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Community Leader

As a representative of Radford University, the Community Leaders will work closely with the New Student Programs staff to assist with planning and delivery of University 100.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Professional development, meetings, and class responsibilities

  • Attend Community Leader meetings with NSP Staff on a regular basis
    • Spring 2013 meetings: weekly time TBD
    • Fall 2013 meetings: weekly time TBD
  • Assist with recruitment events
  • Assist with the individual interviews for the following year’s Peer Instructors (PIs)
  • Plan and implement Spring training sessions and fall training week
  • Work with NSP staff to implement a comprehensive training program for PIs
  • Facilitate weekly Family Meetings with assigned PIs (Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm)
  • Serve as a mentor for PIs
  • Participate in PI staff development programs
  • Act as a liaison between UNIV 100 Faculty Instructors, Peer Instructors, and the NSP office
  • Oversee, along with NSP staff members, the Success Starts Here Series
  • Participate in all assigned duties related to UNIV 100
  • Serve as a PI in a UNIV 100 class
  • Maintain good conduct and academic standing

Professionalism

  • Commit yourself to fulfilling the goals of UNIV 100
  • Always consider your role as a CL and role model when making decisions, especially those that could affect your PIs and UNIV 100 students
  • Maintain a professional attitude and manner while serving as a Radford University employee
  • Know and understand the rationale for Radford University and UNIV 100 policies and be able to interpret and explain these policies
  • Develop a positive working relationship with any faculty or staff member with whom you are teaching and support that person
  • Know and understand the purpose of the Office of New Student Programs and support the efforts of this office
  • Be knowledgeable of university services and make appropriate referrals
  • Support and work cooperatively with other university offices/employees

Academic Expectations

  • Each CL is expected to maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of a least a 2.6.  If a CL’s GPA falls below a 2.6, his or her employment will be subject to termination
  • Each CL must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours unless an exception has been granted

Period of Employment

  • The period of employment is from the beginning of the Spring 2013 semester though the conclusion of the Fall 2013 semester.

Qualifications

  • Have previously served as a Peer Instructor (2012 or before)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.6 at the time of application
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the university

Compensation

  • Upon successfully completing the above expectations, you will receive a $150 stipend at the conclusion of the spring semester.  You will receive $650 during the fall semester ($200 stipend for CL duties and $450 for being a Peer Instructor).