CAB Coordinator Descriptions
• Must be a full-time, enrolled student at McKendree University.
• Must have at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average at time of application.
• Must maintain at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average during employment.
• Be available for the following spring dates and events:
- NACA Programming Basics Institute - June 13-16, 2013
- Conference registration is paid by CAB
- Conference registration is paid by CAB
- Executive Board Training - August 16-21, 2013
- New Student Orientation –August 22-24, 2013
- Involvement Fair – August 30, 2013
- Full Staff Training Retreat – August 30-31, 2013
- Homecoming Week – Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2013 (exact events TBA)
- Fall Family Weekend – November 1-3, 2013 (exact events TBA)
- NACA Mid-America Regional Conference – November 7-10, 2013
- CAB Scheduling Meetings (January 10-11, 2014)
- Summit on Leadership Development (SOLD) - (February 2014)
- NACA National Convention in Boston, MA (February 2014)
- McKendree Idol (April 2014)
- Fall Schedule Preparation (April/May)
- Spring Fling (April, 2014)
- Staff Awards Event (May 2014)
- NACA Programming Basics Institute - June 13-16, 2013
*Please note that some dates may change. In that event, sufficient notice will be given.
All candidates who meet eligibility requirements (2.25 minimum cumulative GPA, full-time student at McKendree, at least second semester freshman) are required to submit an application and interview for the desired position. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make him/herself available for an interview and submit all material in the application. After review of materials, selected candidates will be offered an individual interview. The individual interview is the final process of the process.
CAB Executive Board staff members are compensated for their work and commitment as a staff member.
It is preferred that staff members have Federal Work Study. In the event a selected coordinator does not have work study, a monthly stipend of $150 from August of their term to May at the end of their term may be awarded as determined by budget. Stipend payment will come at the end of each month and will be prorated for short term months (August and May)
Coordinators with work study shall work and record no more than the maximum hours allotted for their work study award per week as averaged for the academic year. The following will be the distribution of hours:
- Minimum required 2 hours per week in the CAB Office to be scheduled on different days. These hours will be posted in the CAB Office.
- Remaining hours per week to consist of events and committee meetings as necessary; not to exceed maximum hours allowed per week
- CAB Coordinator positions offer students an amazing experience and opportunity to enhance their skills. Any hours beyond the maximum hours allotted for work study per week shall be attributed to the experience.
- It is encouraged that students have the full work study amount, though not required.
As employees, students will be bound by McKendree student work guidelines as well as those established by the Office of Campus Activities.
Coordinator positions may also be taken as internship credit. Please contact the Director of Campus Activities for more information on this option.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Executive Board staff may not hold another major leadership (i.e. president, vice-president, treasurer, etc.) or paid (on/off campus) position on campus during the year in which you are selected to serve, unless it has been discussed with and approved by the Director of Campus Activities. Executive Board positions within the Campus Activities Board require a significant time commitment and we want to make sure that all commitments are able to be managed without difficulty. If you have a concern regarding an upcoming position, please seek clarification in your interview or by talking with the Director of Campus Activities.
Coordinators will advise one CAB Committee and hold meetings as needed and appropriate.
Executive Board members serve on committee to select new Executive Board members for the next year.
Executive Board members are expected to maintain a responsible and professional image. Effective communication with your committee, various University offices, student organizations, and community resources is essential. Conduct all business, communication, correspondence, and negotiation in a professional and ethical manner.
Staff members are also expected to follow the student conduct guidelines listed in the Student Handbook as well as the member policies and regulations set forth by the Office of Campus Activities. Members are considered representatives of CAB and McKendree University at all times.
Successfully balance the significant time commitment CAB requires with class work and other activities.
All other duties as assigned.
CAB COORDINATOR POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:
The Live Entertainment Committee is responsible for providing a diverse selection of live performance events consisting of the musical and comedic variety. Typical music programming may consist of our coffeehouse show featuring indie, local, or student performers. The atmosphere is intimate and light refreshments and flavored coffee drinks are served. Musical guests may also range from regional talent to nationally recognized touring performers. Events may occur in The Lair, The Lair Pit, Ames Patio or Quad. Larger concerts may occur at The Hett or Statham Gymnasium. The committee also acquires tickets to St. Louis area concerts periodically and offers them at a discount to our students.
