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