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2016 Pack Leader Application

Completed Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by 4:00 pm

Leadership Center, Suite 2067, 2nd floor of Reng Student Union

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Position Description

The position of Pack Leader (PL) helps new students and their families/guests make a positive transition to A-State during New Student Registration from April 2016 – August 2016. PLs are responsible for the planning, facilitation, and implementation of all aspects of the Camp A-State program throughout the 2016 summer months. In addition to improving self-confidence, communication skills, and leadership abilities, PLs are some of the best informed students who become part of a close-knit, diverse, and dynamic group. While the PL position is a very rewarding leadership experience, PLs work long hours for little monetary compensation and are expected to maintain high and positive standards at all times.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a positive representative of A-State

  • Welcome new students and guests to A-State

  • Teach new students A-State History & Traditions

  • Explain academic opportunities, responsibilities, and procedures

  • Lead campus tours throughout the summer and highlight various aspects of campus life and services

  • Serve as a point of contact for students throughout the summer

  • Explain on-line procedures to students such as the schedule of classes, course availability, registration, etc.

  • Plan, facilitate, and implement all aspects of the Camp A-State overnight extended Orientation program throughout the summer

  • Assist with all aspects of New Student Registration sessions, including but not limited to: creating participant folders, greeting guests, check-in during program days, lifting boxes, transporting materials around campus, moving chairs and tables, etc.


Characteristics of Pack Leaders

  • Display strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills and the potential to develop these skills

  • Have a positive attitude, enthusiasm, & passion for A-State

  • Willingness to work with a diverse group of people and emphasize the importance of first year campus, academic, and/or community co-curricular involvement

  • Desire to take initiative, motivate/help others, have strong sense of responsibility, and have fun

  • Adhere to a strong code of ethics at all times

  • Exhibit leadership potential & willingness to develop leadership skills further

  • Demonstrate punctuality and professionalism

Qualifications and Requirements of Pack Leaders

  • Have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA as a continuing A-State student (including transfer work), and MUST maintain a 2.75 or higher GPA throughout your employment through August 2016.

  • Have completed 25 credit hours by May 2016 and be enrolled in at least 12 credits for Spring 2016.

  • Must have a minimum of one semester of school left upon the completion of the 2016 New Student Registration season.

Qualifications and Requirements of Pack Leaders (continued)

  • Must remain in good academic and judicial standing with the University throughout the tenure in the position, not violate the Student Code of Conduct, and conduct yourself in an appropriate manner both in person and electronically via the Internet (email, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, etc).

  • Will not take any Pre-Session or Summer courses that interfere with trainings, Registrations, Camp A-State, etc.

  • Attend the Leadership Course for Pack Leaders, UC 3012, a 2-credit course held every Monday from 3:00p – 5:00p during the Spring 2016 semester. PLs must receive an A/B in order to continue on during the summer. Student must be able to attend entire class in order to be considered for selection. Selected PLs will be given instructions on how to register for this course as it is a private course that individuals are not permitted to register without special permission.

  • Participate and attend all aspects of scheduled training meetings and retreats including but not limited to: PL Retreat Weekend, Work Weekend, PL Class.

  • Participate and attend all New Student Registration sessions, and all Camp A-State sessions.

  • PLs must maintain high standards of ethical behavior and professionalism regarding new students and parents. PLs are not allowed to engage in any form of romantic relationship with any incoming student from April 2016 – August 2016.

  • A PL must make a commitment to the program and provide a positive experience for new students, family members, and guests. The work hours during each program are long and involved, and PLs are required to be at each program from the beginning to end and maintain a positive attitude.

  • If you work another job, all dates related to New Student Registrations, Camp A-State, retreats, work weekends, training dates must come first. Other employment will not be an excuse to miss any New Student Registration meetings.

  • Consumption of alcohol twenty-four hours prior to a session or while on the job is not permitted. Absolutely no drug use will be tolerated at any time.

Salary & Benefits

  • While the New Student Registration experience is an extremely rewarding leadership opportunity, it is not a position you should seek out for money. All payment information will be finalized and provided in the Pack Leader contract provided in January.

  • T-shirts PLs are required to wear during New Student Registration & Camp A-State are provided.

  • PLs are required to wear khaki, black, or red bottoms, which are not provided, and must be approved.

  • Meals during New Student Registration & Camp A-State will be provided.

  • Develop leadership, interpersonal communication, and social skills.

  • Contact with A-State administrators, faculty, staff, and other students.

  • Gain significant leadership experience while enhancing your opportunities for campus involvement, employment marketability, and career opportunities.

  • It is important to understand that housing during the summer will not be provided outside of the Camp A-State dates. Please note if you are not able to make arrangements the night prior to New Student Registration to stay in or around Jonesboro for the NSR dates, you may want to consider not applying for this position.

Required Dates - *All Dates are subject to change*

Class: Held every Monday during the Spring 2016 semester from 3:00pm – 5:00pm. All class meetings are mandatory. If you are not able to fit this class into your course schedule, you unfortunately will not be able to be considered for selection. This means that you arrive to class no later than 3:00p and are prepared to stay until 5:00p.

