Peer Leadership Consultants Team application
Recruitment and Selection Process Timeline, for 2013-2014 Academic Year, Center for Leadership Development
- April 8, 2013 (Monday): Applications available online or in Student Events and Activities Center (MU 103)
- May 3, 2013 (Friday): Completed applications due by 5:00 PM
- May 7 to 14, 2013: Interviews
- May 28, 2013 (Tuesday): Hire letter sent out through e-mail
- May 31, 2013 - by 5p (Friday): Acceptance/Decline deadline
- June 5, 2013 - 4-5p (Wednesday): Mandatory new hire meeting from 4 to 5 PM in MU 207
- June 14, 2013 (Friday): Deadline to sign-up for payroll
Student Leadership & Involvement Overview:
Oregon State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We encourage those who are from traditionally underrepresented groups, including students who are of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.
The mission of Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) is to create meaningful and diverse opportunities for leadership development and involvement experiences that cultivate positive social change. SLI provides programs, services and opportunities that intentionally promote student learning, personal development and inclusion into the diverse campus community. SLI directly supports student organizations, student-coordinated programs, and members of the Greek Life community with their leadership and organizational development, and event planning. SLI also participates in support of student organization events through the Cultural Meal Support program
Peer Leadership Consultant Application Process:
To apply for a Peer Leadership Consultant Staff position, submit the following by the application deadline (see Recruitment and Selection Process Timeline for more information):
- Cover letter addressing your related work, volunteer, and/or leadership experiences.
- An essay (no more than 2 pages) addressing the following topics:
- What are your strengths, and how do you believe these qualities will help you to successfully contribute to Student Leadership & Involvement and students on campus? Give examples that illustrate your strengths.
- Describe your experience working with diverse groups and/or traditionally underrepresented students. What Approach do you take?
SLI Staff Fall Training:
All successful candidates will be required to participate in SLI Student Staff Fall Training from September 12-27, 2013.
Melissa Yamamoto, Coordinator for Student Leadership Programs, Center for Leadership Development
Telephone: (541) 737-6385 | email: Melissa.Yamamoto@oregonstate.edu
Peer Leadership Consultant Position Description
The Peer Leadership Consultants are paraprofessionals who, individually and as a team, support OSU students and the campus community in involvement, leadership and organizational development. The Peer Leadership Consultant staff members provide and expand services and support for leadership and organizational development, facilitate leadership development programs, events and workshops, and increase campus awareness of involvement and development opportunities, including involvement in student organizations. The Peer Leadership Consultant staff represents the Center for Leadership Development, and works to expand the resources provided to students through all elements of the OSU community.
Leadership and Organization Development (these hours are both scheduled and flexible program hours)
- Provide training, workshops and educational materials on leadership and organizational development topics
- Consult with students and provide assistance in addressing leadership and organizational needs
- Coordinate resources to help students identify and access leadership development opportunities
- Develop and facilitate programs and resources to enhance leadership qualities in others
Event Planning (these hours are both scheduled and flexible program planning hours)
- Plan and implement outreach events, information fairs and recognition for student leaders and groups
- Plan and implement leadership development events
- Participate in implementation and support of student events sponsored by SLI
- Assist new and returning students interested in increasing their involvement and leadership development
- Facilitate involvement and leadership development information to classes, tour groups, etc.
- Represent Student Leadership & Involvement through participation in Connect Week events and campus information fairs (Beaver Open House, Kaleidoscope, Spring Visits, etc.)
- Support campus-wide involvement and leadership development initiatives
- Represent SLI on campus-wide committees such as MLK Jr. Celebration Planning, After Dark, MU Board, etc.
Information, Referral and Administrative Tasks
- Maintain data to provide updated information pertaining to campus-wide student activities, organizations and events
- Provide information and referrals regarding involvement, leadership and personal development opportunities
- Perform administrative tasks for Center for Leadership Development and Student Events & Activities Center
Commitments - SLI student staff members are:
- hired for the academic year with the expectation of employment during fall, winter & spring terms;
- required to participate in all staff training sessions, and other professional development sessions, including staff development retreats;
- expected to work an average of 8-10 hours each week with some scheduled office hours, and some flexible program hours;
- work evening and weekend hours as required to implement effective programming and outreach;
- required to attend weekly team staff meetings, individual supervisory meetings, and “all call events”;
- required to fully participate in SLI Student Staff Fall Training, September 12-27, 2013 (approximately 80 paid hours of training).
- Strong interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills
- Demonstrated ability in effective public speaking skills
- Ability to shift one’s approach when working with a variety of organizations/leaders representing diverse cultures, communication styles, histories, and team structures
- Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to traditionally underrepresented students
- Ability to organize work, manage time, and follow through on tasks in a self-directed environment
- Awareness/attentiveness of group dynamics and team development
- Must be a currently enrolled student at Oregon State University for at least 6 academic credits
- Must be in good academic standing for the term prior to selection and during entire period of employment
- Must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduates)
- Prior involvement experience in leadership activities, student organizations, event planning and/or outreach activities
- Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
- Ability to find answers to problems creatively and resourcefully
- Experience with educating, training, and/or mentoring others
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, adaptable, and provide feedback in program implementation and evolution
- Demonstrated knowledge of standard PC programs, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), desktop publishing, and social media.
- Experience with advertising, marketing, or outreach for events, projects or organizations
- Demonstrated knowledge of/experience with graphic design, photography, video, social media, website management, or multimedia