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2021-22 SOUL (hourly position) - Student Assistant

Miami University
Oxford, OH

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Job no: 499068
Department: VP of Student Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Office, Clerical, Administrative Support, Student Services, Other

Job Title:

2021-22 SOUL (hourly position) - Student Assistant


$8.80/hr - $9.65/hr

Job Summary:

Orientation and Transition Programs provides new Miami students with opportunities to learn about the campus community and to begin building connections to better prepare them for their experiences as undergraduate students. Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (SOULs) are the direct liaisons between Orientation and Transition Programs and new students and families. During summer orientation, SOULs act as small group facilitators, vignette performers, and representatives of Miami University. SOULs are advised and mentored by two Orientation Student Coordinators, report to the Assistant Director of Orientation and Transition Programs, and work closely with both the Coordinator and Director of Orientation and Transition Programs.

Essential Duties:

•Demonstrate leadership ability as a role model for new students
•Participate Welcome Weekend 2021, and January orientation/Winter Welcome 2021.
•Contribute actively and authentically to the SOUL team
•Maintain professional relationships with first-year students
•Be open to new ideas and experiences
•Display positive, professional, courteous and friendly behavior
•Have FUN!
Responsibilities During Summer Orientation
•Share your University experiences with new students and family members
•Deliver student life content during orientation
•Participate in question and answer panels
•Assist students and families with navigating campus
•Facilitate small group discussions with first-year students
•Work in the office and complete administrative tasks
•Respond professionally to telephone and e-mail communication
•Live in the residence halls: uphold the policies of these communities, perform rounds, respond to crises, and eat in the dining halls during sessions
•Other duties as assigned
•$8.800/hr. + a meal plan that covers any meals during work times
•Residence hall room and meal plan for work dates

Minimum Qualifications:

Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders must have a minimum GPA of 2.7, be enrolled as an undergraduate at Miami during the fall of 2021, and demonstrate strong leadership and integrity. Successful SOUL applicants commonly have strong communication and organization skills, take initiative, contribute positively in a team environment, have empathy, are flexible, willing to address conflict and seek solutions to individual and team challenges, and show a commitment to diversity by accepting and learning from others while creating an atmosphere of positive engagement.
SOUL applicants must be in good standing with the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution and SOULs must maintain good judicial standing throughout their employment* with the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs. SOULs are also required to abide by the Office of Orientation and Transition Program’s Student Leader Alcohol Policy (see next page for details) and maintain at least a 2.7 GPA throughout their time as a SOUL. * A disciplinary record does not automatically exclude candidates from eligibility for this position. It may, however, warrant a discussion about the appropriateness of your candidacy and could be a factor in employment decisions. The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs will verify applicant’s academic and disciplinary standing.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 02 Aug 2021 Eastern Daylight Time


Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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