2021-22 SAM (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: 499070
Department: VP of Student Affairs
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Other

Job Title:

2021-22 SAM (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 social connections to better prepare them for their experiences as undergraduate students. Orientation and Transition Programs staff supports both the academic and social transitions of our newest Miamians. The Orientation Student Coordinators, also known as SAMs (SOUL Advisors and Mentors), work directly with the Assistant Directors of Orientation and Transition Programs to recruit, select, train, and mentor the SOUL team, along with planning and implementing August, January, and summer orientation programs. Support will also be provided by the Director, Graduate Assistant, and Program Associate in Orientation and Transition Programs.
A Note About OTP Revisioning
Orientation and Transition Programs is currently reviewing all orientation-related practices to ensure that we are best serving our incoming students. In particular, we are reviewing our summer orientation programs to consider how we can best support Generation Z students. Program logistics in the post-pandemic era are also being considered. Because of this revisioning process, 2021 – 2022 Orientation Student Coordinators will have the opportunity to give feedback, brainstorm new ideas, and aid in the implementation of a revisioned orientation program. This also means that the Orientation Student Coordinator position will require significant flexibility in terms of dates and practices.
Should you be offered and accept the Orientation Student Coordinator position, please discuss any summer 2022 plans (e.g., family vacations, other jobs/internships) ahead of finalizing those plans. We’ve got some exciting times ahead of us!
Terms of Employment
The Student Coordinator position is a one-year position beginning Monday, August 9, 2021 (move-in on August 8) and ending after the final summer orientation session in July 2021.

Essential Duties:The mandatory commitments within the employment term for the Student Coordinator position include:
• Preparation for Welcome Weekend & SOUL Training: August 9 - 18, 2021
• Pre-Semester Support & Welcome Weekend: August 19 - 22, 2020
• Recruiting SOUL applicants at Mega Fair: TBD
o an exception to this expectation would be a class conflict
• January Orientation & SOUL Selection Support: January 10 - 23, 2021
• Attend the NODA Region 7 Conference: March 2022
o TBD (typically a Friday – Sunday)
• May SOUL Training and Summer Orientation: May 15, 2022 – July date TBD
During pre-semester weeks, and during Summer Orientation, Orientation Student Coordinators will work full-time --approximately 40 hours per week. During the fall and spring semesters, the Student Coordinator works in the office (213 Warfield Hall) for approximately 15 hours per week. During the spring 2021 semester, additional hours include evening interviews and evening/weekend EDL 290F class sessions. EDL 290F class sessions are unpaid, but Orientation Student Coordinators can receive up to one academic credit while serving as the Undergraduate Associate for EDL 290F. The position becomes full-time on Sunday, May 15, 2022 until the final summer orientation session concludes on a July date TBD.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Student Coordinator must have served as a Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader (SOUL), have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, and demonstrate exemplary leadership ability. The Student Coordinator must intend to be enrolled for undergraduate courses at Miami University for the fall 2021 semester and continue as a student through the fall 2022 semester.
The Student Coordinator must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards and must maintain good judicial standing throughout their employment with Orientation and Transition Programs. The Student Coordinator is also required to abide by the Orientation and Transition Programs Student Leader Alcohol Policy (see next page for details) throughout the duration of employment. Qualified candidates possess strong communication and organizational skills, the willingness to confront conflict, and a commitment to inclusivity

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: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, 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 http://www.miamioh.edu.

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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