Student Outreach Assistant

Objectives

  1. Increase the number and quality of contacts with new LDC students as part of the Center’s overall retention initiative.
  2. Connect new students with each other, to the other students and encourage their involvement with the Center and the other campus resources.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist with the orientation activities of new international students
  • Connect with the new US students of color to ensure that they are welcomed and invited to the new student dinner
  • Inform the professional staff about students’ problems and concerns that are likely to impact their success and retention.
  • Table to increase student participation in LDC events
  • Staff the Center’s information table during Admissions visit days
  • Be responsible for Popcorn Thursdays event, from inviting students to making the popcorn, visiting with those who come and cleaning up after the eve
  • Be responsible for the Touchpoint program from development to implementationVisit with each student at least twice during the first month and at least once per month during the first semester & follow up with email, phone or visit to find out well they are adjusting.
  • Collaborate with the team to plan activities that encourage LDC students to get to know each other.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Centre and its affiliated student groups to which you are assigned.
  • Share the driving responsibilities of the Center
  • Complete the online bi-weekly reports
  • Attend training sessions and meetings as appropriate
  • Attend LDC events

Requirements

  • Must be available for training period in August
  • Member of the sophomore class or above
  • Comfortable with and able to work across cultural differences
  • Be a Luther certified driver and Live in the residence halls
  • Good oral, written and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of the team and keep information confidential

Supervisor

Director of Student Services & International Student Coordinator