Involvement Genius Position

Thank you for your interest in joining The Source as an Involvement Genius. In the office of Student Involvement, we oversee over 600 active student led organizations on campus. Currently, there are over 38,000+ students in the student population at UA who are looking for ways to connect! Your job, as a member of the Involvement Genius team, would be to help connect these students to the 600 opportunities that exist for them in student orgs, as well as other areas on campus. You get to help shape and directly impact the student experience!

Job Components

Specific duties of Involvement Geniuses may include but not be limited to:

  • Presenting demonstrations to students on how to access and utilize web resources such as my source (the org database) and the involvement quiz
  • Advertising to bring awareness of events and projects on campus to students
  • Greeting and interacting with students to foster involvement on campus
  • Developing demonstrations and presentations to inform and engage students on available resources
  • Developing social media campaigns for student involvement Office
  • Assisting Dept and organizations with graphic design
  • Conducting one-on-one individual sessions with students to assess their current engagement and assist them in finding opportunities unique to their interests.
  • Hosting and greeting students at involvement events (Get on Board Day and Org Takeover) to welcome and guide them
  • Developing new collaborative tools with orgs
  • Coordinating and facilitating info tables to disseminate information, provide guidance, and serve as a help desk during major events
  • Responding to inquires from students, via email and phone
  • Corresponding with students (email, phone, or chat) to share engagement opportunities or mentor them regarding their success with opportunities presented to them
  • Making initial contact with organizations, sending org info to interested students and setting up appointments with students
  • Assisting with managing the Student Involvement front office i.e. taking phone calls, notes, and managing incoming visitors

Overall, it is important that Involvement Genius candidates have the following skillsets and values:

  • Enthusiastic about student orgs, activities, and events
  • Able to communicate why engagement is important to other students (understanding community, career, and student wellness)
  • Task-driven and focused
  • Organized and able to multitask
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate ideas and generate goals

Important Dates

  • Week of Welcome Events- August TBD
  • SOURCE Officers Academy- Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • Fall Get On Board Day- Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Fall Org Takeover- Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 & Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
  • Spring Get On Board Day- Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • SAL Awards- April 2023 TBD

This is not an exhaustive list of dates, but does represent key events that require participation from Involvement Geniuses.  We work with Involvement Geniuses on a case by case basis to determine their particular schedule needs on those days.

All candidates that are selected will have to complete a hour per week of team training for their new role, for the duration of the Spring semester. These will be scheduled with candidates after the interview process is complete.

Hours

Students desiring a lead role on the team will be required to work a minimum of 7 hours and may work 10 hours, each week. These hours will mainly be during normal business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. But they can be later during evening/after hours as well.

Students that desire to be a part of the team but cannot commit to 7 hours per week may be selected for a support position, which only require 3-5 hours. These hours may be during business or after hours.

Apply

Your availability and level of commitment, along with your performance in the interview process, will determine what roll you would be. To apply, please click on the application, complete it, attach your resume, and availability, and submit. If you are apt in graphic design, please include a portfolio of your work. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submit Genius Application

SOURCE Board of Directors

Job Components

Join The SOURCE team, where student organizations are kind of our thing!  The SOURCE is dedicated to three core principles:

  • Advocating effective policies, open dialogue, and genuine engagement on behalf of student organizations
  • Building a strong community of student organizations by developing dynamic leaders, providing practical and accessible resources and facilitating widespread communication
  • Connecting students to involvement opportunities and foster collaboration among student organizations

SOURCE Directors facilitate the mission of The SOURCE through providing leadership and direction in areas that support the goals above and in the following positions:

Director of Communications*

  • Coordinates the marketing and branding plan for all large-scale SOURCE events and initiatives with oversight from Office of Student Involvement
  • Plans and executes the monthly President’s Newsletter, which highlights services of the SOURCE and important campus news and events pertinent to student organizations
  • Collaborates with SOURCE Board advisor on upkeep of the SOURCE social media accounts
  • Serves on the University of Alabama Media Planning Board
  • Collaboratives with Director of Creative Consults on development of visual marketing aids.

Director of New Organizations & Initiatives

  • Responsible for generating knowledge of resources provided by the Office of Student Involvement to new student organizations
  • Assist with the approval process and provisional period for new student organizations
  • Implement and create training workshops and/or material for new organizations that highlights useful services
  • Co-Chair the SOURCE Awards (SAL Awards) selection process
  • Collaborates with Involvement Genius team to host New Org awareness programming

Director of Inclusion & Outreach

  • Recruits and chairs the Inclusion & Outreach Committee.
  • Chairs the planning committee for Spring Get on Board Day with oversight from Coordinator of Student Involvement.
  • Executes and develops leadership workshops and resources
  • Recruit and connect organizations to partnership opportunities among organizations and across the Division of Student Life.
  • Serves on the University-Wide Campus Outreach Committee

Director of Finance

  • Sits on the FAC Board and oversees the appointment of SOURCE team members to the FAC
  • Hosts workshops regarding campus procedures for fundraising, selling, or donations on campus and to student organizations
  • Coordinates the implementation and development of the SOURCE Collaborative Grant Program
  • Develops financial literacy resources to assist student organizations with managing finances.
  • Cultivates awareness of community and business fundraising opportunities

Director of Creative Consults*

  • Coordinates the marketing and branding designs for all large-scale SOURCE events and initiatives
  • Provides branding and design products to student organizations via a consultation process.
  • Creates designs for members of The SOURCE Directors team
  • Works directly with the Director of Communications to create visually appealing products for students,
  • Works on plan to launch any SOURCE based programs or initiatives via creative PR campaigns.

Overall, it is important that SOURCE Director candidates have the following skillsets and minimum qualifications:

  • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing with The University of Alabama
  • Must submit an online application via mySOURCE for consideration
  • Willing to accept a challenge and step out of comfort zone
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills and desire to make student organizations better

*Note: Director of Communications should possess print and/or digital communication experience; Director of Creative Consults requires graphic design experience

Important Dates

  • Week of Welcome Events- August TBD
  • SOURCE Officers Academy- Saturday, September 10, 2022
  • Fall Get On Board Day- Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Fall Org Takeover- Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 & Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
  • Spring Get On Board Day- Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • SAL Awards- April 2023 TBD

This is not an exhaustive list of dates, but does represent key events that require participation from SOURCE Directors.  We will work with schedules on a case by case basis for major events.

All candidates that are selected will have to complete 1-2 hours per week of team training for their new role, during the Spring semester in the month of April. These will be scheduled with candidates after the interview process is complete.

Hours

  • Host office hours 5 hours per week in the Office of Student Involvement (This does not include major signature events)
  • Attend biweekly Full SOURCE meetings, & 1-1 meetings scheduled with advisor
  • Monthly stipend is provided as part of compensation for this leadership role

Apply

To apply, please click on the application, complete it, attach your resume and submit. Interviews will be scheduled for candidates after Spring Break.  The application closes on

Submit SOURCE Board Application