Leadership Positions:  Apply Now!

Whether you want to lead a student group or just participate in one, applications will open throughout January and February for all kinds of opportunities. Check this page to apply for the type of service that suits your interests.  

As a Bennion Center student leader, you represent the Bennion Center to campus organizations and our community partners.  Student leaders work with Bennion Center staff to support volunteers and community partners in fostering civic engagement and meeting expressed needs. Positions are expected to be held from April 2018 to April 2019.

Additionally, the following is required:

  • Attend a weekly office hour in the Bennion Center (front desk or programming), scheduled by you at the beginning of each semester.
  • Submit monthly program hours logs.
  • Represent the Bennion Center at University tabling events at least 2 hours each semester.
  • Attendance at (exceptions will be made in extenuating only circumstances and should be pre-approved by your Staff Partner when possible):
      • Bennion Center Student Orientation (June and August 2018 - TBD)
      • Legacy of Lowell (September 22, 2018 – Tentative)
      • MLK Day of Service (January 12, 2019 - Tentative)
  • Attendance at the following is strongly encouraged:
      • Saturday Service Projects (8:30am-12:00pm on designated Saturdays)
      • Service Celebration (March, 2019 - TBD)
      • Dialogues, workshops and speakers series as scheduled. 

 Many of our positions are co-director positions, meaning you may work with 1-3 other student leaders.

Open Leadership Positions

Comm Team Job Descriptions

2018

The Bennion Center Communications Team is responsible for promoting the activities and opportunities available through the Bennion Center. Our goal is to work together as a team and with our Bennion Center peers to share student stories across multiple platforms. These platforms include social media, photography and videography, graphic design, outreach and recognition. By doing so, we hope to positively influence action, change and learning within the Bennion Center, the University and the community at large. Our goals reflect the University of Utah’s mission to:

  1. Promote student success to transform lives.
  2. Develop and transfer knowledge.
  3. Engage community to improve health and quality of life.
  4. Ensure the long-term viability of the University.

As a Communications team, we identify and use best practices with a multi-disciplinary approach. Incorporating language and visual arts, journalism, public relations and marketing, we share with audiences large and small Lowell Bennion’s vision of making the world a better place.

Students applying for positions on the Communications team may have the option of receiving one credit hour of academic credit for their participation. This is credit would be awarded as an internship through the Career Services department. Regardless of whether or not they choose to make their participation an internship, all students selected to serve on the Comm Team will be expected to have one hour mandatory weekly office hour on Friday mornings sometimes between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Students may choose which one hour time frame they would like during that block. Please email JJ if you have questions or concerns at jennifer.c.jones@utah.edu

Blogger

The Bennion Center blogger is responsible for helping to recruit and publicize students and events as they relate to the center’s activities and mission. Blog content must be original and the blogger must be able to meet weekly deadlines. Responsibilities include:

  • Write a minimum of two posts each month.
  • Coordinate authorship of two other posts each month.
  • Strategize with staff regarding scheduling of upcoming events and/or deadlines to maximize publicity.
  • Schedule upcoming blog posts on a Google doc or similar file sharing program that allows multi-user updates.
  • Coordinate with photographers to arrange visuals for each post.
  • Collaborate with social media coordinator for cross-promotional ideas and opportunities.
  • Designate an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to meet with staff partner and other team members.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Photographer

The Bennion Center photographer is responsible for visually documenting the history of the Bennion Center as it happens. This position requires approximately 5-7 hours per week during the academic year, as well as the commitments outlined during the summer. The photographer will:

Visually document all Bennion Center activities by personally photographing them or arranging for a member of his/her photography team to cover the event.

