Staff Assistant Information
There are three staff assistants within the Leadership Safari organization.  These positions, along with the graduate assistant, are the only paid positions on staff. There is the Staff Selection Staff Assistant, the Staff Training Staff Assistant, and the Logistics Staff Assistant. 

Staff Selection Staff Assistant

The Staff Selection Staff Assistant is a full year, paid position. This position begins in April and ends in April. They are an active member of the office staff along with, the Director, Graduate Assistant, Training Staff Assistant, and the Logistics Staff Assistant. There will be some shared tasks within the office as well as some individualized responsibilities. The minimum GPA requirement for this position is a 2.75. This job entails many different aspects of the selection process including, but not limited to:

  • Enhancing and maintaining the staff selection process
  • Creating and improving the application process
  • Creating, improving and setting up all interviews for staff selection.
  • Updating and maintaining all staff job descriptions. 
  • Creating and improving staff position evaluations.
  • Creating and improving program evaluations so that we receive the most beneficial feedback to enhance the program where needed.
  • Processing all evaluations and helping to implement changes where needed.
  • Working with the Training Staff Assistant to make sure that perspective staff can be properly evaluated through training during the staff selection process.
  • Keeping open communication with the Director, Graduate Assistant, and fellow Staff Assistants. 
  • Develop and improve the comprehensive evaluation of the conference effectiveness through evaluations and feedback.
  • Attend professional development conference(s) where appropriate and available.
  • Include the Director and Graduate Assistant in written communication by blind carbon copying them on emails where necessary.
  • Attending weekly office meetings with the Director, Graduate Assistant, and fellow Staff Assistants to keep open communication and awareness of what everyone is working on.
Training Staff Assistant

The Training Staff Assistant is a full year, paid position.  This position begins in September and ends in September.  They are an active member of the office staff along with, the Director, Graduate Assistant, Staff Selection Staff Assistant, and the Logistics Staff Assistant.  There will be some shared tasks within the office as well as some individualized responsibilities.  The minimum GPA requirement for this position is a 2.75.  This job entails many different aspects of the staff training process including, but not limited to: 

    • Planning, developing and enhancing spring and fall training for Core Guides, Guides, C-Team and Runner.
    • Enhancing and growing upon the current training process.
    • Developing staff members into sound facilitators by providing them with unlimited resources.
    • Improving upon staff members’ ability to debrief effectively to many different/diverse audiences.
    • Working in cohesion with the Staff Selection Staff Assistant to develop training that will allow for accurate and effective evaluation of perspective staff members.
    • Being available to staff members through office hours via phone and email communication.
    • Educating Core Staff on how to use and utilize technological equipment provided
    • Preparing staff for many different situations that may arise during the conference, including but not limited to, emergency situations, logistical situations, last minute changes, participant interaction, and any unforeseen circumstances.
    • Attending professional development conference(s) where appropriate and available.
    • Including the Director and Graduate Assistant in written communication by blind carbon copying them on emails where necessary.
    • Attending weekly office meetings with the Director, Graduate Assistant, and fellow Staff Assistants to keep open communication and awareness of what everyone is working on.


Logistics Staff Assistant

The Logistics Staff Assistant is a full year, paid position.  This position begins in September and ends in September.  They are an active member of the office staff along with, the Director, Graduate Assistant, Staff Selection Staff Assistant, and the Training Staff Assistant.  There will be some shared tasks within the office as well as some individualized responsibilities.  The minimum GPA requirement for this GPA is a 2.75.  This job entails many different aspects of the staff training process including, but not limited to:

  • Researching, communicating with, and booking speakers.
  • Reserving rooms and maintaining a room reservation book.
  • Reviewing speaker contracts and riders.
  • Communicating with and coordinating with University Events.
  • Developing, coordinating and maintaining a conference schedule.
  • Communicating and working with catering to plan meals for training and Leadership Safari.
  • Working directly with the Director to oversee all registration activity.
  • Assisting with advertisement and publicity of the program.
  • Coordinating and assisting with the check-in process.
  • Preparing and maintaining all logistical procedures as needed.
  • Improving upon current special events and developing more where needed i.e. Traditions, Excursions, and Community Service.
  • Helping design and find staff and participant swag.
  • Attending professional development conference(s) where appropriate and available.
  • Including the Director and Graduate Assistant in written communication by blind carbon copying them on emails where necessary.
  • Attending weekly office meetings with the Director, Graduate Assistant, and fellow Staff Assistants to keep open communication and awareness of what everyone is working on.


​To Apply:
Applications are available via email only. To request an application, email the Leadership Safari account at safari@cmich.edu.

Deadline:
Friday, September 13, 2013 at 12PM NOON.  Please turn application and supporting materials to the Leadership Safari Office, Bovee University Center, 201.

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Phone: 989-774-4000

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