Student Engagement Leader Application

 
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First Name:
Last Name:
Preferred Name:
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Cell Phone: (XXX-XXX-XXXX)
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Expected Graduation Date: (example: 5/2014)
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Next year will you qualify for: Federal Work Study
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Have you participated in a CCASL program(s): No Yes - If yes, which program(s)

It is important to CCASL that student leaders achieve a healthy balance between the various demands of college life. For this reason, all student leaders are limited to 2 leadership positions within CCASL (with the exception of Reality Camp, because it happens before the school year) and we ask you to list all commitments that you anticipate having next year. Please fill this section out completely:
Extra-curricular: write in, leader or participant, hours committed per week
Leadership: write in, hours committed per week
Jobs: write in, leader or participant, hours committed per week
Other:

Please answer the following questions in no more than 250 words.
In your experience, how do faith and justice inform one another? How does faith inform your approach to service?
Why do you want to be a leader in this program?
How do you stay organized and set priorities? Please describe a time when you’ve had to handle event logistics.
What is your previous experience in coordinating/leading your peers?

Position Preferences

Take a moment to review the various positions available within each of the four programs, and select the ones you would like to be considered for. In the text box below please identify the position you are MOST interested in and why.

Faith and Justice Series

The Faith & Justice Series provides a welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff to engage in open dialogue about pertinent social justice issues and encourages civic action in the community. This monthly series of speakers, lectures, and multimedia presentations is led by a team of 4 students working collaboratively with staff in CCASL and UMIN. These 4 volunteer student leaders can expect to serve at least 6 hours per week.

Please indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for:

Lead Coordinator: Maintains communication between student coordinators and Staff Advisors from CCASL & UMIN, provides guidance and assistance for student coordinators, develops programmatic curriculum and works with staff advisors on the creation and assessment of student learning outcomes, among other duties
Marketing Coordinator: Collaborates with team members to develop programming calendar on a semester basis, develops brand identity for program, creates marketing strategies for each speaker/presentation, including press releases, social media posts, and website updates, among others
External Relations Coordinator: Manages all communication between external F&J and speakers/presenters, is responsible for all paperwork associated with external acts/presentations. Coordinates with Internal Logistics coordinator, advisors, and speaker(s) to book travel and related accommodations. Collaborates with On-Campus coordinator to develop itinerary for speakers/presenters. Serve as the Catholic Relief Services Ambassador (CRS), which includes additional responsibilities tied to the official international humanitarian agency of the US Catholic community. For more information about the CRS duties, please contact Jeff Brogan at brogan@gonzaga.edu.
Internal Relations Coordinator: Manages all technical aspects of presentations (books rooms, IT, etc.), ensures that university paperwork is filled out and turned in correctly and on-time, coordinates with external relations coordinator regarding travel, itinerary, and timelines for external speakers. Is responsible for all elements and communication with internal speakers (professors, staff, etc.) and panels.

GUSR (Gonzaga University Specialized Recreation)

GUSR provides creative programming for adults with developmental disabilities in the spirit of friendship and mutual respect. If you want an opportune to serve your peers and adults with developmental disabilities through creating a space where meaningful relationships can emerge, we encourage your application to the GUSR Leadership Team.

Our programming includes weekly play and sports practices, with Special Olympics tournaments, seasonal parties, and a play each semester. Six dedication undergraduate students, with the assistance of 1 graduate student, run and plan for GUSR’s programming. The Lead Coordinator will serve an average of 18 hours per week, with at least 4 hours in CCASL. The other coordinator positions are volunteer leadership positions that require at least 14 hours of service per week. The GUSR managers are volunteer leadership positions that require an average of 10 hours of weekly service.

We are currently taking applications for all 7 positions; please indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for:

Lead Coordinator: manages the Leadership Team to provide high quality programming that cultivates meaningful relations between students and adults with developmental disabilities.

This position will assist in all aspects of the GUSR program through running weekly team meetings, working regularly with CCASL staff, developing program curriculum, and ensuring that records are accurate maintained. This person will communicates relevant information to students, participants, community organizations, and caregivers.

Play Coordinator(s) (two positions): plans and runs play practices and performances that foster mutual respect between all involved in GUSR.

These positions will develop and implement weekly programming and plan for the bi-annual GUSR Play, which requires developing a script, recruiting volunteers, and marketing. These persons will handle all of the administrative details related to the running of the play.

Special Activities Coordinator: manages and directs GUSR’s parties and events outside of the regular weekly programming to enrich relationships through developing community and respect.

