Leadership Positions in OSEMA

Student Leadership Consultant

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) will be hiring 3-5 Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) for the Spring 2016 semester. The ideal candidate has been a student at Ithaca College for a minimum of two semesters and has a general understanding of OSEMA programs and services.


SLC Job Description:

A team of 15 SLCs assist with the development and implementation of the programs and services offered by OSEMA. Specific duties include creating marketing materials for events, maintaining databases for student groups, hosting leadership workshops, providing assistance in the Student Activities Center and OSEMA office, and much more. This is a great position for detail-oriented students interested in working with people and events. Student Leadership Consultants represent the vision and values of OSEMA. Through continuous education and training, Student Leadership Consultants will have the opportunity to expand their skills in the areas of customer service, public speaking, marketing, and program development. This is a paid, paraprofessional position (rate of pay is $9.00 per hour). Due to the nature of these requirements and overlapping training times, it will not be feasible to hold another major position on campus, such as RA or Campus Center building manager.


All SLCs will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assist with projects, including the planning of workshops, retreats, conferences, service events, program meetings, etc., and developing marketing materials, such as bulletin boards, print ads, social media, etc.
  • Support the day-to-day activities of OSEMA and the Student Activities Center (SAC), including but not limited to answering phones, opening and closing the offices, copying, distributing forms and contracts to student organizations, data entry, appointment scheduling, and greeting visitors.
  • Serve as a resource to individuals and student groups and connect them with campus and community resources. This requires responding to requests and seeking information to answer questions appropriately.
  • Host Student Leadership Institute sessions, facilitating sign-ins and assisting presenters as needed.
  • Participate in training and development workshops and attend weekly staff meetings every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. (Training dates for Spring 2016 are January 21, 22 & 24.)
  • Have a flexible schedule and be available to work during the day, evening, and occasionally on weekends.
  • Work 10-15 hours per week, with about 6 hours spent at the OSEMA or SAC desks and the remainder of the time doing other project work.


Successful SLC candidates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment and to follow through with ideas from conception to completion.
  • Be reliable, confident, and flexible.
  • Adhere to project timelines and work shifts.
  • Have the ability to serve as a role model and act in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for planning ahead and project management.
  • Be familiar with the services, structures, and systems of Ithaca College, especially those related to OSEMA.
  • Solve problems using creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Take initiative and work independently.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Set a positive tone for interaction and demonstrate responsibility and respect for others’ rights, feelings, lifestyles, diverse backgrounds, and for personal and College property.
  • Have the ability to contribute to or produce effective marketing materials.
  • Maintain good academic and judicial standing. Minimum required GPA at time of hiring is 2.75.
  • Express enthusiasm and positive energy in a dynamic work environment.


How To Apply:

Please submit the following application materials via e-mail to Michele Lenhart, Director of Student Leadership & Involvement, by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 10:

  1. A resume highlighting your campus and community involvement
  2. A cover letter that articulates why you should be hired as a Student Leadership Consultant
  3. The names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers for two academic or professional references (At least one of these references should be from Ithaca College.)
  4. A creative piece that demonstrates why you should be an SLC. This might include an advertisement demonstrating your skills, a photograph with a caption, or some other still piece (no videos, please) that captures your strengths as a candidate – and your creative thinking skills at work!

Candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted by November 13 to arrange an interview date and time. Interviews will take place between November 16-20. All selection decisions will be finalized and candidates will be notified before November 30.