Student Leadership

Student Leadership is a large part of the student experience here at HBU. Student Involvement wants your leadership experiences to be impactful, meaningful, and effective. In efforts to streamline the leadership hiring process we have implemented a common application that will be used for certain leadership opportunities at HBU. Below you will find the basic eligibility requirements for HBU student leadership.

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Basic Leadership Eligibility Requirements

1. Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Houston Baptist University.
2. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of no less than a 2.5 (minimum GPA requirement may vary per position).
3. Remain in good standing with the university (academic and conduct).
4. Adhere to all policies and standards as stated in the HBU Student Handbook.
5. Submit the Student Leadership Common Application by February 2, 2018.
6. Create a profile on Hire-A-Husky (if you do not already have one) AND complete and upload an up-to-date resume onto your profile.

Additionally: You may be asked to complete additional steps per leadership opportunity you select to apply for.

 

Check Out These Leadership Opportunities!

Click on your leadership interest to see more details on what it takes to be a leader! Note: Not all available leadership positions are represented here. Fill out the leadership application to see all positions available.

  • Camp HBU Camp Counselor

    Camp HBU Camp Counselor

    Compensation:

    • Housing and meals for weekend of training and week of camp.
    • T-Shirt and a variety of Camp HBU apparel.
    • CLW credits
    • $250 stipend

    Dates

    • Training will be July 13th – 14th with Sunday off for relaxation.
    • Camp Dates: July 16th – 20th.
      •  Campers will arrive Monday afternoon for check in
      • Full days of camp will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
      • Campers/Counselors will check-out Friday afternoon

    Job Description

    • Counselors will know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
    • Counselors will know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas.  This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
    • Counselors will complete mandatory training.
    • Counselors will prepare and organize camp materials.
    • Counselors will assist with day sessions that will cover a variety of topics.
    • Counselors will accompany campers to (1) of the offsite community service projects.
    • Counselors will perform nightly room checks for the campers.
    • Counselors will attend daily counselor meetings.
    • Counselors will assist with check-in and help campers move into their specified rooms.
    • Counselors will lead small group discussions and devotionals.
    • Counselors will be responsible for supervising during activity and hang out times.
    • Counselors will lead campers between activities on campus.

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • First-Gen Mentor

    First Generation Success Program Student Mentor

    The First Year Success team is looking for dedicated first generation students who are excited about pouring into the lives of incoming first generation freshmen students. The goal of this program is to help incoming first generation students make a smooth transition from high school to college and create a support network to help them be successful college students.

    Position Requirements:

    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, 3.0 is preferred
    • Must be a first generation college student*
    • Outside job hours limited to 15 hours
    • Adherence to HBU Code of Conduct

    Position Responsibilities:

    •  Attend and help facilitate the Gen 1 Summer Bridge Program
    • Meet individually with 2-3 mentees 2-3 times per month. Maintain electronic contact (text/email) throughout the school year.
    • Help plan and implement social events
    • Maintain required monthly study hours (12hr/month)
    • Attend and participate in all lunch & learn events
    • Attend all Student Leadership trainings as required
    • Attend bi-monthly student mentor meetings
    • Meet individually with Gen 1 support staff once a month

    Position Benefits:

    • Professional development
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Be mentored by professional staff members
    • Ability to make a difference in the lives of other students
    • Develop life-long friendships
    • Yearly stipend

    Mandatory Dates:

    • Welcome Orientation and Training: Tuesday April 10, 2018 4:00pm-6:30pm
    • Gen 1 Summer Bridge Program: TBD July 2018
    • All Student Leader Training: August 13-15, 2018

    Hiring Timeline:

    • Jan 17 Student Leadership Convocation/application released
    • Feb 2 Applications due by midnight
    • Feb 6 Emails sent out with sign up for Group Process timeslot
    • Feb 8 Group Process 4:00-6:00pm (applicants only need to attend ONE group process)
    • Feb 15 Group Process 3:30-5:30pm (applicants only need to attend ONE group process)
    • Feb 16 Email sent out with sign up for individual interview time slots
    • Feb 21 Individual Interviews (9am-12pm) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    • Feb 22 Individual Interviews (1pm-5pm) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    • Feb 23 Individual Interviews (9-noon) (1-3pm) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    • Mar 9 All applicants are notified if they got the position or not

    Thank you for considering applying to be a First Generation Success Program Mentor!
    Questions? Contact Bethany Mayott

    *First generation college students have parents who never completed a 4 year undergraduate college degree.

     Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • GO Team Leader (Orientation Leader)

     

    GO Team Leader (Orientation Leader)

    New Student Orientation (“GO”) is a pivotal time for all incoming HBU freshmen, because it offers a glimpse of the university that will play a defining role in their lives over the next four years. Not only does GO provide an opportunity for incoming students to become acclimated with HBU’s campus and prepare them to start taking their classes in the Fall, it is also a time for new students to forge bonds and build fellowship with one another. The Office of Admissions is looking for dedicated student leaders who are committed to creating a positive orientation experience for all incoming HBU Freshmen as they embark on one of their first steps of their HBU journey.

    Position Requirements:

    • A minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative).
    • Ability to guide and counsel incoming students.
    • Adherence to HBU Code of Conduct.
    • A positive attitude and willingness to serve others.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Attend and help facilitate all summer orientation (GO) sessions (2 two-day sessions in June, 2 two-day sessions in July)
    • Attend 3 monthly GO Team trainings in the Spring.
    • Attend 1 week-long GO Team training in the Summer.

    Position Benefits:

    • Students will be compensated with a stipend for their efforts.
    • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other students.
    • Opportunity to pour into the lives of HBU Freshmen and their families.
    • Development of leadership skills.
    • Professional development.

    Hiring Timeline:

    Jan 25        Student Leadership Convocation
    Feb 1         Applications due by midnight
    Feb 3         Emails sent out with sign up for individual interview time slots
    Feb 12-16  Individual interviews will be conducted
    Feb 23       Applicants receive an offer letter or letter of denial

    Thank you for considering applying to be a GO Team leader!

    Questions?  Contact Rachel Jones (Admissions Counselor) at 281-649-3768 or rjones@hbu.edu.

     Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Husky Ambassador

    Mingo and KizaThe position of a Husky Ambassador is very distinguished. Ambassadors are required to give a tour a week to prospective students and their families and provide key insights of how it is to be a student at Houston Baptist University. Another function of their role is to also assist with admission Preview events, Experience HBU days, and any VIP tours. This low commitment position is ideal for students who are looking for a leadership position on campus and an opportunity to meet future fellow classmates.

    For more information or if you are interested in becoming a Husky Ambassador, please contact:
    Celani Rodriquez, Assistant Director of Recruitment

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Impact Student Mentor

    IMPACT Student Mentor

    IMPACT student mentors will help build the new IMPACT mentoring program that will be launched in fall 2018. IMPACT mentors will be assigned to a small group of students in an effort to help guide and keep them accountable for program requirements. The desired candidate will be energetic, hard-working, academically successful, and excited to invest in other students. Training will be required and students will be paid a stipend each semester.

    Position Requirements:

    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, 3.0 is preferred
    • Outside job hours limited to 15 hours
    • Adherence to HBU Code of Conduct
    • Preference given to students who have attended the Summer Launch Program

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Help develop the IMPACT Mentoring Program
    • Meet and maintain contact with mentees for 2-3 times per month throughout the academic school year
    • Help plan and implement 2 social events per semester
    • Track and complete monthly mentoring reports
    • Attend and participate in at least one IMPACT workshop a semester
    • Meet individually with IMPACT faculty/staff mentor as needed
    • Meet individually with IMPACT support staff once a month
    • Mandatory attendance to orientation and trainings
    • Attend all Student Leadership trainings as required

    Position Benefits:

    • Help develop a new mentoring program at HBU
    • Develop leadership skills and engage in professional development
    • Make a difference in the lives of other students and develop life-long friendships
    • Receive a stipend each semester

    Mandatory Training Dates:

    • Welcome Orientation and Training: April TBA and September TBA
    • All Student Leader Training: August TBA

    Questions? Contact Dr. Vivian Medrano (vmedrano@hbu.edu) or Tristan Fernandez-Cablay (tcablay@hbu.edu).

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Peer Mentor & Welcome Days PackLeader

    What is a Peer Mentor/Pack Leader?

    • Peer Mentors (or Pack Leaders) work to create a comfortable and safe environment in which entering students can individually and collectively “find their fit” in the HBU community and provide new students with the tools and knowledge they need to start their college career.
    • During Welcome Days the responsibilities of a Pack Leader are to lead a small group, attend all Welcome Days functions, and help new students get acquainted with the campus. As an older HBU student, Pack Leaders are asked to invest in the lives of incoming students as they transition into a new stage of life. This will be a very rewarding experience and a time when fun memories are made.
    • Your duty as a Pack Leader will extend beyond the days of Welcome Days, as you will also serve as a Peer Mentor for these incoming students throughout the first semester.  Also, you will serve as a liaison to incoming students throughout the spring semester. See below for additional responsibilities during the fall semester.

