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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

SOAR Leader



Job Description

To serve as an ambassador of Northwest, an agent of orientation to new students and their parents, encourage a strong working relationship with the academic and student support offices, and to develop new students' first trimester schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop creative and stimulating methods of orientation for new students
  • Enroll new students from the SOAR Leader's designated major into their fall courses
  • Communicate with all academic departments in designated majors
  • Work in a team-oriented environment


  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Comfortable performing and answering questions

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Creative and innovative

Personal/Social Development:

  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Professional and courteous in nature
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organized

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team-oriented environment


Strong written and verbal skills; Attention to detail, well organized, creative and innovative; Comfortable performing and answering questions; Vast knowledge of Northwest's culture, history and policies; Professional and courteous in nature; Strong leadership abilities; Sufficient academic progress with 2.5 GPA. Preference given to students who have attended Northwest for at least 2 years and those taking summer classes.

Note: Students are not required to take classes to work as a SOAR leader, but may take classes if they choose and fit with work schedule.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

40 hours during available dates

Start Date

May 16 or June 6, 2014; May 16-July 3 (Approximately 30 hours per week in May; 40 hours per week in June, including Saturday June 21st and 28th) Or June 6-July 3 (40 hours per week in June, including Saturday June 21st and 28th).

Application Deadline

February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm; Please complete the following application.


Leslie Chandler


237 Administration Building




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