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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 positions.

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Basic Leadership Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Houston Baptist University.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of no less than a 2.5 (minimum GPA requirement may vary per position).
  • Must be in good standing with the university (academic and conduct).
  • You must submit the Student Leadership Common Application by February 1, 2017 
  • You must 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.
  • You may be asked to complete additional steps per leadership opportunity you select to apply for.

 

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  • First-Gen Mentor

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    First Generation Success Program Student Mentor

    The Title V 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 (July 24-29)
    • 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 11, 2017 3:30-6:30pm
    • Gen 1 Summer Bridge Program: July 24-29, 2017
    • All Student Leader Training: August 6-12, 2017

    Hiring Timeline:

    Jan 18        Student Leadership Convocation/application released
    Feb 1         Applications due by midnight
    Feb 3         Emails sent out with sign up for Group Process timeslot
    Feb 7         Group Process 3:30-5:30pm (applicants only need to attend ONE group process)
    Feb 8         Group Process 3:30-5:30pm (applicants only need to attend ONE group process)
    Feb 10       Email sent out with sign up for individual interview time slots
    Feb 21       Individual Interviews (1-3pm) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    Feb 22       Individual Interviews (9am-noon) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    Feb 23       Individual Interviews (10-noon) (1-4pm) (applicants will need to pick ONE 20 minute time slot)
    Mar 10      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 JR Harris  or 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)

    Dawgs upOrientation is a program for new students to get acquainted with the University, stay at a residence hall, receive their class schedule, and much more. Orientation Leaders (GO Team) are available to assist incoming students with their first experience in becoming Huskies. GO Team Leader participate in all Orientation activities, which include but are not limited to meetings, training activities, socials, and GO (orientation) programming. The main time commitment will be from June 12-23 for GO17, but any additional training dates in the Spring semester and/or week before GO17 will be announced at a later date.

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

     Fill out the Student Leadership Common Application here!

  • Husky Ambassador

    Mingo and KizaThe position of a Husky Ambassador student 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!

  • 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 four 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 1st
    • Attend a mandatory New Leader Transition Meeting in the Spring 2017: Date& Time to be determined
    • Attend a mandatory Student Leadership Retreat to be held off campus for 2-3 days between August 6-12, 2017.
    • Attend and participate in all Peer Mentor/Pack Leader training in August 2017.  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 2018) standing by Fall 2017
    • 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)

    Interviews

    • After completing the Common Application, applicants will be contacted by the Coordinator of First & Second Year Programming to sign up for both an individual and a group interview.
    • Round 1: Individual Interviews will be conducted February 6th- 17th, Library Commons 111
    • Round 2: Mandatory Group Interview will be conducted on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 PM, Dillon II

    For more information contact: Teal Keller

    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:
    Ashley Kiker at akiker@hbu.edu

    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 DaysMandatory Attendance: July 9-14, 2017

    Summer 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

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    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 2-3 times per month. Maintain electronic contact (text/email) throughout the school year.
    • Help plan and implement social events
    • Attend and participate in all lunch & learn events
    • Attend all Student Leadership trainings as required
    • Attend bi-monthly student mentor meetings
    • Meet individually with student success 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

    Mandatory Dates:

    • Welcome Orientation and Training: TDB
    • Transfer Orientation: June 7 and June 28, 2017 8am-5pm
    • All Student Leader Training: TBD (Sometime between August 6-12, 2017)

     Hiring Timeline:

    Jan 18        Student Leadership Convocation/application released
    Feb 1         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 10      All applicants are notified if they got the position or not

    Thank you for considering applying to be a Transfer Mentor!
    Questions?  Contact: Lauren Weiner

    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 per category "A" and "B", 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 use of 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 only accepting up to three leadership positions listed below (one from each category "A" and "B", and no more than two from category "C", or all three from category "C").
  • Resident Assistant
  • FYS Peer Mentor/Welcome Day Pack Leader
  • Athletic Trainer/Manager
  • Commuter Assistant
  • Rec Team
  • First Generation Mentor
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