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

First Year Experience Program

Asbury University’s First Year Experience (FYE) Program equips and empowers new students for a successful college career. FYE Leaders do this by providing space, resources, and relationships for new students to flourish academically and socially. This leadership position is open to approximately 20 rising sophomores with applications and interviews happening during the second half of the Spring semester. FYE leaders work closely with the Assistant Director of Student success. Some duties include participating in Welcome Weekend, acting as peer facilitators for LA100, and meeting weekly with an assigned group of new students throughout their first semester to facilitate academic belonging.

Contact: Henry Zonio, Center for Academic Excellence, (859) 858-5375

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.