    How will Peer Mentors benefit?

    • Many of the skills learned are transferrable to careers after HBU.  Peer Mentors will increase their self-awareness of their leadership styles and strategies, develop a deeper understanding of group work, learn how to effectively facilitate discussions and/or meetings, and improve their ability to think reflectively and critically.

    Responsibilities of a Peer Mentor

    • Complete the Student Leader Common Application (www.hbu.edu/leadership) and submit it by February 2nd
    • Attend a mandatory New Leader Transition Meeting in the Spring 2018: Date& Time to be determined
    • Attend a mandatory Student Leadership Retreat to be held off campus for 2-3 days between August 13-15, 2018.
    • Attend and participate in all Peer Mentor/Pack Leader training in August 2018.  Pack Leaders living on campus will be REQUIRED to move in to the residence halls early.  
    • Assist with sending email communication throughout the summer months.
    • Share your HBU experiences with your students to help them understand the importance of academics and college life.
    • Take your group to all Welcome Days activities and maintain a timely manner.
    • Attend a FYS Class during the Fall semester 
    • Collaborate with other Peer Mentors and Faculty/Staff to enhance new student experiences.
    • Help students become familiar with University resources
    • Serve as a role model exhibiting enthusiasm, motivation, and involvement.
    • Exercise good judgment in representing the university and uphold institutional standards.
    • Coordinate one social activity/team building event during the fall semester for your freshman year seminar class.
    • Attend one-on-one meetings with the Coordinator of First & Second Year Programming
    • Serve as a Peer Mentor in the spring semester by conducting one-on-ones with first-year students

    Qualifications

    • 2.5+ GPA. Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
    • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (not graduating before May 2019) standing by Fall 2018
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with a diverse group of students. Previous experiences leading groups (orientation, ambassador, etc.).
    • Commitment to the purpose and mission of Houston Baptist University.
    • Demonstrated Christian faith

    Compensation

    • Develop valuable leadership skills, working with small and large groups, and a variety of individuals.
    • Develop a professional relationship with your first faculty and advisor.
    • Students may be eligible to receive a grant ($1000/fall semester; $500/spring semester)

     

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • REC Team

    6J7A6319_1HBU REC team is a group of trained and talented HBU students that travel across Texas to lead recreational activities at High School Summer Camps. The REC Team members spend up to 10 weeks at summer camps across the state for youth grades 7-12.  Not only does our REC Team lead recreation but they also participate in skits, share testimonies and lead Bible studies.

    The Rec Team receives a scholarship as well as travel, food, lodging, and supplies. For more information email:
    Mon’Sher Spencer

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Student Programming Board (SPB)

    Student Programming Board

    SPB is a group of student leaders who are committed to serving the HBU community. We are dedicated to serving the student body by enhancing the HBU experience through programming and events. A couple of our signature events are Homecoming, Spring Fling, Serve Houston, and many more.

    The requirements for applying to SPB are:

    • 2.5 GPA
    • Attend the weekly meeting
    • Have creativity and event planning skills
    • Work as a team player
    • Be willing to be held accountable
    • Have a flexible schedule for events

    Interviews will be held in the middle of February and announcements will be made mid-March.
    If you are interested in planning fun events and bringing life to the HBU campus, SPB IS FOR YOU!!!!!!

    If you have any questions please contact Mon’Sher Spencer or Taylor Whitfield.

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Summer Launch Leader

    Welcome DaysSummer Launch is a week-long program designed to prepare incoming freshmen for the academic rigors of college through mentorship, Houston excursions, and academic sessions. A Summer Launch mentor will be assigned a small group of freshmen, hosting a daily small group, staying overnight in the dorms, and participating in all activities. The desired candidate will be energetic, hard-working, successful academically, and excited to invest in freshmen. Training will be required. This is a paid position.

    More information: Summer Launch

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Transfer Mentor

    Transfer Mentor Job Description

    The Department of Student Success is looking for dedicated transfer students who are excited about pouring into the lives of incoming transfer students.  The goal of this program is to help incoming transfer students make a smooth transition from their previous institution to Houston Baptist University and create a support network to help them be successful students at HBU.

