The Evergreen Program represents a dynamic and challenging opportunity for students interested in a leadership position working with the orientation program. Evergreens, working in conjunction with Evergreen Program Coordinators, will design and implement all aspects of Loyola University Maryland's new student orientation program.
Evergreen Job Description
The Evergreen Staff works to support students through their academic, social, and personal transition to Loyola. Evergreens are expected to serve as positive role models for the incoming students as well as an outstanding member of the Loyola University Maryland community.
The Evergreens also work closely with Messina. Messina is a year-long program that combines a first-year seminar, enrichment hours, and residentially-based programs. Through their work in Messina, Evergreens will serve as the student member of a teaching cohort (with a faculty member and administrator) and will attend the weekly enrichment hour for their class.
Requirements and Responsibilities
Students applying to be an Evergreen/Messina Evergreen must:
Be a full-time, undergraduate student
Possess and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA (3.0 is preferred)
Have and maintain clear student conduct and honor code records
Successful candidates should demonstrate:
- Depth and breadth of campus and community involvement, as well as the ability to articulate the importance of getting involved during a collegiate career
- Mature and informed decision making regarding social interactions, particularly involving alcohol
- A desire to mentor new students and ability to model effective academic and social success strategies
- Comfort in interacting with and relating to diverse student, faculty and, and staff populations
- Exemplary presentation, time management, and organizational skills
- Ability to commit adequate time and effort to fulfill the role (e.g. participation in required trainings, meetings, and preparation activities and for Messina Evergreens, enrichment hours)
- Enthusiasm for Loyola University Maryland and Messina, including the ability to articulate the benefits of the Messina seminars, enrichment activities and residential living component
Time Commitment of an Evergreen:
**Important to note:
Attend weekly meetings on Friday afternoons in the spring semester from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Evergreens MUST attend every meeting, so those with class conflicts cannot apply for the position.
- Evergreens must be able to commit to attending at least one summer orientation session (but preferably two) during the summer. Dates are TBD but take place Sundays-Tuesdays or Wednesdays-Fridays in late June/early July
- Evergreens must be available to attend Fall Training which takes place one week before school starts (exception: Evergreens who will be abroad Fall 2014)
- Assist in the development and facilitation of fall orientation and small group activities.
- Participate in a Messina Evergreen training workshop after finals in May 2014
- Co-sponsor one residentially-based program per semester with the Messina students and RA staff.
- Attend and participate in student leader cluster meetings (includes course peer leaders and resident assistants).
Evergreens cannot serve as a Resident Assistant, a member of the Executive Board of the Student Government Association, a MAP Navigator, Pre-Fall Orientation Leader (through various offices), or a Service Coordinator, Student Program Assistant or Project Mexico Student Leader with CCSJ due to conflicts with Fall Training commitments.
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