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CuseWorks: FYTP– ‘Cuse First Leaders (CFL) - Summer 2021

Job Title
CuseWorks: FYTP– ‘Cuse First Leaders (CFL)

Note to Applicants
As a part-time student employee, you are an employee at-will, meaning you have the right to end your employment at any time for any reason, and the University may do the same. Your employment is also specifically conditioned on your being and remaining a student in good standing, satisfactory performance of work, availability of work, and legal eligibility to work in the United States. Work may become unavailable due to health or safety concerns, or a change in instructional format.
**Student employment job opportunities are currently limited to students present in the United States.**

- This position is voluntary meaning you will not be paid for this position.
- This position will most likely be a completely virtual leadership experience.

Department Description
The Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs (FYTP), within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, oversees new student orientation (Syracuse Welcome/Winter Welcome) for incoming undergraduates in August (4,000 students) and January (200 students), as well as year-long programming for first-year and transfer students. FYTP serves as a gateway and introduction for students to find resources and support as they begin their Syracuse University experience! Working within FYTP allows students to be a part of creating a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community for incoming first-year and transfer students. FYTP also implements programming for first-year, transfer, and first-generation students. Due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the community, FYTP will be hosting both virtual and hybrid events to help welcome and engage students to the Orange community.

FYTP is also responsible for planning and supporting multiple Pre-Welcome Programs, which are programs designed based on students’ identity and interests that occur before Syracuse Welcome.

FYTP is directly responsible for implementing Transfer Transitions and ‘Cuse First Pre-Welcome Programs, which are programming initiatives to engage incoming transfer and first-generation students with various resources and welcome them into a community prior to their new student orientation experience at Syracuse Welcome. Pre-Welcome programs are educational, social, and interactive and led by student leaders for incoming students!

Job Description
  • Complete programming requirements and training requirements for ‘Cuse First Pre-Welcome Program, directly reporting to the FYTP Program Coordinator
  • Attend ‘Cuse First Leader training during the Spring 2021 semester as well as throughout the Summer of 2021
  • Facilitate small group discussions with first-generation students focusing on welcoming them to campus, sharing personal experiences, and introducing them to various campus resources
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to incoming first-generation college students
  • This is a volunteer position so there will be no pay, anticipated 20 hours of work the week of ‘Cuse First with additional hours for training throughout the Spring 2021 semester and in the summer
  • Hours are flexible but may include nights and some weekends
  • Selecting a team of 10 CFLs for Summer 2021
  • This is a Summer 2021 leadership experience

  • Matriculated Syracuse University students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Students must be in good judicial standing
  • Students who identify as first-generation, meaning that their parents/supporters did not attend or graduate from college are preferred
  • Must be available the week before Syracuse Welcome 2021, which is August 16th-20th
  • No preference will be given to Federal Work-Study students
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to implement, facilitate, and execute fun, interactive and educational programs and small group conversations during ‘Cuse First
  • Ability to be adaptable, as there will be anticipated changes to the schedule and Syracuse Welcome logistics
  • Willingness to support and be inclusive of incoming first-generation students.

University Shared Competencies to be Gained
  • Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Civic and Global Responsibility 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Information Literacy and Technological Agility