Commuter Connector

Introduction

Applications Deadline EXTENDED to March 14, 2012

Purpose

  • Commuter Connectors are leaders dedicated to assisting in enhancing the transition of 1st year Commuter Students to La Salle University through mentorship, advocacy, programming, outreach, and resource sharing.

Goals

  • Promoting involvement and providing resources, will set commuters on the path to excellence at La Salle University and instill a sense of community.
  • Create opportunities through which commuters are able to gather together and interact with other students, staff and faculty within the La Salle community.
  • Assist in creating a stronger commuter community by encouraging commuters to become involved and connected on campus.
  • Provide advice and tips on “commuter success” issues such as parking, registration, where to eat, how and where to meet other students, etc.
  • Pair groups of commuter students to Commuter Connectors. Yearlong commitment from orientation through completion of first year.
  • Commuter Connectors will serve as a liaison between commuter students and the Off Campus Community Office.

Position Description

Roles

  • Promote involvement and provide resources in order to set commuters on the path to excellence at La Salle University and instill a sense of community by being familiar with campus offices and services.
  • Be Lasallian through actions and role modeling.
  • Create opportunities through programming which commuters are able to gather together and interact with other students, staff and faculty within the La Salle community.
  • Assist in creating a stronger commuter community by encouraging commuters to become involved and connected on campus.
  • Be available/accessible to provide advice and tips on “commuter success” issues such as parking, registration, where to eat, how and where to meet other students, etc.
  • Serve as a mentor for 60-70 first year and transfer commuter students through the Connector Mentorship program. Yearlong commitment from orientation through completion of first year.
  • Commuter Connectors will serve as a liaison between commuter students and Community Development.
  • Support and uphold the policies of the University as outlined in the Student’s Guide to Resources, Rights, and Responsibilities.
  • Completes all administrative tasks on time, including the documentation, filing/dissemination of information to students upon request and any other paperwork as requested by either the Director of Off-Campus Communities or the Off-Campus Community Coordinator.
  • Participation in Freshmen Year Odyssey (FYO), Academic Discovery Program (ADP) and other departmental presentations regarding the commuter experience.

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly Commuter Connector, one-on-one and Team meetings.
  • Attend Training & In services.
    • Spring Training (March 31, 2012 All Day).
    • Day ONE Commuter Sessions.
    • Fall Training/Opening Weekend (August 10 through August 26).
    • Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 In-services (Scheduled based on your schedule).
  • Participate in Commuter And Off Campus Student association (CAOS).
    • Promote CAOS as a Commuter friendly group to participate in.
    • Support and attend programs sponsored by CAOS.
  • Assist in implementation/programming/staffing a Commuter Appreciation Day/week.
  • Assist in promoting and informing commuters of commuter friendly spaces on campus.
  • Inform and encourage commuter students to be members of the Commuter Connection programs.
  • Communicate concerns about students to appropriate staff members.
  • Program actively by having events for students to attend (minimum 7 per semester) and passively through online newsletters, Facebook, Tmblr and Twitter, for example.

Compensation & Job Requirements

Compensation

Commuter meal plan. Valued at $925/semester

Stipend and lunch per Day One participation

Requirements

Applications Deadline EXTENDED to March 14, 2012

  • Currently enrolled full-time student—must remain full-time.
  • 2.5 GPA.
  • Must be able to commit to work 12 hours a week.
  • Good judicial standing.
  • Preference given to commuter students. All are welcome to apply.
  • Attend all training dates and special presentations (see below).

Training & In-services

Applications Deadline EXTENDED to March 14, 2012

  • Spring Training (March 31, 2012 All Day)
  • Day ONE Commuter Sessions (attending 4-6 Day ONE commuter sessions. TBD.)
  • Fall Training/Opening Weekend (August 10 through August 26)
  • Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 In-service (Scheduled based on student availability)

SkyDrive Portfolio

Using SkyDrive

Applications Deadline EXTENDED to March 14, 2012

Directions | First Time Set Up | Sharing Portfolio Folder

Directions

Follow the steps below to create and submit your additional application materials. All materials should be saved online by the application due date. You online application can be submitted prior to this deadline, but you must submit your portfolio web address at the time of application (see Sharing Portfolio Folder).

If you require that certain documents should be view in a particular order, we suggest that you give the file name a numbers to start with (ie 1resume.docx, 2training-presentation.pptx, 3flyer-example.pdf).

First Time Set Up (4 Steps)

  1. Log into the portal then click on the SkyDrive icon.
    SkyDrive Icon
  2. A new window will open. Click the Folder icon to create a new folder.
    Add Folder
  3. Name the folder “CD Portfolio“, change it to Everyone (public) and click Next.
    (Note: anyone with the web address will be able to view your portfolio. This link will only be shared with the Selection Committee. You may choose to share it with others.)
    Change Folder to Public
  4. Complete by Uploading your files.
    (Note: If you choose to upload you files at another time, or need to add/edit/remove any files, go into your SkyDrive, click “Add Files”, select the “CD Portfolio” folder and upload.)
    Add Files

Sharing Portfolio Folder (3 Steps)

  1. Either click the folder name, or the Info icon (visible on mouseover).
    (Note: Clicking the fold name will also allow you to see the contents of the folder. Click the icon just gives you the option to changes settings.)
    Click Folder
  2. Click Get a link.
    (Note: Make sure “CD Portfolio” is selected.)
    Get a link
  3. Copy the link and save as part of your online application.
    (Note: The link needs to be shared with “everyone”. Depending on your settings, you may have more than one option. You may have to create the link to share with everyone. Also, you can only submit your application once, so make sure to get you link at that time.)
    Copy Link

Job Application

Applications Deadline EXTENDED to March 14, 2012

Commuter Connection Job Application

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  • You will need to submit a Grade Verification Form so that we can verify your grades with the Registrar's Office. A GPA of 2.5 is required for the job. The Grade Verification Form is due October 18, 2013 to the Community Development Office, Union 303.
  • Describe your understanding of current challenges commuter students face at La Salle University. As a Commuter Connector, how would you address these concerns?
    Save and upload your response to your SkyDrive folder in the portal (see below).
  • This is where you will upload your essay response. You only need to submit the web address at this time. You may upload your file(s) at a later time. All files should be uploaded to this location by the application due date. For complete information on how to set up your SkyDrive folder and get your web address link to past in below, please see the SkyDrive instruction page.
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  •   Car
      Train
      Bus
      Walk
      Bike
      Ride
      Other
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  •   Fall 2013 (Nov) & Spring 2014 Inservice (Jan.)
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  •   Student Organization Involvement
      Co-op
      Internship
      Campus Work Study/Budget Job
      Off-Campus Employment
      Clinical Rotation
      Varsity Sport
      Other
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  • As part of the application process, you are required to have 2 reference forms. One must be given to a La Salle Faculty or member. The other one must be given to someone who has seen you interact in a group. This might include an activity advisor, a coach or an employer .Please note that family members are not appropriate references for employment. Reference forms are due October 18, 2013 to the Community Development Office, Union 303.
  • Community Development and the Division of Student Affairs does not discriminate against any applicant for employment at the University because of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical handicap. Employment is based upon an applicant's qualifications and ability to meet the established requirements for employment.

    By applying I attest that to the best of my knowledge, all information provided on this application will be accurate. I understand that any falsification of information on this application may result in a nullification of my candidacy.