CAB Coordinator and Street Crew Descriptions
- Must be a full-time, traditional, undergrad student enrolled 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 (Summer/Fall 2015):
- NACA Programming Basics Institute (June 4-7, 2015 at Washington University)
- Executive Board Training/Scheduling Retreat - August 14-18, 2015
- New Student Orientation –August 26-29, 2015
- Involvement Fair – September 3, 2015 (tentative)
- Full Staff Training Retreat – September 3-5 (tentative)
- Homecoming Week – Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2015 (exact events TBA)
- Fall Family Weekend – November 6-8 (exact events TBA)
- NACA MidAmerica Regional Conference – October 29-Nov. 1 (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Spring Schedule Preparation - December 10-12
- Must be available for the following events (Spring 2016):
- CAB Executive Board Meetings (January 8-10, 2016)
- McKendree Leadership Academy - (February 6, 2016 tentative)
- NACA National Convention in Louisville, KY (February 20-24, 2016)
- McKendree Idol (April 6, 2016 tentative)
- Fall Schedule Preparation (April/May)
- Spring Fling (April 22-23, 2016)
- Leadership and Service Awards (April 24, 2016 tentative)
*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 in SP 2015) 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 may 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. 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 position (i.e. president, vice-president, treasurer, etc.) or paid (on/off campus) position 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 (24-36 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:
These positions serve as part of the Communications Committee and work to promote the Campus Activities Board and all CAB events. Duties of the position include writing press releases, updating our social media accounts, conducting assessment of the Campus Activities Board and it’s programs, design and distribution of posters and flyers, and planning of innovative and new methods for informing our campus community about our events. Creativity, good time management, and planning skills are a must for this position as advertising should be planned from a long-term perspective that allows for adequate advance publicity. This position is one of the best portfolio-building jobs offered to students at McKendree University. It allows for plenty of creativity and is highly recommended for Public Relations or Marketing majors.
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! showcases some of today’s leading college-based, nationally touring comedians.
The Variety and Off Campus Events committee coordinates local area events or trips that appeal to on campus students as well as non-traditional students or those that are commuters. Many of the events may be free or at a discounted rate. Some may also include transportation, which allows students who do not have cars the ability to go off campus and have fun. The committee also plans a number of home-grown, low-budget noon and late night activities on and off campus. This is a fun position which allows you to be tour guide and visit a ton of awesome places!
ENGAGING ISSUES AND CULTURE COORDINATOR
Engaging Issues and culture programming can be serious, fun, educational, or a bit of all three! This committee strives to provide forums, lectures, and talks on a variety of issues and topics that challenge students' thinking. Additional programming includes activities for and about other cultures, minority groups, or underrepresented populations. Our goal is to bring awareness to pressing issues on campus, locally, nationally, and internationally to expand students’ knowledge beyond the classroom.
The coordinators of the Team Bogey committee are 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 giveaways, 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. The following events are the primary focus of the committee: Bearcat Week, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming, Finals Week Stress Fest (fall), Spring Welcome Back Weekend, McKendree Idol, Spring Fling, and Stress Fest (spring).
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) Street Crew is made up of people just like you who want to get involved but may not be ready for a leadership position. All registered, full-time undergraduate students at McKendree University are eligible for membership in CAB as a Street Crew member. The more diverse our membership is, the better opportunity we have to present the kinds of programming our students love. Collectively, Street Crew members are the backbone of our staff working behind the scenes to make our events happen. They assist with the brainstorming and creative process of planning and promoting events and activities that our whole student body can enjoy. Being a Street Crew member is a great way to get involved, gain leadership experience, and have a great time planning events and meeting new and fun people.
Street Crew positions are limited for the academic year. Selected applicants will be required to complete a brief interview before being selected and placed on a committee.
To be considered an active Street Crew member…
- Be enrolled full-time at McKendree, remain in good academic and judicial standing
- Attend two meetings and work two events to become an active member and start earning incentives.
- Attend weekly staff meetings. Meetings are currently held on Mondays at 4:00pm each semester. If necessary, special meetings may be called by the Director of Campus Activities or the Student Directors.
- Follow the student conduct guidelines outlined in the Student Handbook as well as the member policies and regulations set forth by the Campus Activities Board.
- Be an active participant within the Campus Activities Board! Assist with your committee and help with our traditional events (Involvement Fair, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming, McKendree Idol, Spring Fling, etc.)