Supervision and Community Building
Skills learned: leadership, ability to work in a team, creativity, communication skills (verbal and written), interpersonal skills, initiative
- Assist in the recruitment and selection of Transfer Ambassadors (TAs), undergraduate transfer students who will help facilitate the Transfer SOAR program during the summer and Transfer Transition Program activities throughout the year.
- Support the Transfer Transition Coordinator – Programming in supervising TAs.
- Lead the TAs in creating a semesterly schedule of programming for new transfer students.
- Observe and provide feedback to TAs on their facilitation of transfer student events/programming.
- Coordinate the TA meeting schedule for the summer and school year.
- Integrate creative energizers, traditions, and activities to build community amongst the staff.
- Engage in discussions about difficult topics such as identity formation, transitions, and self-awareness.
Training and Presentation
Skills learned: communication skills (verbal and written), problem-solving, leadership, ability to work in a team, flexibility/adaptability, organizational ability
- Develop 3 training sessions in the spring semester/early summer for TAs.
- Lead/facilitate parts of the 2017-2018 Transfer Ambassador Training.
- Present and facilitate portions of Transfer SOAR including portions of the Parent/Guest Program.
- Collaboratively (with TAs) monitor the Transfer Transition Program’s social media accounts.
- Communicate with campus partners to promote TA events.
- Assist in creating promotional materials for the Transfer Transition Program and events.
Transfer Transition Program Support & Logistics
Skills learned: ability to work in a team, communication skills (verbal and written), problem-solving skills, strong work ethic, strategic planning skills, and computer skills
- Monitor comprehensive list of new transfer students and divide into groups as necessary.
- Provide accurate information and resources to new transfer students and guests at SOAR and TA events.
- Plan regular large-scale programming including Transfer Welcome Dinner, ConnectFAST event, and BadgerCETE.
- Support the organization of other Wisconsin Welcome events as needed.
- Meet regularly with the Transfer Transition Coordinator to discuss the progress of programming and events.
- Assist in planning for growth and development of the Transfer Transition Program.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Full-time undergraduate-student status through spring 2018
- Strong work ethic and leadership initiative
- Must have flexibility/adaptability
- Must demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Must be able to work independently and in a team-oriented setting
- Must be able to interact professionally with campus staff
- Desire to participate in public speaking
- Minimum 3.2 GPA at of the start of the fall term. If your GPA is below 3.2, please include a statement of explanation in your application.
- Experience working with transfer students in either a classroom or co-curricular setting preferred.
- Be available to work on all of the dates listed in the “Important Dates and Time Commitment Requirements” section of the application.
- Summer classes, second jobs, or other major commitments cannot conflict with summer staffing dates and must be disclosed and approved by the supervisor prior to accepting the employment offer.
- Basic graphic design skills are a plus!
- A familiarity with CFYE and/or SOAR is a plus!
Compensation: CFYE Interns are paid at a rate of $12.50 per hour. The Transfer intern will also receive Transfer Transition Program and Wisconsin Welcome apparel. Lunch will be included in every day-long training and Transfer SOAR session.
This position is supervised by CFYE’s Transfer Transition Coordinator.
Spring 2017 Semester: 10 hrs per week
Summer 2017: 10 hrs per week
Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Semester: 10-15 hrs per week
Important Dates and Time Commitment Requirements:
January 9, 2017 (Intern Training)
January 10-12, 2017 (January SOAR)
January 23, 2017 (spring Transfer Welcome Dinner)
March 11, 2017 (spring training)
April 22, 2017 (TA Training)
May 22-23, 2017 (Bethel Retreat)
May 24, 2017 (TA Training)
June 5-6, 26-27; July 20-21; August 10, 23 (summer SOAR, dates subject to change)
September 1, 2017 (New Student Convocation and Night at the Overture)
September 12, 2017 (fall Transfer Welcome Dinner)
January 2018 SOAR dates and Transfer Welcome Dinner (TBD)
Please apply for the position through CFYE’s online application process. The application will require you to submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references. Applications are due by noon on October 28, 2017. The cover letter should address why you are interested in this position and what skills you would bring to the Center for the First-Year Experience.
*If you need help with your résumé or with drafting a cover letter, we strongly recommend contacting the Writing Center or your school/college career office. These offices are an excellent resources to help you get started or to refine your existing materials.
Writing Center: http://www.writing.wisc.edu/
School/College Career Centers: http://careers.wisc.edu/