Buc Guides

The Department of Housing and Residence Life (DHRL) selects undergraduate students to serve as Buc Guides for the various residential living-learning communities (LLCs) we offer at ETSU. Living-learning communities provide students with a chance to live together with individuals who share a common area of interest and to experience programming and course activities that help students build community and connect to faculty, staff, and fellow students. Aside from the Honors College Living-Learning Community, students in LLCs take coursework together as part of the community.


Buc Guides serve as mentors and facilitators in these living-learning programs. Working alongside faculty and staff members, Buc Guides help create programs and activities that connect residents to common interests, and assist in helping students make a successful transition to ETSU.

If you are interested in being a Buc Guide for the Pre-Health Living-Learning Community (PHLLC), please review this information. For all other Communities please continue to the information below. 

Benefits and Rewards

Selection Criteria

Duties and Responsibilities

Important Dates & Time Commitment Requirements

Compensation

Supervisor


Benefits and Rewards

  •  Help create a successful living-learning environment for new Buccaneers
  •  Develop leadership and interpersonal communication skills
  •  Develop relationships with ETSU faculty and staff
  •  Experience in planning and leading activities for fellow students
  •  Satisfaction of helping new students succeed on campus

Selection Criteria

  •  Minimum GPA of 2.75
  •  Sophomore standing or above as of the fall semester in which employment will begin
  •  A minimum of one year living on campus (applications may be submitted in spring semester of a student's first year on campus)
  •  Successful completion of approximately 10 hours of Buc Guide Workshop training (offered in spring semester) and retreat
  •  A history of involvement at ETSU and student leadership
  •  Transfer students should show involvement since transferring and any applicable experiences from previous institution(s)
  •  Commitment to uphold the Mission, Vision, and Values of ETSU http://www.etsu.edu/president/mission.aspx
  •  Willingness and ability to model appropriate behavior, goal-setting, and mentoring of new Buccaneers

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Live within the living-learning community while modeling academic, co-curricular, and leadership involvement to community members
  •  Help new Buccaneers adjust and become academically and socially successful
  •  Assist in the planning and leading of programs and initiatives within the living-learning community
  •  Communicate regularly with the residents of your living-learning community
  •  Serve as a "wise guide" to new students, offering encouragement and support when needed, and referring to other offices/individuals when necessary
  •  Attend meetings with the residential staff in your hall(s) as directed
  •  Work in conjunction with the Resident Advisor(s) who are part of your community to share feedback and activity planning for residents
  •  Communicate regularly with the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives, including timely submission of any required reports or documentations

Important Dates & Time Commitment Requirements

Buccaneer Guides must be able to commit to all of the dates/times listed below. Please do not apply for this position if you are unable to commit to all of these dates. Contact Adrianna Guram (gurama@etsu.edu) if you have questions or concerns about any of these dates.
Spring 2014 All Buccaneer Guides are required to attend the following dates:


• Buc Guide Workshop Trainings
          o Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
                 March 20th
                 March 27th
                 April 3rd
                 April 10th
                 April 17th
• Buccaneer Guide Retreat
          o Saturday, April 26th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Summer 2014
          o This position has no summer commitment Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
• Participate in Welcome Week activities with your living-learning community
• 60 minutes in weekly Buccaneer Guide meetings; this meeting time will be scheduled once selection is complete for all Guides
• 5-10 hours each week building community with the residents in your living-learning community; includes programs and activities, as well as management of online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
• 60 minutes in meetings with the Steering Committee for your living-learning community (occurs at least monthly for each community)


Compensation

$800 per semester, awarded upon successful completion of each semester's requirements. Buc Guides are hired for an annual term (fall and spring semesters).


Supervisor

This position is supervised by DHRL's Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives. Questions about this position should be directed to Adrianna Guram at gurama@etsu.edu or 423-439-5333.


Complete the online application no later than Friday, February 7th, 2014.