Event Staff

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Position Purpose

The Event Staff is a volunteer team. The purpose of the Event Staff is to manage, facilitate, and encourage individual student participation during Welcome Week and Transfer Welcome Days. Tracking attendance for events and meals allows OFYP to identify trends in cohorts of students, address ways to better serve students and provide data to inform programmatic changes. Event Staff allows OFYP to collect data in a more timely and efficient manner throughout the program instead of waiting until after the program is over. Additionally, providing a Welcome Headquarters for students and leaders to receive assistance throughout each event will allow for a more positive experience.

Position Summary

Event Staff is a volunteer team that helps ensure the success of Welcome Week (WW) and Transfer Welcome Days (TWDs) from behind the scenes. Students who have been Welcome Week Leaders or Transfer Student Ambassadors, who want to be involved with OFYP in a different way, have a strength in managing details and logistics, and are committed to the success of new students would make excellent Event Staff members. The Event Staff will have versatile roles during WW and will not be assigned to a WW student group. All Event Staff will be expected to:

  • Encourage student participation in Welcome Week and Transfer Welcome Days
  • Create a welcoming environment for new students
  • Assist with Check-in & late Check-in
  • Manage entrance to all WW and TWDs events
  • Maintain the ability to be a WWL, (ie-lead a group) if necessary
  • Float before/after events to assist lost students
  • Maintain professionalism when working with students, WWLs, and other staff

While Event Staff will be trained as generalists to assist with the entire program, each Event Staff member will be expected to assist with the following specific tasks:


Manage WW Hotline

  • Answer the WW Hotline throughout the program
  • Assist lost students throughout the program
  • Contact WWLs when necessary (missing rosters, individual student needs, etc)

Track Attendance

  • Collect & organize returned rosters
  • Scan rosters to upload to OFYP database
  • Communicate with WW staff to track down missing rosters from WWLs
  • Ensure all attendance is accounted for and accurate

Event Entrance Management

  • Scan students/WWLs into major WW events
  • Collect attendance rosters from rostered events
  • Assist with large WW events as needed
  • Assist Pro Staff/OLs/WWLs when necessary

Volunteer Position Outcomes

  • Learn the inner workings of a large, complex program
  • Develop strong communication and customer service skills
  • Work in a collaborative environment by managing systems that play to strengths
  • Balance time management skills while working in a fast paced environment
  • Manage multiple projects at one time
  • Build relationships with OFYP leaders (OLs and Professional Staff) on a more individual basis

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to create a fun work environment, especially in stressful moments
  • Must attend training in late August 2017.
  • Must be available during the dates listed under “Time Commitments”
  • Demonstrate responsibility in maintaining a work schedule
  • Must be in good academic standing (at, or above 2.3 GPA)
  • Must be moved into fall housing before the start of training.
  • Preference to students who have been past WWLs