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.
- Must be available for the following events:
- Spring Semester Training -January 8-11, 2014
- Summit on Leadership Development Conference (SOLD) – February, 2014
- NACA National Convention, Boston, MA -February 15-19, 2014 (limited number of staff selected)
- Spring Fling -April 26, 2014
- Leadership and Service Awards Banquet -April 27, 2014
- McKendree Idol -April 30, 2014
- Fall 2014 Schedule Preparation -April/May, 2014
Staff Awards Event -May 2014)
- Executive Board Returns -August (date TBA), 2014
- New Student Orientation –August 20-23, 2014
- Involvement Fair –August (date TBA), 2014
- Full Staff Training Retreat -(date TBA) Sept, 2014
- Fall Family Weekend -Sept. 26-28, 2014
- Homecoming Week -Oct. 19-25, 2014
- NACA Mid-America Regional Conference -Nov. 6-9, 2014 (limited number of staff selected)
*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 Program Coordinators are compensated for their work, leadership, and commitment as a staff member.
It is not required that staff members have Federal Work Study. A monthly stipend of up to $125 may be awarded as determined by budget. Stipend payment will come at the end of each month and will be prorated at 1/2 stipend for short term months (August, December, and May). As employees, students will be bound by McKendree student work guidelines and policies 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.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Program Coordinators 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.
- Program Coordinators work closely with the Student Director of Programming and the Director of Campus Activities to plan, promote, implement, and assess the programs for their assigned committee.
- Attend all events scheduled by your committee or designate a committee member or other Program Coordinator with the Director of Campus Activities' approval.
- Act as a facilitator, role model, and be dedicated to assisting the staff in providing positive leadership to the entire staff. In fulfilling his or her duties, the Program Coordinator should seek to fulfill the mission of the Campus Activities Board and the Office of Campus Activities by cultivating a team-oriented atmosphere and demonstrating commitment to the success of student life at McKendree.
- Program Coordinators are required to serve a minimum of 4 hours per week in the Campus Activities Office to be scheduled on different days during the week. Additional hours shall be made from assistance with programs and activities.
- Coordinators will chair one CAB Committee and hold meetings as needed and appropriate. Attendance should be taken and submitted to the Director of Membership within 2 days of that meeting.
- Program Coordinators 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.
- Attend staff trainings, retreats, and other functions as assigned.
- Answer all communication from the Student Directors, Program Coordinators, Director of Campus Activities, and other CAB members within a timely manner (48 hours)
- Meet all deadlines as set by the Student Directors and Director of Campus Activities.
- 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. Musical guests may also range from regional talent to nationally recognized touring performers. The Laughter at Half After Comedy Series! Live Entertainment showcases some of today’s leading college-based, nationally touring comedians.
Events may occur in The Lair, The Lair Pit, Ames Patio or Quad. Larger events 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.
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.
This coordinator is responsible for planning and executing a number of home –grown, low-budget activities that take place over the noon hour and late night and weekend alternative events. This position actively works with other campus groups (RSOs, Residence Life, etc) and local businesses to provide collaborative entertainment.
Examples of afternoon activities: Poster Sales, Decorate your own Photo Frame, Make Your Own Mardi Grad Mask, Smoothie Hour and 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.
Late night events have included: 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 internationally. 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 of the Team Bogey committee is responsible for planning crazy, fun, events related to McKendree spirit. Our goal is to promote activities and enthusiasm that will lead to involvement and commitment at athletic events. Events may include: student tailgate parties, special game giveaways, chicken wing events in The Lair, away game viewing parties, and other sports-related activities! This committee is also responsible for maintaining the membership and organization of McKendree's student cheering section, known as "The Purple Pit".
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. This committee is chaired by the Student Director for Programming and the members include all Program Coordinators and a number of CAB volunteer staff or Street Crew members. The following events are planned: Bearcat Week, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming, Finals Week Stress Fest, Spring Welcome Back Weekend, McKendree Idol, and Spring Fling.