  • Respond to Volunteer Interest forms within 48 hours.
  • Create and manage a team of photographers to help cover Bennion Center events.
  • Maintain communication with potential photography volunteers.
  • Update monitor in Union hallway with new promotional photos.
  • Organize and upload photographs to the Bennion Center photo drive.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each week during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org. Remind photo team to also track their hours via the Intranet.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Social Media Coordinator

The social media specialist is responsible for updating and maintaining the Bennion Center accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. This student is posting as the Bennion Center and should avoid any personal, political or religious statements, showing respect and neutrality for gender, race, political and religious differences in our audience. This student will build the Bennion Center brand by sharing new information about the Center or other University related events and activities, as well as using positive comments to build community. Average time commitment each week is approximately one hour daily. Position requirements include:

  • Understanding or willingness to learn how social media can engage audiences and build followers.
  • Update Facebook at least three times weekly.
  • Update Twitter at least once every day, being certain to send a thank you response to any new followers.
  • Update Instagram at least three times each week.
  • Designate an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to meet with staff partner and other team members.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for all of the tabling done by the Bennion Center. That means reaching out to staff partner, campus relations liaison, and other team members to identify and schedule events where Bennion Center students can share their experiences and gain recruits. Tabling means setting up an information table at an event and distributing Bennion Center materials. It also requires the student to learn how to operate SignUp.com so students can sign up for times to table that work with their schedules. Finally, the outreach coordinator sends an email to everyone who stops by the table, thanking them for their interest and including the link to the Volunteer Information form (VIF). It’s a big job and it’s the foundation of Bennion Center recruiting efforts. Average time requirement is approximately 2 hours per week. The responsibilities are outlined as follows:

  • Work with staff partner and campus partners to identify tabling opportunities.
  • Using SignUp.com schedule and staff all tabling opportunities. Enlist the help of the staff partner to use the list serve, as appropriate, to publicize and fill tabling needs.
  • Keep Comm team members updated on opportunities to table.
  • Respond to interest inquiries obtained from tabling with a personal email and a link to the Volunteer Interest Form within 48 hrs. of receiving a tabling inquiry.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each week during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester. Prepare to serve as back-up for tabling shifts that are not filled.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position. Plan to teach other student leaders at this event how to effectively table.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer uses his/her talents in computer design to advance the messages of the Bennion Center. This individual works with all staff partners, not only the Comm team, in order to meet advertising needs via print and electronic media. Average time commitment each week is three hours. Position requirements include:

  • Must be proficient in PhotoShop and Illustrator (or InDesign).
  • Digitally design and produce posters, brochures, annual reports, student board cards and flyers.
  • Must dependably meet deadlines with work that is portfolio-worthy.
  • Establish an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to work with the Comm team and meet with staff partner to review requests, establish deadlines, and report progress.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Recognition Coordinator

The Recognition Coordinator plays a key role in recognizing and publicizing the outstanding work done by Bennion Center student leaders and volunteer groups. This job requires the student to dependably gather nominations from student leaders and staff and post the award recipients in the Bennion Center, on the Union bulletin board, and, with the help of the social media coordinator, on our social channels. Time commitment is approximately 1 hour a week. Requirements include:

  • Coordinate balloting/voting for Student of the Month, and Student Group of the Month each month from Aug-Sept through May.
  • Notify monthly winners and nominees.
  • Maintain a list of winners and quotes from their nominators.
  • Arrange for photos and nominator information to be delivered to photo team and staff partner for placement on monitor and newsletter article as well as social media placement.
  • Establish and keep a weekly office hour throughout the academic year.
  • Track office hour volunteer time through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice yearly.
  • Spend one hour per semester tabling.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Videographer

The Bennion Center videographer will be responsible for capturing the Bennion Center’s history through video. This includes shooting all major service events (see below) and assisting in the development of videos for our community relations partners, our alumni, and our Bennion Center peers. This individual must be proficient in shooting and editing and be willing to take directions from the staff partner. Time commitment is roughly 3 hours per week. Requirements include:

  • Proficient in video shooting and editing. (Camera supplied by Bennion Center).
  • Shoot video at Legacy of Lowell, MLK Day of Service, Earth Day, Project Youth and Spring Celebration.
  • Develop project specific short videos (1:30 – 2:00) to highlight the above events.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain Bennion Center YouTube channel.
  • Understanding and ability to use web-based video applications.
  • Assist staff partner in producing alumni profiles for Bennion Center website, as well as well as other videos as strategically indicated.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner to coordinate which Bennion Center events will be covered.
  • Attend bi-weekly Comm team meetings.
  • Establish and keep a weekly office hour. Track office hour and volunteer hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Table at least one hour per semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Comm Team Chair / Student Board Representative

This student is responsible for linking our team to the student board by serving as an information conduit. This individual is also responsible for meeting with the staff partner to coordinate agendas for Comm team meetings and activities. If you are selected for that position you must be willing to:

