2015-2016 Team Leader Application Packet

Are YOU ready for the next level? Become a Team Leader!

Applications are due September 4, 2015 at 11:59PM 


We encourage ALL past Orientation Ambassadors to consider applying!


The Office of New Student & Family Programs is looking for past Ambassadors to become Team Leaders for Orientation 2016. As a Team Leader, you will help train, influence, supervise, and mentor a new team of ambassadors as they get ready for an amazing summer!
This is the Team Leader digital application packet. Be sure to thoroughly read the contents of this packet and the application materials. In order to be eligible for an individual interview, you must have completed and submitted the required information—here via the form system below—by Friday, September 4th at 11:59PM. 

Once you have completed your application Michael Wallace will correspond with you regarding your application submission and interview schedule.

questions? please contact:

Michael Wallace | mwalla2@clemson.edu 

Chris Trudell |  trudell@clemson.edu

Office: 864-656-0515 | Call if you have any questions.

Be sure to read the contents this page closely; navigating through the page below will provide helpful information relating to the application process. 

Brief Position Description

You can review the the formal position description here

BENEFITS (SOME, BUT NOT ALL):

  • Make your visions a reality! Be a key member of the Orientation planning and training process
  • Lead your own team throughout the spring and summer orientation program 
  • Be a mentor and expert resource for the new ambassadors in your own unique way
  • Experience a deeper sense of involvement in all areas of orientation
  • Add an impressive and versatile leadership position to your resume
  • Gain experience in a supervisory role and learn how to effectively delegate to your peers
  • $2,500 payment for the Summer of 2016
  • All other benefits of the Orientation Ambassador position apply once again 

INTERVIEW PROCESS

  • Interviews will occur September 7-11, 2015
  • Interviews will tentatively require a formal presentation on a topic related to new students, the college transition, and multicultural/inclusion topics
  • Interviews will be conducted by:
    • Chris Trudell, Associate Director
    • Michael Wallace, Graduate Assistant
    • Orientation Team Coordinator 
    • NSFP staff
  • No more than five interviewers will be in attendance 
  • 30 minute individual interview (10-15 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A with NSFP staff)

TO APPLY:

  • Must be enrolled full-time to Clemson for the Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Fall 2016
  • Complete the digital application by September 4, 2015
  • Complete a 30 minute individual interview (10-15 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A with NSFP staff)

Expectations (some, but not all):

  • Lead pieces of the Orientation Ambassador recruitment
  • Assist in facilitating Ambassador In-Service Workshops
  • Assist in Orientation Ambassador group and individual interview process
  • Effectively chair / co-chair your own committee
  • Attend a monthly Team Leader Retreat (or TBD by Team Leader Schedules)
  • Team Leader Meetings once every two weeks (or TBD by TL Class Schedules)
  • Create/lead presentations throughout EDC-3900 as a teaching aid, and summer training facilitator 
  • Share in the vision of the entire Orientation program—from a detailed and holistic perspective
  • Contribute to class discussions and address concerns of developing ambassadors as effective team members
  • Act in a supervisory and role model capacity to the Orientation Ambassador team
  • Assist Family Weekend, September 11-13, 2015
  • Attend SROW 

 

Application Materials Outline

1. Basic Contact & Application Information

2. Letter of Intent | Four parts

Address the following topics as a your Letter of Intent / Purpose for applying. Please note the specific minimum word count for these responses. We encourage depth and detailed reflections; be concise.

PART ONE -- INTEREST IN THE POSITION (minimum 300 words): 

  • Include specific information about the position, your reasons for applying, and the qualifications you believe bring.

PART TWO -- THREE IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP VALUES (minimum 300 words): 

  • Discuss three important values you demonstrate as a leader.
  • Provide an example/story that demonstrates these leadership values in practice within your own work ethic. 
  • Explain why you feel like your examples demonstrated that you were successful, or what you would do differently if you had the chance to.

PART THREE -- PROMOTE COMMUNITY (minimum 300 words): 

  • How might you as Team Leader promote “a community of Ambassadors” (however you might describe community) for the 2015 Summer Orientation & new student cohort (2020)?
  • What contributed to the strength of the team last year? What would you want to change or do differently?

PART FOUR -- TEAM LEADER IDENTITIES (minimum 300 words):

  • Discuss what you think are the necessary identities (e.g. supervisor, mentor, friend…) that a Team Leader must have throughout the Ambassador and Orientation program? Provide examples when possible. 
  • Which of these do you believe is your strongest? Why?
  • Which of these do you believe you need to develop?

3. We would like you to write your own letter of recommendation:

  • Pretend/imagine that you are Mr. Trudell and write yourself a letter of recommendation for the Team Leader position.
  • To assist this process, consider how Chris would write the following about you:
    • What qualifies the person for the position?
    • How might have Chris observed the person grow from past experience?
    • What leadership qualities does the person embody?
    • How might the person work directly with students / guests / peers / professional staff?
    • What would Chris think your peers would say about you as you apply for a Team Leader position?
    • How does the person assert "being present" ?
    • Does the person represent knowledge of diversity, multiculturalism, and social identities?
    • Does this person represent a proud member of the Orientation Ambassador team?
  • Be sure to discuss the position, your character, your qualifications, and why you (Mr. Trudell) would recommend the person for the position over any other candidate.

 4. Planned Involvement and Activities for 2015 - 2016 School Year & Summer

5. Read and acknowledge the Date Recognition Form

  • Be sure to check your calendar and assure you are available for the dates listed.
2015-2015 Team Leader Application
Name *
Name
Address
Address
Mobile Phone Number *
Mobile Phone Number
Optional. Add if you're considering changing your major.
Class Level *
Optional. Type "IDK" if you cannot remember who your Orientation Ambassador was
Letter of Intent | Purpose for Applying:
Address the following topics as a your Letter of Intent / Purpose for applying. Please note the specific minimum word count for these responses. We encourage depth and detailed reflections; be concise.
Include specific information about the position, your reasons for applying, and the qualifications you believe you will bring.
Discuss three important values you demonstrate as a leader. Provide an example/story that demonstrates these leadership values in practice within your own work ethic. Explain why you feel like your examples demonstrated that you were successful, or what you would do differently if you had the chance to.
How might you as Team Leader promote “a community of Ambassadors” (however you might describe community) for the 2016 Summer Orientation & new student cohort (2020)? What contributed to the strength of the team last year? What would you want to change or do differently?
Discuss what you think are the necessary identities (e.g. supervisor, mentor, friend… there can be many more) that a Team Leader must have throughout the Ambassador and Orientation program? Provide examples when possible. Which identity do you believe is your strongest? Why? Which identity do you believe you need to develop? Why?
Letter of Recommendation
Pretend/imagine that you are Mr. Trudell and write yourself a letter of recommendation for the Team Leader position. See notes in position description above this application.
Involvement 2015|2016
Please list any prospective involvement or academic activities you plan to schedule during the 2015/2016 school year (planned credits, internships, clubs/orgs, etc.)
Tentative Required Team Leader Dates
Please review and understand that you will likely be required to be available for the following dates listed below, participate fully in all job requirements, be a role model for all ambassadors, and maintain the standards set for the Orientation Ambassador program. By checking the boxes / not checking the boxes you're acknowledging that you have reviewed the dates and their importance relating to the Orientation Team Leader role.
Signature *
Signature
Typing your name and clicking submit will be recognized as a completed 2016 Team Leader Application.
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