Required Pack Leader Date Commitments (all dates will be finalized in January):

March 29, March 30, April 25, May 11, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, August 2, August 8, and August 9

Retreat Date to be scheduled for two days in May, and you will be notified at the start of the semester exact dates.
Potential Camp A-State dates (will select one date): August 3 & 4 or August 10 & 11

*Additional dates include May Retreat Weekend, Work Weekend, and monthly meetings during the summer. All of these dates are mandatory and will be provided during the start of the Spring semester in the Pack Leader Contract.

Application Process

Please keep track of your own application status by using the Application Check list listed below:



  • Paper Application – Completed application, resume, and references, must be turned in no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

    • Completed Application includes:

      • Information Page from Application

      • Responses to Essay questions – typed 12 point font

      • Resume – that includes your current and previous campus organizations, leadership positions, and employment (freshmen only may include High School activities)

      • References –Both reference forms must be submitted to the Leadership Center no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. It is your responsibility to ensure these letters reach the Leadership Center prior to the application deadline.

        • References should be given to someone who can comment on your leadership or work skills and experience.

        • One reference must be completed by a full-time professional faculty or staff member at Arkansas State University.

        • References cannot be completed by any undergraduate students, graduate students (Residence Assistant, Hall Director, Organization President, etc.), or Leadership Center staff members, and should not be completed by anyone that has any form of family tie to you directly.

  • Individual Interviews – All individuals will be notified if they are invited to participate in an individual interview by Wednesday, November 11, 2015, via their A-State student email account.

    • Individuals invited to participate in an individual interview will need to sign up for individual interview by 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in the Leadership Center, Suite 2067, 2nd floor of the Reng Student Union. Failure to sign up by 3:00pm will void the application.

    • The individual interviews will be ten to fifteen minutes in length on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

    • Individuals invited to participate in the interview should wear appropriate interview attire.

  • Hiring – Applicants will be informed of their status via their A-State email on or before Friday, November 20, 2015.

2016 Pack Leader Application

Completed Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, by 4:00 pm

Leadership Center, Suite 2067, 2nd floor of Reng Student Union


Essay Questions: Provide 12 point font typed answers to the applicable questions to be submitted with your application. Essays should be no more than 200 words each. Be sure your name appears on all pages.
NEW APPLICANTS ONLY:

*All new applicants should provide answers to the questions below along with the information sheet included in this packet, the two reference forms, and personal resume.

  1. Why are you interested in being a 2016 Pack Leader?

  2. What are three pieces of advice you would give to new students at A-State? Please explain.

  3. What is the most significant thing you have learned about yourself since starting college?

  4. Why did you decide to attend Arkansas State University?

  5. Incoming freshman students are required to live on campus. Explain the importance of living on campus during the first year of college.

  6. What additional time commitments will you be involved with during Spring and Summer 2016 (other organizations, leadership positions, job, etc.)?


RETURNING PACK LEADERS ONLY:

*All returning applicants should provide answers to the questions below along with the information sheet included in this packet as well as updated resumes. Returning applicants do not have to turn in reference forms.

  1. How did being a member of the Pack Leader team enhance your college experience?

  2. Due to the limited number of returning Pack Leaders selected, what do you feel you could contribute to the 2016 Pack Leader team? In addition, what do you feel you would personally gain that would be different from the previous year (s)?

  3. Describe, in your own words, the role of a returner.

  4. If selected to be a returning Pack Leader, how do you feel you would avoid burnout and motivate your peers? Additionally, what do you foresee as your biggest challenge as a returning PL?

  5. Change is a part of life and our program is constantly evolving and changing in a variety of ways. Pick one aspect of the program that you would change or modify in some way and explain.

  6. What additional time commitments will you be involved with during Spring and Summer 2016 (other organizations, leadership positions, job, etc.)?



2016 Pack Leader Application

Completed Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015, by 4:00 pm

Leadership Center, Suite 2067, 2nd floor of Reng Student Union
Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hometown: _______________________________________________ High School: _______________________________________________

Email Address: _______________________________________________@smail.astate.edu T- Shirt Size*:_____________________

*Not used in selection process
A-STATE ID #: _______________________________Cell Phone/Main Contact Number: ( ) _________________________________

Major: ___________________________________ Current Academic Classification: _________________________________________

Expected Graduation Date: ________________________ Expected Hours completed at end of Fall 2014: ____________________

Transfer Student: Yes / No Other Colleges attended: ______________________________________________________________

Are you in good Academic & Judicial Standing: ______Yes ______ No Attended Camp A-State: ____Yes _____No

Current A-State GPA: _____________________ Cumulative GPA: (Must have 2.75 GPA or higher): ______________



*If Freshman put N/A

Please check one of the following and provide information:

____ I live on campus in a A-State Residence Hall (Name of hall: ____________________________) ____ I live off campus
How did you hear about the opportunity to be a Pack Leader? (Please check all that apply)

___Daily Digest ___Facebook ___ Flyer on Campus ___A-State Staff/Faculty Member

___ Former PL (Name of individual)_________________________________________ Other: __________________________________________

By signing below you agree to the following terms:



  • I understand that all documents to this application for employment are confidential and the property of the Leadership Center. I further understand that I will not have the opportunity to personally review or inspect any of these documents. However, in an effort to promote a valuable education experience and to improve interviewing skills, feedback concerning reasons for selection or non-selection will be provided at the applicants request, as permitted by law.

