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Student Coordinators


The Student Coordinator position plays an integral role in the planning, coordination, and execution of all programs and initiatives for new students and family members entering Emory College of Arts and Sciences. The team is comprised of student leaders who work directly with professional staff members, fellow students, and across campus.

Every Fall New Student Programs seeks highly motivated students to serve in the Student Coordinator role. Recruitment for the 2019-2020 Academic year is currently happening. Read below to learn more about this on-campus leadership position and how to apply to join our team. 

Student Coordinator Positions

New Student Programs is seeking 9 motivated and talented student leaders to serve as Student Coordinators for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. As a Student Coordinator, while you will apply for a specific position based on your skills and interests (listed below), you will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Be present for all scheduled training including the Student Coordinator Retreat, Spring ECS 100: Peer Mentoring and Leadership Course, Spring and August staff training. 
  • Hold one office hour each week.
  • Communicate progress and complete all tasks before/during summer 2021. 
  • Assist with all elements of recruitment and selection of 2021 Orientation Leader team (Includes applicant information session, marketing and outreach efforts, etc.).
  • Manage a team of Orientation Leaders, holding them accountable to the expectations of their role.
  • Serve as liaisons and points of communication for campus guests, community partners, and university departments. 

Each individual position will include a unique list of responsibilities in addition to the responsibilities listed above. There are 4 individual positions available for 2020-2021 Student Coordinators. Below are shortened descriptions of each position. Candidates are encouraged to review the full position description document before proceeding to the application. 

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Leader training and development

Primary Responsibility: Assist in the Coordination of the Orientation Leader Spring and Fall Training Program

Candidates interested in the position should have a strong sense of relationship-building skills and be able to bring a critical eye to the overall OL development process. 

Three Positions Available

orientation programming

Primary Responsibility: Assist with the planning execution of social events during Orientation. 

Candidates interested in the position should be organized, thoughtful, and have experience/interest in event planning and managing large scale event logistics. 

TWO POSITIONS Available

orientation Communications and Operations

Primary Responsibility: Assist with the coordination of the Summer Onboarding Experience for New Students. 

Candidates interested in the position should be creative problem solvers and able to assist in the content generation of various platform including Emory Essentials, NSP Social Media channels, and more. 

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE

TRANSFER STUDENT COORDINATOR

Primary Responsibility: Assist with the planning execution of Transfer Orientation, including the management of the Transfer Orientation Leader team. 

Candidates interested in the position should be interested in helping shape the Transfer student experience. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to the most common questions regarding becoming a Student Coordinator. If you have additional questions please feel free to reach out to Becka Shetty.

With the exception of the Transfer Student Coordinator Position, students must have previously served as an Orientation Leader in order to be eligible for a Student Coordinator position. Additional requirements include:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing for the 2020 Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters. 
  • Ensuring tasks are completed ahead of Orientation

If you have additional questions about any of the items listed above please feel free to reach out to Becka Shetty at rebecca.shetty@emory.edu

Spring 2020 - Student Coordinators will be required to take part in ECS:100 Peer Mentoring and Leadership. The course will meet once a week on Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm. In addition, Student Coordinators will be required to hold at least one office hour in the Spring Semester in order to receive credit for the class. SCs are also required to assist with Connections Day for Oxford Continuees in January and attend the Student Coordinator Retreat. Please consult the SC Position Description for specific dates. 

Summer 2020 - Some Summer work may include virtual meetings and conversations to ensure task are completed in advance of Orientation. 

August/Fall 2020 - Student Coordinator will complete a 3-day Fall Training in addition to attending and participating in the 6-day Orientation Leader training ahead of the Orientation program. In addition, Student Coordinators will be asked to help with various programmatic events during Weeks of Welcome and 2021 Student Coordinator Recruitment and Selection. 

A full calendar of dates and information is available in the Student Coordinator Position Description document. 

New Student Programs seeks motivated students who are looking to make a positive influence on the new Emory student experience. This will require Student Coordinators to take initiative and step-up to various challenges. 

In order to be an effective Orientation Student Coordinator, we ask students to be, above all else, flexible and adaptable. In addition, SCs are expected to serve as a leader-of-leaders and model the way for being humble, hard-working, and enthusiastic members of the Orientation Team. 

Leadership development is at the core of becoming a Student Coordinator and as such we take special steps to ensuring students are prepared to take on this role. 

Student Coordinators will take place in a credit-bearing course called ECS:100 Peer Mentorship and Leadership. Through the course, students will be exposed to Leadership Development best-practices and have a chance to develop in the areas of peer supervision, event planning, collaboration, and more. 

After completing the Student Coordinator role, our students have expressed gaining experience with the following transferable skills:

  • Event Planning + Management
  • Understanding Personal Leadership Philosophy
  • Recruiting and Building a Successful Team
  • Managing Team Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Understanding Personal Strengths
  • Learning Student Development Practices
  • Networking with Campus Administrators/Faculty and Staff
  • ... and more

In addition, you have the opportunity to impact future generations of Emory students by ensuring all incoming students have a welcoming and memorable Orientation experience. 

Application Process

The timeline for the Student Coordinator selection is as follows:

  • Application Opens: Monday, October 5
  • Application Closes: Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 pm
  • In-Person Interviews: Candidates moving on to this stage in the process will be asked to sign-up for an interview by October 20 at 11:59 pm. Interviews will take place from October 22-26.
  • Decision Release Date: Applicants will be notified of final decisions by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30.

Before proceeding to the application we highly encourage candidates to take a moment to review the position description in its entirety. After reviewing the document please feel free to reach out to Becka Shetty at rebecca.shetty@emory.edu with any additional questions. 

Position Description

The Student Coordinator Application is available through OrgSync by visiting the link below.

Application Link

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