This position takes responsibility for planning, marketing, recruitment, and executing GUSR parties, open-houses, MonsterBash, Winter Ball, the annual Way of the Heart Retreat, and Disability Awareness Week. This person will work with other Gonzaga clubs and organization and community partners, while managing all of the events’ administrative details.

Sports Coordinator: plans and runs sports practices that foster a spirit of friendship between those participating in GUSR.

This position will develop and coordinate GUSR's weekly bowling and basketball practices, which requires meeting Special Olympics of Washington’s guidelines and deadlines, recruiting volunteers, and working with Gonzaga club teams. This person will handle all of the administrative details related to the running of the sport’s program.

GUSR Manager: assists GUSR coordinators fulfill their responsibilities, while learning how GUSR operates, to cultivate friendship and mutual respect across GUSR’s programming.

This position will assist each of the coordinators as needs arise throughout the year, which will include marketing, recruiting, planning, development, and implementation of GUSR’s programming, among others. This person will have the opportunity to assist his or her fellow leaders in creating high-quality programming for all who participate in GUSR.

GUSR Manager - Sports: assists GUSR coordinators fulfill their responsibilities, while learning how GUSR operates, to cultivate friendship and mutual respect across GUSR's programming.

This position primarily supports the execution of sports and Special Olympics oriented iniatives, including marketing, recruiting, planning, and development, while also supporting all of GUSR's programming. This person will have the opportunity to assist his or her fellow leaders in creating high-quality programming for all who participate in GUSR.

Homeless Outreach

Homeless Outreach is a program at Gonzaga that strives to provide opportunities for students that would like to aid the Spokane community in dignifying, uplifting, de-marginalizing, and connecting with the homeless population. This mission is not effectively pursued by donating goods and time at institutions that provide services to the homeless, but with conscious, humble, selfless interactions that work to humanize and honor the homeless population as equal members of the human community. This program seeks to raise awareness about what it means to be homeless and how every person can help without creating a stigma of shame.

This program is led by 4 student volunteers, who should each expect to serve an average of 8 hours per week, which will fluctuate depending on special events.

Lead Coordinator: This position conducts weekly program meetings and meets weekly with CCASL staff supervisor, in addition to attending Spokane Homeless Coalition meetings (one Thursday each month from 9am – 11am). Responsible for collaborating with other coordinators, providing guidance, and developing programmatic outcomes for each element of the Homeless Outreach program
Special Events Coordinator: This position is responsible for the planning and coordination of the annual "Food for Thought" dinner, held each fall as a part of Spokane's Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week, as well as the development and creation of an annual special event to raise awareness of homelessness on campus during the spring semester, including marketing, recruitment of volunteers, and day-of management.
St. Margaret's Coordinator: This position is responsible for connecting with St. Margaret's Women's and Children's Shelter to develop curriculum and program design. Works with the Special Events/Run to Overcome Coordinator, serving as the communication point of contact between the program and St. Margaret's.
Streetwise Coordinator: This position is responsible for connecting with the House of Charity/other agencies in the development of the Streetwise program, which is focused on developing shared experiences between GU students and members of the Spokane Homeless community around a mutual interest in sports.

Senior Citizen Outreach (ZESST)

ZESST seeks to build relationships between Gonzaga students and the residents at the assisted living home Maplewood Gardens in the Logan Neighborhood. The goal of the program is to increase the amount of activities and events offered at Maplewood while providing an opportunity for Gonzaga students to interact with the elderly community in Spokane.

ZESST is led by three student volunteers, who should each expect to serve an average of 8 hours per week, which will fluctuate depending on special events.

Please indicate which position(s) you would like to be considered for:

Lead Coordinator: This position conducts weekly program meetings and meets weekly with CCASL staff supervisor. Serves as a point of contact for organizations in the community, and oversees the Special Events and Activities Coordinator positions. Responsible for the development and assessment of learning/community impact outcomes. Coordinates marketing and volunteer recruitment efforts on campus in conjunction with CCASL staff.
Activities Coordinator: This position is responsible for developing weekly crafts and activities for the program. Coordinates with CCASL staff regarding procurement of supplies and is responsible for maintaining inventory. Additionally, this person will connect with staff at Maplewood Gardens regarding the development of new programming.
Special Events Coordinator: This position is responsible for the development of 2 – 3 special events per semester, to be held in addition to weekly programming already happening at Maplewood. This will require coordination with external partners, marketing to students, and day-of project management.

If selected as a leader for this program do you agree to attend:
Yes No - Student Engagement Retreat - a retreat just prior to New Student Orientation in August (will require early return to campus)
Yes No - Weekly meetings
Yes No - Monthly leadership training and development meetings
 
If you would like to turn in a resume for review, please submit it to bergj@gonzaga.edu within 1 hour of your application submission.