Length of Appointment: October through August

General Statement of Duties

Under general direction, Rangers will work in collaboration with core staff members, staff assistants, graduate assistants, an assistant and associate director to review the credentials and interview potential candidates for the Leadership Safari conference staff. Rangers will play an integral role in fostering an environment of inclusivity and support, while promoting the Five Core Values of the Leadership Safari program as well as the leadership learning goals provided by Central Michigan University.

Reporting Relationship

Rangers are supervised by the Leadership Safari graduate assistants and accountable to the Assistant and Associate Directors of Programming for the Leadership Institute or their designee. 

Minimum Qualifications and Additional Requirements

  • Full time, upper-class, undergraduate student at Central Michigan University (CMU).
  • Served for at least two years as a staff member of Leadership Safari with at least one year being served within the respective area of application (e.g. Guide, CTeam, Runner).
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the time of application and should be maintained during the period of appointment.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and provide excellent customer service while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow through with each task to completion.
  • Must be able to review minimum number of applications and be available for interview week in January. Attendance at special topic trainings with core staff (schedule to be provided).


  • Be mentally and physically present at all fall and spring events.
  • Staff Selection and Spring Trainings: Assist with the staff selection process including reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and provide effective feedback to Core Staff members regarding observations made during spring trainings.
  • Fall Training and Leadership Safari Conference: Serve as a knowledgeable mentor for Returning and New Staff Members by confidently utilizing facilitation and debriefing skills.
  • Mentor a group of 10 – 13 incoming students by working to develop individual leadership skills, assisting with student's adjustment to the CMU campus environment, advocate for co-curricular involvement and carrying out all assigned Leadership Safari activities and meetings.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with the Graduate Assistants, Staff Assistants, Core Staff and fellow Rangers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes

As the result of performing the duties of this position, each student will be able to:

  1. Explore new insights about leadership through creative problem solving, risk taking, understanding, and application (Leadership Knowledge and Application).
  2. Develop a purposeful, holistic understanding of self (Identity Development).
  3. Build collaborative relationships and support networks, while demonstrating respect for diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and beliefs (Healthy Relationships).
  4. Develop an understanding of systems of power, privilege, oppression, and how the role of student leadership can aid in the development of inclusive and equitable communities (Social Responsibility).

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should submit their application through the application portal.
  • Applications are due by 12:00pm NOON on Friday, October 13th, 2017. There are no exceptions for late applications.
  • Interview notifications will take place on Monday, October 16th, 2017 via phone call.
  • Interviews will take place October 19-20, 2017 in the Lake Superior Room of the Bovee University Center.
  • Final appointment offers will be extended on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 via phone call.