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Life Skills is an area of Activities that provides different workshops for student throughout the semester. Topics range from auto maintenance to massage to fitness and everything in between.

The levels of Area Director, Director, Coordinator, Manager, and Volunteers are put to good use in this area. As the workshops vary there is no specific information for them as the next great idea might be with you! Apply today to become a part of the planning and work force for creating great workshops for students.

 

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Area Directors

Student Area Directors

A Student Area Director oversees an entire area of Activities. Student Area Directors are primarily responsible for teaching, training and empowering the Student Directors in that area. They also meet with other Student Area Directors to Council about Activities-wide issues.

Teach/Empower/Grow others

Student Area Directors are responsible to teach and empower Student Directors sufficiently that they can succeed in their roles. This is done by teaching the following:

The mission and vision of the University, the Activities Program and their area.

The structure of the Activities Program and their stewardship area.

The roles of the student leaders in Activities and their stewardship area.

The doctrines and principles of disciple-leadership found in the LBF manual and the scriptures, and how those principles and doctrines apply to what the leaders are actually doing in their stewardships.

Administrative

New Student Area Directors counsel with the current Student Area Director, current Student Director and Advisors in the selection of new Student Directors for their area.

Student Area Directors assist in selecting a new Student Area Director for their area.

Hold Student Directors accountable

Area Directors are responsible to hold Student Directors accountable for their stewardship. This requires that Area Directors understand not only their own stewardship but also the stewardship of the Student Directors.

Understand and apply the Student-Leader Model.

Responsible for and aware of what happens in the area.

Area Directors are not responsible to create and execute all that happens in their area, but they are expected to know what is happening at all levels in their areas and to ensure that programs and events are done to an acceptable level and standard.

Area Directors are responsible to oversee marketing efforts in their area.

With other Student Area Directors, coordinate efforts for organizational representation at campus wide events (NSO, Spirit Week, etc.)

Counsel

Student Area Directors meet and counsel regularly with Student Directors as well as observe and provide feedback.

Student Area Directors meet and counsel weekly with other Student Area Directors regarding general Activities issues and to study and prepare together for training within their areas.

Communicate

Return and report

Student Area Directors are responsible to Area Coordinators and return and report regularly.

The Student Area Directors council is responsible to the Activities Directors.

Area Communication

Student Area Directors work with their Student Directors to see that effective communication processes are in place which include all of the student leaders in that area.

Continuity

Student Area Directors are responsible to see that pertinent information about their area is passed on to the succeeding Student Area Director.

Student Area Director Guidelines

As you consider a student leadership experience in the Student Activities Program, please review the Mission Statement and following guidelines:

MISSION STATEMENT:
Student Activities invites individuals to experience the power of acting for themselves through involvement in student-led programs and events.

1. HONOR CODE / DEVOTIONALS
Student Leaders are expected to be exemplary in living the Brigham Young University-Idaho Honor Code. Student Leaders are expected to attend BYU-Idaho weekly devotionals. Devotional dress is encouraged when possible.

2. SCHOLARSHIP/EMPLOYMENT
Student Leaders will receive a full-tuition scholarship upon being selected and meeting the following qualifications:

a. On track during the semester serving and a matriculated full-time student (14 credits minimum). Does not have to be on track to apply, but must be in town for all training.
b. Completed no more than 129 cumulative credits prior to the semester they serve.
c. Must have earned a minimum of 30 credits at BYU-Idaho prior to the semester they serve.
d. Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and no University restrictions.
e. Serve an average of 10 hours per week. (There may be occasional times in the semester when more time is required.)
f. If employed, it is recommended that the student leader not work more than 10 hours per week at an on/off campus job. Employment should be in a different area from where the student director is currently receiving a scholarship.
g. May only serve as a Student Director one semester. May only serve as a Student Area Director one semester.
h. Student Area Directors must have previous experience at the coordinator level or above. Student Directors should have had previous experience at the manager level or above.


3. RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Leaders will attend retreats, meetings, and other events as announced. Student Leaders will enable students to lead, guide, and direct those serving on their boards as they plan and organize activities.

4. AVAILABILITY
Must be available to their student leaders and advisors on a regular basis throughout the semester, including checking e-mails regularly for Activities communications.

5. COUNCIL MEETINGS
Student Leaders are expected to attend Activities Council Meetings as scheduled.  The Student Leader will also hold weekly council meetings for the purpose of leadership training, planning, organizing, etc. in their own area.

6. ADVISOR
Student Leaders will meet regularly with their advisor for purposes of training, evaluation, planning, etc.

7. EXPERIENCE
Student Area Directors must have previous Activities experience at the coordinator level or above. Student Directors should have had previous experience at the manager level or above.

 

Coordinator

Coordinators

Though not involved in the tactical planning and execution of events, coordinators oversee specific programs in Activities. They lead, train, counsel and help managers succeed as they run programs and events.
 

Managers

Managers

Student Managers are responsible for the planning and execution of events with the help of a council of volunteers. Managers counsel with their Coordinator about their stewardship and how to meet the needs of the students.

Teach/Empower/Grow others

Mangers are responsible to teach and empower their volunteers. This includes teaching the
following:

The mission and vision of the University and the Activities Program.
The mission and vision of your particular area.
The structure of the Activities Program.
The roles of the student leaders in Activities.
The doctrines and principles of disciple- scriptures and how those principles actually doing in their stewardships.
The Student-Leader Model.
The tactical responsibilities of the Manager position.

Administrative

Recruit and choose members of your council.

Managers, in conjunction with their student leaders, plan and execute the events and activities in their area.