    Position Requirements:

    • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
    • Must be a transfer student
    • Outside job hours limited to 20 hours
    • Adherence to HBU Code of Conduct

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Meet individually with 2-3 mentees once per month. Maintain electronic contact (text/email) with larger mentee cohort throughout the school year.
    • Plan and lead orientation for transfer students in June and November
    • Help plan and implement social and academic events
    • Attend all Student Leadership trainings as required
    • Attend bi-monthly Transfer Mentor meetings
    • Meet individually with Transfer Student Success Coach once a month

    Position Benefits:

    • Professional development
    • Develop leadership skills
    • Be mentored by professional staff members
    • Ability to make a difference in the lives of other students
    • Develop life-long friendships

    Hiring Timeline:

    Jan 24        Student Leadership Convocation/application released

    Feb 2          Applications due by midnight

    Feb 9          Email sent out with sign up for individual interview time slots

    Feb 15        Individual Interviews (applicants will need to pick ONE 20-minute time slot)

    Feb 16        Individual Interviews (applicants will need to pick ONE 20-minute time slot)

    Mar 9          All applicants are notified if they got the position or not

    Thank you for applying to be a Transfer Mentor!

    Questions?  Contact Lauren Weiner (Lweiner@hbu.edu)

     Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • TRIO Ambassador

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    TRIO Ambassador Position Details

    Purpose

    TRIO Ambassadors work alongside staff to enhance the participant experience by recruiting participants and serving as student advocates through peer-to-peer social and scholastic support.

     Responsibilities

    • Increase the knowledge and presence of TRIO SSS at HBU by publicizing the program at club meetings, in classes and during college recruiting events
    • Lead initiatives such as TRIO Kick-Off, TRIO Speaks and Hospitality Hour
    • Assist full-time staff in facilitating TRIO orientation, workshops and other events
    • Provide insight to participants on majors, classes, study techniques, and other tips pertinent to success in higher education from a strengths based approach as the opportunity presents itself
    • Recommend co-curricular, career and/or any opportunities for on-campus involvement to peers from a strengths based approach as the opportunity presents itself
    • Participate in leadership development opportunities such as regional conferences hosted by TRIO and local retreats hosted by HBU
    • Be a model student at all TRIO workshops, events and all campus activities


    Qualifications and Skills

    • Must be enrolled as a student at Houston Baptist University and be a full participant in TRIO SSS
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • Must be willing to speak to audiences of ten or more
    • Possess knowledge of and use campus resources (e.g. Career and Calling, Academic Success Center, Discipleship, etc.)
    • Possess core values: faith, authenticity, and teamwork
    • Sophomore classification or higher


    Training and Development

    Ambassadors must fully participate in the TRIO Ambassador Development Series that includes one summer conference and two semester meetings (beginning and end).  Other meetings will be scheduled on a needs-basis by TRIO SSS staff members (e.g. preparation/planning for events).

     Compensation

    • $8.00 per hour minimum starting pay
    • Must work at least two events per semester and at least three events in the summer


    Assessment

    • After every event that an Ambassador works, he/she will provide feedback for that event
    • At the end of each semester, Ambassadors will be evaluated by staff on their performance as Ambassadors
    • At the end of each semester, Ambassadors will be required to submit a reflection summary on their performance as Ambassadors and the program’s overall effectiveness in achieving its purpose and mission


    Contact

    For more information about TRIO SSS go to https://www.hbu.edu/trio/, email trio@hbu.edu or call 281.649.3198.

    Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

Important Leadership Information

Students are able and encouraged to apply for ALL interested leadership positions. However, if a student decides to accept a student leadership position, he/she will only be able to participate in one position within category "A" and one within category "B" (would be encouraged not to select multiple positions within those same categories), and up to three positions in category "C". The student will be highly encouraged not to accept more than three leadership positions total per supervisor approval (all three selected positions can be category "C"). This process will ensure the potential for: more leadership opportunities to be had by different HBU students, increase leadership development with specific students in different areas, decrease student "over-involvement" and burn out, and overall better stewardship of the leadership opportunities we offer. By completing the Student Leadership Common Application and competing the process of applying for the multiple leadership interest, you are agreeing to the stipulations mentioned above. Should you be potentially selected for multiple positions within the same A or B category (ex: FYS Peer Mentor and Resident Assistant or SPB Exec and Campus Rec Leader) a preference email may be sent to you to rank your preference of leadership acceptance. This ranking may be taken into consideration in offerings. *Summer positions may not be able to combine with other leadership offerings, supervisor approval may be needed.

Category A:
– Resident Assistant
– FYS Peer Mentor/Welcome Day Pack Leader
– Commuter Assistant
– Summer REC Team
– First Generation Mentor
– FOCUS & Refuge
– Summer Launch/Impact Leader

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