Position Description and Overview
Leadership Camp Facilitators lead incoming freshman through a multitude of leadership development activities. They are responsible for all small group activities as well as some large group presentations. They will learn to be an expert on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and will present information and activities that help familiarize incoming students with the model and CMU.
Responsibilities include implementing, encouraging, and supporting the development of a community spirit within the facilitator's group and floor through the use of community standards; being a positive role model and resource for incoming freshman; responding to student's personal issues, needs, and concerns as well as the group's through listening, understanding, flexibility and an open-mind. During camp sessions, facilitators will assume live-in responsibility according to the camp schedule and will remain with camp at all times. Facilitators are also responsible for knowing, adhering, communicating, and enforcing the rules and regulations pertaining to student behavior within the resident halls and communicating them to camp participants.
Requirements include: minimum 2.5 cumulative g.p.a. and at least 40 credit hours at the time of application; attendance at all scheduled training sessions and all camp sessions; must not be on any university probation. Undergraduate status preferred.
Facilitator Selection Timeline Leadership Camp 2015
Applications are due on January 30th by 5:00pm in the Towers Student Success Center (Kesseler 130). Positions will be announced in early March.
Attendance at all training sessions is required: (class conflicts can be worked around)
Friday, March 20: 4-8pm
Friday, April 10: 4-8pm
Friday, April 24: 4-8pm
Friday, May 1: 4-8pm
Monday, May 11: 1-10pm
Tuesday-Thursday, May 12-14: 10am-10pm
Friday, May 15: 9am-5pm
Camp 1: Sunday-Tuesday, May 17-19
Thursday, June 4, 10am-10pm
Camp 2: Friday-Sunday, June 5-7
The Mission of Leadership Camp is to help
participants explore the social change model of leadership development
in a fun and interactive way, engaging them in a collaborative change
process, that benefits CMU and the broader community. Camp will enhance
participants' understanding of themselves as individuals and how they
contribute to a more effective group that works on behalf of society.
Facilitator Frequently Asked Questions
When is Leadership Camp? - Leadership Camp 2015 will take place May 17-19 and June 5-7.
What kind of training is required for Leadership Camp? - There will be a 4-hour Orientation, 3 additional 4-hour trainings (March 20th, April 10th, April 24th, May 1st all 4-8 pm.) in the spring, and a week of all-day training May 11th-16th.
What if I have to miss training? - Academic conflicts are the only acceptable reason for March/April training absences. However, all of the May training and June prep day must be attended. Emergencies are handled on a case-by-case basis should they arise. Any potential missed training sessions must be cleared in advance by Leadership Camp Coordinators. Those facilitators who have an excused absence will attend a make up training with the Coordinators.
Where do I live during Leadership Camp? - Leadership Camp facilitators are provided with room and board during May/June Leadership Camp trainings and during camp, itself, so long as the Residential Restaurants are operating)
Do I have to be an RAMA staff member to be a facilitator? - No. Leadership Camp is a Residence Life program, and we encourage students involved in all activities to apply to be a facilitator.
How many credits are required to apply for Leadership Camp? - 40 credits must be earned at the time of your application (Jan 30th, 2015). Applicants must also have a 2.50 cumulative GPA.