Roles & Opportunities – Asbury University
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Admissions Ambassador

Each year, fourteen students are selected to act as Asbury Ambassadors with the purpose of expanding the students’ role in the recruitment process. Students act as campus hosts/hostesses, tour guides, college fair representatives and office help. Commitment is for a one-year term, and hiring is typically done in the spring for the upcoming academic year.

Contact: Rachal McKenzie, Admissions Office, (859) 858-5503

TAG (Transition and Guidance)

TAG Leader

TAG Leaders are selected their freshmen year spring semester to serve their sophomore year during Fall Welcome Weekend and the fall semester. These forty-four students do spring trainings, self-awareness seminars, meet weekly as a TAG partnership, and attend an extensive, week-long fall training to grow their leadership capacity, build community as a TAG team, and prepare for the incoming freshmen class. TAG Leaders desire to invest in others, both their own class and the freshmen, and provide monthly programming and weekly get-togethers over dinner or lunch with a select group of freshmen. As a result of undergoing these trainings and programs, TAG leaders are better equipped to lead confidently, serve wholeheartedly, and work with a variety of groups of people cooperatively. They also have a lot of fun in the process!

TAG Coordinator

Two TAG Coordinators are selected from the previous TAG Leader group to mentor, train, guide, teach, and lead the TAG Leaders. Selected their sophomore year spring semester, these two individuals work closely with the Director of Student Engagement in hiring and training the new TAG Leader group. During Fall Semester they help coordinate events during Welcome Weekend and throughout the following semester guide the TAG Leaders in their event planning and program requirements. These two students receive a 9% scholarship.

Leadership in Athletics

Athletic Team Captains – Each Athletic team has at least one team captain who is put into a leadership role. Each team may choose its captain(s) differently, but generally it is an upperclassman who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship and dedication. Captains are generally expected to be a liaison between the coaching staff and the team members.

Contact: Individual team coaches or Mark Whitworth or (859) 858-3511, x2475

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – The Athletic Director has set up a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee which includes representatives from each varsity sport. The representatives are not necessarily the team captains, but could be. The purpose of the council is for the athletic director to get feedback on the athletic program directly from the team members in order to continually improve the program.

Contact: Mark Whitworth or (859) 858-3511, x2475

Intercultural Programs

Intercultural Life Student Leadership Council Representatives
Twelve to fifteen students are selected to serve one-year renewable terms to assist the Office of Intercultural Life in offering cultural programs. The leadership council members develop, plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of educational and cultural activities and events for the campus community, such as cultural festivals, culture specific movie nights, ethnic church worship opportunities, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and diversity dialogue forums on topics of particular interest to students.

Intercultural New Student Orientation (INSO) Leaders
One or two upperclass students with above average academic standing are selected to assist with the preparation and implementation of Intercultural New Student Orientation as well as assist a small group of first-time international and third-culture students throughout INSO, which occurs prior to the start of the fall semester.

Intercultural Student Groups Leadership Team
Students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and meet the specific requirements for a leadership position as stated in the constitution of the organization will be selected to serve on the Leadership Team for providing support and opportunities for social interaction of student members for each of the following organizations: Asian Student Association (ASA), Black Student Association (BSA), International Student Association (ISA), Latino Student Association (LSA), and MuKappa.

Emerging Leader Program Facilitators
Two students with above average academic standing are selected to assist with the preparation and implementation of Emerging Leader Scholar Program events and activities.

Contact Maria Brown, Coordinator for Intercultural Life.

Media and Jouralism

Student Publications – campus newspaper and yearbook

Editors are chosen each spring by a student-faculty committee through a competitive application and interview process, and serve the following school year. Positions are open to any student, regardless of major, though prior experience, particularly leadership, in publications can enhance a student’s application. Scholarship positions include:

  • Executive Editor
  • Managing Editor
  • Photo Editor
  • Video News Editor
  • Assistant Photo Editor
  • News Editor
  • Opinion Editor
  • Features Editor
  • Sports Editor
  • Web Editor
  • Web Technician
  • Page Designer (2 positions)
  • Copy Editor (2 positions)

For students seeking experience with the business side of publications, the Collegian annually selects a scholarship-funded Business Manager and an Advertising Manager. Advertising Managers receive a commission on sales of display advertising to area businesses and national corporations. Staff writers and photographers are also needed. Other support positions include various section editors and copy editors. Students do not need to be journalism majors to be involved.

Contact: Rich Manieri, Advisor

The Asbury Review – campus literary magazine

The Asbury Review is published once per semester, and also sponsors readings and workshops. Primary leadership for the Asbury Review is in two positions titled Co-Editor-in-Chief. Various editorial and art editor positions are also available.

Residence Life Staff Positions for Students

Student jobs in Residence Life are paid positions. Below is a list of positions for which staff are selected in the late fall/early spring for the following academic year. Contact your RD or Joe Bruner, Associate Dean for Residence Life, for more information.

Assistant Resident Director

One position is filled in each Residence Hall. These positions are generally offered to seniors who have served as Resident Assistants. This position is considered a staff position and considerable duties are included. The ARD works closely with the Resident Director in his/her particular residence hall in the administration of the hall. Contact your RD for more information concerning the hiring timeline.

Resident Assistants

Approximately forty positions are filled by male and female students who are mainly juniors and seniors. Hiring and training begin early in the spring, prior to the position starting in the fall. The purpose of the RA is to provide service to the individual student, the floor/unit/apartments, and Asbury University by helping to create and maintain a pleasant living environment, being a source of help and referral, and cooperating in developing activities and programs, and enhancing the educational value of the residence hall.