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 2016):
- Executive Board Training/Scheduling Retreat - August 14-21, 2016
- New Student Orientation –August 24-27, 2016
- Full Staff Training Retreat – August 28-September 2 (tentative)
- Involvement Fair – August 30, 2016
- Fall Family Weekend – September 23-25 (exact events TBA)
- Homecoming Week – October 9-16, 2016 (exact events TBA)
- Spring Schedule Preparation - October 23-26
- NACA MidAmerica Regional Conference – October 27-30 (Covington, KY)**
- Spring Schedule Finalization Deadline: Dec. 1
- Must be available for the following events (Spring 2017):
- CAB Executive Board Meetings (January 12-14, 2017)
- McKendree Leadership Academy - (February 11, 2017 tentative)
- NACA National Convention in Baltimore, MD (February 18-22, 2017)**
- McKendree Idol (March 29, 2017 tentative)
- Fall Schedule Preparation (April/May)
- Leadership and Service Awards (April 9, 2017)
- Spring Fling (April 14-15, 2017)
*Please note that some dates may change. In that event, sufficient notice will be given.
** All staff will not be required to attend.
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 are paid positions. This is indeed, a job. 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:
DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (4 positions)
These positions report to the Student Director of Communications and serve as part
of the Communications Committee. They work to promote the Campus Activities Board
and all CAB events. Each position will be paired with two committees to handle their
basic promotional needs. The Communications Committee is ideal for members who may
be majoring in Marketing, Business, Graphic Art, Public Relations/Communications,
or any other related field, and allow for the opportunity of real-world experience.
Digital Media Coordinator: The coordinator assists with the coordination of advertising and promotion of CAB
and CAB programs. The position assists with the overall maintenance of all CAB social
media accounts and website content. This coordinator should be knowledgeable of popular
social media and attract new audiences by means of an online presence. Responsible
for taking live recording and photography at events, editing of content, and creation
of videos, slideshows, or other promotional items. Assists with leading the Street
Crew by delegating duties to promote CAB and CAB events.
Print Media/Graphics Coordinator: This position will develop ads flyers, posters, logos, shirt designs, and other printed
media to be used for promoting CAB and CAB Events. These ads may be used in lab-vertising,
eSource, McKendree Review, and other areas. Computer skills are essential to produce
professional quality images. This position is of high importance and allows for some
creativity, but can also be time-consuming. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,
or other graphics software programs is required. Assists with leading the Street Crew
by delegating duties to promote CAB and CAB events.
The Concerts Coordinator works with agents and promoters to book talent that appeals
to the student population. This position is responsible for constantly researching
current music trends locally, regionally, and nationally to bring McKendree the very
best in entertainment. Typical music programming may consist of our coffeehouse acoustic-type
shows featuring indie, local, or student performers, to larger, full concerts held
in the Quad, The Hett, or other venues.
The Comedy Coordinator is responsible for providing the diverse selection, coordination,
and production of live performance events consisting of the comedic variety, including
stand-up, hypnotists, mentalists, magicians, etc. The Laughter at Half After Comedy
Series! showcases some of today’s leading college-based, nationally touring comedians
and may feature a variety of McKendree and/or local artists throughout the year. Shows
are typically held in either The Lair or The Hett, but ticket purchases to off-campus
venues are also common.
Coordinates local area events or regional 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, including tickets to Fine Arts or sporting events.
Popular programs include: Target Tuesday or Walmart Wednesday, St. Louis Zoo, City
Museum, and many others. Some events may also include transportation, which allows
students who do not have cars the ability to go off campus and have fun.
Issues and Culture programming can be serious, fun, educational, or a bit of all three! This coordinator strives to provide forums, lectures, and talks on a variety of issues and topics that challenge students' thinking. It may also focus on 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.
This coordinator plans a number of home-grown, low-budget activities that may involve
food, creativity, and fun! Most events are held on Wednesdays (Wild Wednesday) and
Fridays (NACHOAVERAGEFRIDAY). Past programming has included: Caricature Artists, Massage
Therapists, Fruit Kabobs, Tie Dyed Iguana, Spring Semester Welcome, and others. This
coordinator also plans a number of other events like Survival Bingo, Minute to Win
It, and other gameshows.
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: Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming Week, Finals Week Stress Fest (fall and spring), McKendree Idol, Spring Fling, and Stress Fest (spring).
Coordinator 1: Responsible for the planning, coordination, and production of Fall Family Weekend, Fall Finals Week Stress Fest, and Spring Fling.
Coordinator 2: Responsible for the planning, coordination, and production of Student Homecoming Week, McKendree Idol, and Spring Finals Week Stress Fest.
The Bearcats After Dark Coordinator is responsible for scheduling late night alternative
weekend events for McKendree students twice per month. This position actively works
with other campus groups and local businesses to provide collaborative entertainment.
Events can contain a variety of activities including movies, novelty items, games,
etc., and typically start after 9pm. Free snacks, attendance prizes, and fun are a
must for Bearcats After Dark programming! Past events have included Underground Dance
Party, I Hate Valentine's Day Party, Movie Marathon, and others!
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.
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 our regular events and help with our traditional events (Involvement Fair, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming, McKendree Idol, Spring Fling, etc.)