Understand and apply the Student-Leader Model.
Delegate responsibilities.
Hold students accountable.
Manage the event with the help of their student volunteers.

Counsel

Managers counsel regularly with their Coordinator about the event that the Manger is responsible for and about the growth of the students the Manger has stewardship for.
Managers meet regularly with their council to plan, organize, and run the event they are responsible for.

Communicate

Return and report

Managers are accountable to their Coordinator and need to return and report regularly about their stewardship.

Area Communication

Mangers work with their Coordinator to see that effective communication processes are in place.

Continuity

Mangers are responsible to see that pertinent information about their event is recorded and saved for future access.

 

Student Directors

Student Directors

A Student Director oversees a category of programs and events in an area. Student Directors do not execute the day-to-day tactical duties of creating and running events and activities, but are primarily responsible for teaching, training and empowering the coordinators. Directors meet and counsel with their Student Area Director to see that the missions of the Activities Program and the area are being met and that students involved in their program are growing accordingly.

Teach/Empower/Grow others

Directors are responsible to teach and empower Coordinators sufficiently that the Coordinators can succeed in their roles. This includes teaching the following:

The mission and vision of the University, the Activities Program and particular area.

The structure of the Activities Program and your stewardship area.

The roles of the student leaders in Activities and your stewardship area.

The doctrines and principles of disciple-leadership found in the LBF manual and the scriptures, and how those principles and doctrines apply to what the leaders are actually doing in their stewardships.

The Student-Leader Model.

The tactical responsibilities of the Coordinator and Manager positions. (I.e. how to schedule a room, how to use Blackboard, how to obtain a van permit).

Administrative

Recruit and Choose Coordinators for your area.

Hold leaders accountable

Directors are responsible to hold Coordinators accountable for their stewardship.
This requires that Directors understand not only their own stewardship but also the
stewardship of Coordinators and Managers.

Understand and apply the Student-Leader Model.

Responsible for and aware of what happens in the area.

Directors are not responsible to create and execute all that happens in their area, but they are expected to know what is happening at all levels in their areas and to ensure that programs and events are done to an acceptable level and standard.

Organize

Directors are responsible to see that time-lines, calendars, and meeting times are organized in a way that meets the needs of the area.

Assist the Student Area Director and your advisor recruiting and selecting a new Director for the following semester.

Counsel

Directors meet and counsel regularly with the Student Area Director, his/her Coordinators, and his/her Advisor.

Communicate

Return and report

Directors are accountable to Student Area Directors and Advisors and return and report regularly about their stewardship.

Area Communication

Directors work with their Coordinators to see that effective communication processes are in place which include all of the student leaders in that area.

Continuity

Directors are responsible to see that pertinent information about their area is passed on to the succeeding Director.

Student Director Guidelines

As you consider a student leadership experience in the Student Activities Program, please review the Mission Statement and following guidelines:

MISSION STATEMENT:
Student Activities invites individuals to experience the power of acting for themselves through involvement in student-led programs and events.

1. HONOR CODE / DEVOTIONALS
Student Leaders are expected to be exemplary in living the Brigham Young University-Idaho Honor Code. Student Leaders are expected to attend BYU-Idaho weekly devotionals. Devotional dress is encouraged when possible.

2. SCHOLARSHIP/EMPLOYMENT
Student Leaders will receive a full-tuition scholarship upon being selected and meeting the following qualifications:

a. On track during the semester serving and a matriculated full-time student (14 credits minimum). Does not have to be on track to apply, but must be in town for all training.
b. Completed no more than 129 cumulative credits prior to the semester they serve.
c. Must have earned a minimum of 30 credits at BYU-Idaho prior to the semester they serve.
d. Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and no University restrictions.
e. Serve an average of 10 hours per week. (There may be occasional times in the semester when more time is required.)
f. If employed, it is recommended that the student leader not work more than 10 hours per week at an on/off campus job. Employment should be in a different area from where the student director is currently receiving a scholarship.
g. May only serve as a Student Director one semester. May only serve as a Student Area Director one semester.
h. Student Area Directors must have previous experience at the coordinator level or above. Student Directors should have had previous experience at the manager level or above.


3. RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Leaders will attend retreats, meetings, and other events as announced. Student Leaders will enable students to lead, guide, and direct those serving on their boards as they plan and organize activities.

4. AVAILABILITY
Must be available to their student leaders and advisors on a regular basis throughout the semester, including checking e-mails regularly for Activities communications.

5. COUNCIL MEETINGS
Student Leaders are expected to attend Activities Council Meetings as scheduled.  The Student Leader will also hold weekly council meetings for the purpose of leadership training, planning, organizing, etc. in their own area.

6. ADVISOR
Student Leaders will meet regularly with their advisor for purposes of training, evaluation, planning, etc.

7. EXPERIENCE
Student Area Directors must have previous Activities experience at the coordinator level or above. Student Directors should have had previous experience at the manager level or above.

 

Volunteers

Volunteers

Imagine having the opportunity to go behind the scenes and work as an integral part of all the varied events and programs within Activities. As a Student Volunteer, you can work with student leaders in any of the seven areas of Activities: Service, Outdoor, Social, Talent, Sports (Recreational and Competitive) and Wellness. Any students enrolled BYU-Idaho can be participate in the Activities program and become more than a spectator.

There are opportunities that continue throughout the semester and there are one-time opportunities that may take only an hour or two. The Student Volunteers of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and there's never been a better or more exciting time to become a Student Volunteer. Come and enjoy a whole new way of participating as a Student Volunteer!

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