ECOS Leadership Job Descriptions

Fellows

Provide support to the ECOS residents, including providing insight on academic success strategies, locating and encouraging the use of campus resources, encouraging attendance in key campus events, building a strong sense of community, sharing lessons learned, promoting diversity, and creating an intellectual and FUN climate. Expected to adhere to the ECOS Code of Ethics. Term of service is 1 academic year, renewable yearly.

Time Commitment: 10-12 hours / week

Job Duties and Percentage of Time

  • Project Management: 70%

    • Plan, execute, and monitor residence-based programming, working with Engineering Honors (EH) staff, in coordination with other Engineering Village events, including monthly ECOS wide events, bi-monthly informal community building events (i.e., ‘squad’ events) with assigned students  
    • Promote and assist in executing the major EH events
    • Attend all ECOS wide and the major EH events
  • Leadership & Mentoring: 20%

    • Serve as a role model and mentor for ECOS coaches and all residents, holding regular consultation hours
    • Assist in recruiting prospective honors students
  • Training and Administration: 10%

    • Attend scheduled Engineering Village or ECOS leadership meetings, approximately weekly
    • Facilitate communication among the different stakeholders:  EH staff with ECOS coaches they manage, COE/EH with ECOS residents;  EH staff with ResLife Resident Advisors/Housing Coordinators, EASA staff in charge of the Engineering Village, and residence hall councils.
    • Participate in the selection of the coaches using non-discriminatory selection criteria that includes an application and interview process & organize and develop training events ; help recruit possible candidates
    • Submit bi-weekly contact and activity logs to the EH ECOS coordinator, which lists formal or informal activities planned and deployed
    • Complete required training - ENGR 381 which includes a pre-semester retreat

 

Coaches

Engage Freshmen with a primary goal of connecting them to the community, set a positive example for residents by demonstrating good personal, academic, and social behavior, promote diversity, and serve as a key influencer in establishing an intellectual and FUN climate in ECOS.   Expected to adhere to the ECOS Code of Ethics.  Term of service is 1 academic year, renewable yearly.  

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours / week

Job Duties and Percentage of Time

  • Mentoring: 50 %

    • Provide light mentorship to ECOS residents with a focus on connecting freshman to the community, holding regular consultation hours
    • Encourage use of the University's student resources and attendance at key campus events
  • Team Building: 40%

    • Participate in ECOS as an engaged resident including promoting and assisting in the execution of  ECOS events
    • Active participation in the major EH events
  • Training and Administration: 10%

    • Attend scheduled Engineering Village or ECOS leadership meetings, approximately monthly
    • Submit bi-weekly contact and activity logs to the EH ECOS coordinator, which lists formal or informal activities planned and deployed
    • Complete required  training - ENGR 281 which includes a pre-semester retreat

 


Experience 

Required:

  • Member of Engineering Honors and in good standing
  • Live on campus
  • At least a Sophomore
  • Desire to mentor and be of service to fellow students
  • Reliable, flexible

Preferred:   

  • Leadership capabilities – ability to lead, learn and work effectively with diverse groups of team members
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Mentoring experience
  • Good communicator

How to Apply:

A call for application will be communicated 2 semesters before the academic year (e.g., Fall 2016 for Fall 2017 staffing). Interested applicants will be asked to fill out an application, followed by an interview.