Want to meet new friends and coordinate service events? Become a Service-Learning Advocate! You will gain skills that will make your resume stand out! This position is perfect for busy students because the overall hourly commitment is pretty flexible!
Apply to be a Service-Learning Advocate through this link: https://orgsync.com/40318/forms/91567
Service-Learning Advocates (SLA)
Service-Learning Advocates are taught by CSA's Leadership Coordinator and Graduate Assistant.
SLAs coordinate and assist with Seasons of Service Events.
SLAs lead interactive classroom trainings focused on local non-profits, volunteer opportunities, and service-learning TED Talks.
Service-Learning Advocates work approximately 30 hours per semester and receive a $250 Barnes & Nobles Scholarship at the end of the semester. SLAs make over $8 an hour. This is a great position for busy students because of the time commitment.
Students in any major are welcome to apply
SLAs should possess the ability to communicate effectively one-on-one, as well as in front of both small and large groups of people
Be a positive role model and be willing to represent the CSA office at University events
Possess exceptional initiative and a student engagement attitude
The SLA position is subject to change
Must meet SLAs Learning Contract Goals and SLA Behavior Contract Objectives
Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA
All SLAs must be a registered student in good standing with Oakland University (this includes good financial and academic standing)
Compensation and Contract Commitments
Seldom weekend availability
These qualifications are subject to change
You will be notified via email if you are granted an interview.
Application Deadline: December 2nd, 2013 at noon
Required Dates for Service-Learning Advocates:
SLA's must attend monthly service-learning advocates meetings; SLA's get compensated for attending! These meetings will only be scheduled during a time that works for your schedule. SLA's will also give two classroom presentations on service opportunities per semester. SLA's will be trained for classroom presentation at meetings.
1) January 9th: Volunteer Fair
*11am-1pm (Come for 30 minutes)
2) January 18th: MLK Day of Service
3) February 18th: Leadership ExplOUration Event (Leadership and Diversity)
*5-6pm, Heritage Room
4) March 14th: International Night
5) March 15th: Grad Fair
*8am-3pm (Schedule 2 hours with Emily that work for you)
6) March 18th: Grad Fair
*10am-6pm (Schedule 2 hours with Emily that work for you)
7) March 29th: OUCARES Family Fun Day
*In the Recreation Center. Help with set up 9:30am-11:30am or the event shift is 11:30am-5pm
8) April 14th: OU Day of Service: 10am-2:30pm
Optional May Event: Clinton River Watershed Council
Strongly Encouraged: Leadership Institute, August TBD, Weekend Retreat
2013 - 2014 Leadership Consultants
Leadership & Volunteer Center
Center for Student Activities (CSA)
CSA is currently hiring Leadership Consultants. Please apply through Grizz Orgs: https://orgsync.com/40318/forms/31525. Grizz Orgs applications are due December 2nd!
Leadership Consultants (LC) gain leadership experience by serving as program coordinators, student organization trainers, and workshop presenters.
Leadership Consultants are soft skill developers; employers desire competent soft skills as much as hard skills.
Leadership Consultants are taught by CSA's Leadership Coordinator, Emily DeLano, on various topics: leadership theory, historical leaders, current leaders, and how to create an e-portfolio! Their training manuals are vast.
- Consultants will act as ambassadors to the CSA office by facilitating and assisting in various programs hosted by the Leadership and Volunteer Center as well as the Center for Student Activities:
Jump Start, MLK Day, Make a Difference Day, Grizz Tracks, International Night, OU Day of Service and much more!
- Consultants serve student organizations by presenting different trainings: how to make an E-Portfolio (which focuses on service learning and leadership), a personal website, Condensed Myer Briggs Test, Condensed True Colors Test, How to Market Leadership & Service Learning on a resume, creating a leadership philosophy, and a training on what research says about service learning.
- Consultants present tailored workshops on a variety of topics to students at Leadership ExplOUration events. These workshops may deal with issues such as Leadership & Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, and Micro Aggressions.
If you are interested in being a Leadership Consultant, please contact Emily DeLano: Delano@oakland.edu
Explore the leader in you and build your resume by attending this six part training series.
- Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution, Wednesday: September 18th, 5-6pm , Heritage Room ( 2nd Floor of Oakland Center)
- How to "Jazz Up" Your Student Organization Meetings, Wednesday: October 23rd, 12-1pm, Heritage Room
- Leadership & Counseling, Tuesday: November 12th, 12-1pm, Lake Huron
- How a Leader's Resume Looks, Wednesday: January 22nd, 12-1pm, Heritage Room
- Leadership & Diversity, Tuesday: February 18th, 5-6pm, Heritage Room
- Professional Women's Panel: Successful Steps After College, Tuesday: March 18th, 5-6pm, Heritage Room
Dear Presidential Scholars, four of these trainings count as your Leadership Opportunity.
Participants who attend all events will receive a leadership certification of completion!
The student organization that has the most members at Leadership ExplOUration Series throughout the entire year, wins :
$100 in their flex account!
Looking for a great way to collaborate with your e-board while getting a chance to network with other OU leaders?
The Leadership and Volunteer Center will be hosting the E-Board Leadership Summit in March. More details to follow! This event will highlight effective communication techniques and team building initiatives for e-board members to utilize in their organization. Most importantly the E-Board Leadership Summit will provide you with an opportunity to network with other student organization e-board members. We hope that these new connections will help foster collaboration within student organizations to promote common initiatives and spread awareness!
by Thursday February 28th by 5pm