  • I do herby consent to the release of my educational records to the Assistant Dean in the Leadership Center, as needed, to confirm that I am enrolled as a full-time student at Arkansas State University, that I have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, that I am in good standing with Arkansas State University, and that I currently have no disciplinary actions against me.

  • I wish to submit this application for the position of Pack Leader. I am aware of the responsibilities of this position as specified in the Pack Leader position description, and I fully intend to fulfill each one to the best of my ability if selected. I possess the minimum qualifications required for this position as specified on this form and all information provided herein is accurate. I understand that if selected I will be required to sign an agreement to serve as a Pack Leader, must attend the UC 3012 Leadership Course, all scheduled meetings regarding the PL program, and be available for ALL New Student registration sessions and Camp A-State dates.

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status , or any other federally protected class in the provision of educational opportunities or benefits.

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in the educational programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Public Law 92-318; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, respectively. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University.

Inquiries concerning the Title IX and Section 504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, and the Office of Affirmative Action. Charges of violations of the above policy should also be directed to the Title IX coordinator and the Office of Affirmative Action.

Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ___________________________



2016 A-State Pack Leader Application - Recommendation Form

Please return completed form no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Leadership Center, 2nd floor Student Union - Suite 2067 or via mail to Leadership Center – Orientation, PO Box 1980, State University, AR 72467. References may also be scanned and emailed but must come directly from reference. All forms must be received by deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Eskew – neskew@astate.edu or 972-2055.

Arkansas State University Pack Leaders welcome new students, their parents, and family members to Arkansas State University, assist with all aspects of the New Student Registration process, and implement/facilitate all aspects of the Camp A-State Leadership programs. They are proud A-State students, team players, responsible, positive, sincere, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Pack Leaders must positively represent A-State from January 2016 – August 2016 in their daily lives, both in person and on the internet. Pack Leaders should be self-confident and respectful, while being open-minded, enthusiastic, and ready to assist others. In addition, Pack Leaders must have a willingness to learn and have a strong work ethic. Please be candid in your appraisal of the listed candidate. Please feel free to provide any additional comments regarding the applicant’s overall potential success in leading new students. (attachments/letters accepted)


Applicant name: ___________________________________________________________________________________
1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
2. Why do you believe this person should serve as a Pack Leader?
3. Indicate your opinion of the applicant’s ability in the following areas:




Outstanding

Above Average

Average

Below Average

No Basis

Leadership Potential
















Oral Communication Skills
















Team Player
















Responsibility
















Respectful
















Enthusiasm for A-STATE
















Work Ethic
















Personality
















Maturity















4. Please indicate your overall assessment of the applicant and ability to succeed as an Pack Leader.

____ Highly Recommend ____ Recommend ____ Recommend with Reservations (please explain)
Name: ____________________________________________________ Title: ________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________
Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________

2016 A-State Pack Leader Application - Recommendation Form

Please return completed form no later than 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Leadership Center, 2nd floor Student Union - Suite 2067 or via mail to Leadership Center – Orientation, PO Box 1980, State University, AR 72467. References may also be scanned and emailed but must come directly from reference. All forms must be received by deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Eskew – neskew@astate.edu or 972-2055.

Arkansas State University Pack Leaders welcome new students, their parents, and family members to Arkansas State University, assist with all aspects of the New Student Registration process, and implement/facilitate all aspects of the Camp A-State Leadership programs. They are proud A-State students, team players, responsible, positive, sincere, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Pack Leaders must positively represent A-State from January 2016 – August 2016 in their daily lives, both in person and on the internet. Pack Leaders should be self-confident and respectful, while being open-minded, enthusiastic, and ready to assist others. In addition, Pack Leaders must have a willingness to learn and have a strong work ethic. Please be candid in your appraisal of the listed candidate. Please feel free to provide any additional comments regarding the applicant’s overall potential success in leading new students. (attachments/letters accepted)


Applicant name: ___________________________________________________________________________________
1. How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
2. Why do you believe this person should serve as a Pack Leader?
3. Indicate your opinion of the applicant’s ability in the following areas:




Outstanding

Above Average

Average

Below Average

No Basis

Leadership Potential
















Oral Communication Skills
















Team Player
















Responsibility
















Respectful
















Enthusiasm for A-STATE
















Work Ethic
















Personality
















Maturity















4. Please indicate your overall assessment of the applicant and ability to succeed as an Pack Leader.



____ Highly Recommend ____ Recommend ____ Recommend with Reservations (please explain)
Name: ____________________________________________________ Title: ________________________________
Phone: ____________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________
Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: ________________________________


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