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CuseWorks: FYTP – Transfer Transition Leader (TTL) - AY 2020-2021

Job Title
CuseWorks: FYTP – Transfer Transition Leader (TTL)

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 and training requirements, directly reporting to the FYTP Graduate Employee and Program Coordinator
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment as transfer students transition to SU
  • Mentor and support 2-6 transfer student mentees, meet with each mentee at least twice a semester
  • Serve on a committee to plan and execute virtual and in person social programs to foster connections between transfer students
  • Participate and assist in Transfer Transition Pre-Welcome Program
  • Attend FYTP meeting including a monthly TTL team meeting, and two one-on-ones per semester with FYTP supervisors
  • This is a volunteer position so there will be no pay, anticipated 10 hours of work the week of Transfer Transition with additional hours for training throughout the Summer of 2021.
  • This position is a year long commitment, serving throughout the Fall of 2021 and through the Spring of 2022

  • Matriculated Syracuse University students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Students must be in good judicial standing
  • Preference given to those who identify as a transfer student
  • 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 Transfer Transition
  • 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 transfer 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

Professional Skills to be Gained
  • Accountability
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Time Management