The Laughter at Half After Comedy Series! Live Entertainment showcases some of today’s leading college-based, nationally touring comedians. Comedy events are scheduled on select nights and have featured a variety of performers including: Kyle Cease (Not Another Teen Movie), Greg Warren, Loni Love (VH-1’s I love the 80’s), Alex Thomas, Dan Ahdoot, and more! This committee also brings in some variety entertainment like Hypnotist Frederick Winters, Mentalist Christopher Carter, and Magician Nate Staniforth.
Feeling the need to be active? ROC coordinates recreational events both on and off-campus.
a number of events may be offered to students at free or reduced cost. Some events
have included Paintball and Laser Tag.
Bringing you the metro area and beyond, ROC also coordinates events found in the local area, including those that appeal to on campus students as well as non-traditional students or those that are commuters. Transportation may be offered at some events to allow students who do not have cars the ability to go off campus and have fun – especially on weekends. Events may involve discounted tickets to Fine Arts performances, concerts, or sporting events. Day trips to shopping, festivals and other events are also common. Past events have included: Mall Shopping and Cheeseology, Skyzone, Excel Bottling Tour, City Museum Trip, Maroon 5 concert, Memphis, TN Day Trip, St. Louis Zoo, Taste of St. Louis, and St. Louis Cardinals Games.
Many of these programs are home –grown, low-budget activities that take place over the noon hour or early evening in either Ames Dining Hall, 1828 Café, The Lair, or if weather permits, The Quad. Activities hosted by Special Events often involve Make It Take It types of interaction featuring crafts or other types of activities. Events are generally held on Wednesday (Wild Wednesday) or Friday (NACHOAVERAGEFRIDAY) and have included: Poster Sales, Decorate your own Photo Frame, Make Your Own Mardi Grad Mask, Smoothie Hour, Chair Massages, Caricature Artists, Tie Dye, Pimp Your Mug, Tie-Dyed Iguana Reptiles, and others! In many cases, these events include free food, like Brat-tober Fest.
The Bearcats After Dark Coordinator is responsible for scheduling late night alternative weekend events for McKendree students. This position actively works with other campus groups (RSOs, Residence Life, etc) and local businesses to provide collaborative entertainment. Events can include a variety of games like Bingo or other game-show types, a monthly weekend movie night featuring free snacks and door prizes, novelty acts, and other entertainment. Generally, these events will begin after 7pm. Event ideas would include: Pajama Party, Glow Dance Party, Open Mic Night, I Hate Valentine's Day Party, St. Patty's Day Party, and others!
Engaging Issues programming can be serious, fun, educational, or a bit of all three! This position strives to provide forums, lectures, and talks on a variety of issues and topics that challenge students' thinking on pressing issues on campus, locally, nationally, and interantionally. Current programming includes the “Teach Me” series and the Food for Thought series. Teach Me is an hour long workshop instructing on various skills. Past topics have included country line dancing, watercolor painting, and others. Food for Thought provides an opportunity for dinner and dialogue with campus or community figures in a small group setting. Speakers have included: David Coleman - The Dating Doctor, Michael Miller, Jeff Havens' How to Get Fired, Sundown Towns - A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by Dr. James Loewen, and others.
The coordinator is responsible for planning crazy, fun, events related to McKendree athletic spirit. Our goal is to promote activities and enthusiasm that will give our teams a home field/court advantage at each game. Events may include: student pre and/or post-game tailgate parties, special giveaways, chicken wing events in The Lair, in-game contests, and other sports-related activities! This committee is also responsible for maintaining the organization of McKendree's student cheering section, known as "The Purple Pit". We work together with the McKendree Pep Band and cheerleaders to get the crowds hyped up and to bolster Bearcat Spirit and Pride.
We're all about tradition and plan some of the larger events that are available to McKendree students, faculty, staff, their families, and the Lebanon community. These are generally events that have been longstanding and unite tradition with memorable moments. The co-coordinators recruit a committee and plan the following events: Bearcat Week, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming, Finals Week Stress Fest, Welcome Back Weekend, McKendree Idol, and Spring Fling.