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Open Position in the Student Union: SOuRCe LEGO Manager July 7 - July 14
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION IS ONLY FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON.

WORK STUDY APPLICANTS ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

The University of Akron
Student Organization Resource Center (SOuRCe) Liaison LEGO Manager

The University: The University of Akron is a major, metropolitan, state assisted university. The University has a long tradition of serving the needs of part-time and full-time students through day and evening classes, and it attracts traditional-age students and adult students from all economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. The 170-acre campus, with 73 buildings, is within walking distance of downtown Akron and is located in a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people.

The Department of Student Life: The Department of Student Life is housed in the Student Union. The Student Union is a 204,000 square foot facility that houses food shops, Union Market, bank, bookstore, convenience store, Starbucks, student organization offices, game room, theatre, information center, computer lab and store, copy center, meeting rooms, programming spaces, and administrative offices. The new $41.1 million facility opened in August 2004. The Department of Student Life includes 14 professional staff, 1 full-time support staff, 10 custodial staff, 9 graduate assistants, and over 80 student employees.

The Position: The SOuRCe Liaison Manager reports to the Graduate Assistant for the SOuRCe. The SOuRCe Liaison Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SOuRCe, along with managing the staff of the area. The SOuRCe Liaison Manager is a part of the SOuRCe staff which works to provide the resources necessary for organizations to have a successful year and to promote involvement while creating opportunities for students to actively engage in campus life.

Responsibilities: Characteristics, duties and responsibilities of SOuRCe Liaison Manager include:
- Customer Service: Provide timely, courteous and professional service to student organization and campus community.
- Personnel: Responsible for scheduling employees at the SOuRCe pod, along with student organization engagement activities. The SOuRCe Liaison Manager will ensure that the SOuRCe is customer/student oriented and presentable and will deal with the hiring of employees and performing semester evaluations. They will also be responsible for dealing with any personnel issues that arise.
- Training: The SOuRCe Liaison Manager will be responsible for scheduling the appropriate training for SOuRCe Liaisons, which will include: customer service, major event policy, EAF process, and database management. The Liaison Manager will also create agendas and facilitate area meetings to assign duties and provide motivation and knowledge to staff.
- Liaison: Each member of the SOuRCe staff will be a liaison to 25-30 student organizations. As a liaison, they will help organizations meet their goals and create a connection between organizations and the Department of Student Life. SOuRCe Liaisons will serve as a “point-person” for concerns from student organizations and their members after the end of the business day, along with other hours as needed. SOuRCe Liaisons will be able to work with organizations on revising constitutions, consultations, and mediations when needed. The Liaison Manager is charged with ensuring the success and continued development of the Liaison Program along with the Graduate Assistant for the SOuRCe.
- Programming: The SOuRCe Liaison Manager will develop programs that enhance student organizations on campus (workshops, orientation sessions, etc.) The Liaison Manager will also empower SOuRCe Liaisons to develop and implement their own programs.
- Communication: Work with the Student Life Marketing Department to promote SOuRCe programs and services to student organizations. Investigate and implement ways to enhance communication and collaboration between student organizations. Liaisons will work frequently with presidents and advisors of organizations via email and phone. Additionally, the Manager will attend weekly staff meetings and hold one-on-one mentor sessions with liaisons to foster employee relationships.
- Registration and Orientation: Implement and oversee the student organization orientation program, which will be a part of the registration process for student groups. Liaisons will be given the responsibility of creating and presenting registration and orientation power points to students.
- New Student Organizations: Welcome new student organizations to the SOuRCe community and collaborate with Leadership and Development to ensure a smooth transition for all groups.
- LEGO Program: Be an active participant in the LEGO Program by attending mentor sessions with full-time staff members or graduate assistants to enhance professional development.
- Other Duties: Assist the Graduate Assistant for the SOuRCe with other duties as assigned and work with fellow managers to brainstorm operational areas of improvement and discuss human resource management techniques.

Qualifications:
- Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours.
- Able and willing to work at least 20 hours/week. Hours will be divided between daytime hours and evening hours at the SOuRCe.
- Be friendly, enthusiastic and a self-motivator who is customer service oriented.
- Possess strong presentation skills along with the ability to assist others in preparing presentations.
- Polite, friendly, and dedicated to work with others and display a positive attitude toward the student union, its mission statement and the University of Akron.

To be considered for the position requires the submission of a coverletter, resume, and Department of Student Life application (applications can be obtained at the Information Center located on the second floor of the Student Union).

All coverletters, resumes, and Department of Student Life applications need to be submitted at the Information Center or 2nd floor Administration Desk or via campus mail +4601, attn: Lisa Leiby, by Monday July 14, 2008, 4:30 pm.




Location: Student Union

Contact Information:
Lisa Leiby
sugradasst1@uakron.edu
330-972-2322
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The University of Akron's Zipmail is a compilation of University announcements for University students, sent each Friday unless circumstances require otherwise. The deadline for submissions to be considered by the University is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Zipmail is a University of Akron communication vehicle established for the benefit of The University of Akron to communicate with its students. Items will be accepted for publication only when the University is directly involved in the activity through participation, sponsorship, or partnership with one of its recognized organizations, colleges or departments. The University reserves the right to edit or to refuse to run any submission for any reason. Zipmail is not, nor is it intended to be, a public forum or a limited public forum. Questions about the implementation of this policy may be directed to zipmail@uakron.edu.

Items to be considered for inclusion in Zipmail should be sent through the Zipmail Event Submission Form. Due to the volume of submissions received, items will not run more than one time.

Questions about specific announcements should be made to the contact person/department/organization listed in the announcement.Your event will automatically be forwarded to the University's online calendar. The Zipmail Coordinator can be reached at x2837.
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