  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Coordinate meeting times and agendas for Comm Team meetings. This include polling members for times when the entire committee can meet.
  • Conduct Comm Team meetings.
  • Attend bi-monthly Student Board meetings and represent the Comm Team to that group.
  • Complete projects as assigned by the Student Board.
  • Report back to your staff partner and the Comm Team any information or assignments delegated by that group.
  • Maintain a weekly office hour between 7 and 10 a.m. Friday mornings.
  • Track office hour and volunteer hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Table at least one hour per semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Campus Relations Liaison

The Campus Liaison is the Bennion Center’s representative to all other student groups on campus. This individual is dependable, outgoing, and respectful and inclusive when it comes to diversity. The campus liaison is eager to help all campus groups be successful in their service efforts and to share with them opportunities to partner with the Bennion Center. In short, the campus liaison is a bridge builder, developing strong relations between the Bennion Center and all our campus partners. Average time commitment each week is two hours. Position requirements include:

  • Help prepare a list of campus groups and their respective student leaders/staff advisors. Example: Greeks, Social Work student leaders representative, ASUU representative, etc.
  • Determine when each group meets and ask to be included as a representative from the Bennion Center. Share any news/announcements with this group regarding Bennion Center activities or events.
  • Acquire social media hash tags used by each group for cross promotional purposes.
  • Assist in alumni outreach as requested by staff partner.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each Friday morning sometime between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Special Olympics Team - 1 Co-Director Position Available

Special Olympics Utah University Leadership and Engagement (U.L.E.) – Up to 2 positions open

  • Update/Maintain an email list of volunteering U of U students (VIF spreadsheets).
  • Act in a professional and respectful manner while working with Community Partners and constituents (athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers)
  • Coordinate Games Organizing Committee for annual events – Fall Sports Classic (Fall Semester) & Young Athletes Program (Spring Semester)
    • Meet once a week with the GOC (games organizing committee)
    • Recruit GOC and day-of volunteers to support the events
  • Effectively communicate with community partners
  • All General PD requirements
  • Communicate with Special Olympics Utah staff

Program Description

Special Olympics Utah’s Fall Sports Classic is typically held during Fall Break (Fri/Sat). Venues include the University of Utah, Regional Athletic Complex, and Rose Park Golf Course. Nearly 1,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and hundreds of day-of-volunteers.

Competition is traditionally held in the following sports:

  • Soccer and Unified Sports Soccer
  • 3v3 Basketball and Basketball Skills
  • Bocce
  • Golf
  • MATP (Motor Activities Training Program) – At all venues

Special Olympics Young Athletes® is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. In Spring 2018 Young Athletes partnered with U-FIT. Contact Dr. Hester Henderson for more information.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Youth Resource Center - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Background check and orientation with Jayme – Director of Volunteer Services for VOA, UT

Volunteering obligations

  • Sign in and out at the front desk to record and track volunteer hours.
  • Keep track of volunteer hours for all students volunteering in the program(s).
  • Be knowledgeable about all programs in the YRC in addition to Music for the Masses.
  • Hold Music for the Masses at the YRC 2-3 times each week and participate alongside volunteers through setting up instruments, teaching youth how to play an instrument, engaging in conversations with youth, and cleaning up the room after music group is over.
  • Be in good spirit and put forth an earnest effort to encourage a love for music for attendees.
  • Be fully present at music group (e.g., no cell phone use – unless using to learn/teach a song) and adhere to all program policies and guidelines.
  • Schedule times for volunteers to prepare and serve a meal as a group at the YRC every other month.
  • Repair instruments as needed (i.e., restringing guitars).

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIFs in a timely manner.
  • Recruit, orient, train, and retain volunteers, makings sure that all volunteers are adhering to volunteer expectations.
  • Make volunteers feel welcome and supported every step of the way in their volunteering experience.
  • Be a direct point of contact for volunteers in Music for the Masses and connect volunteers with Jayme for other volunteer opportunities (i.e., front desk, Cornerstone Counseling Center daycare).

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with CP (Jayme) periodically as needed to talk about volunteers, updates, concerns, questions, and schedule changes.
  • Attend PD monthly meetings and maintain communication with IAC as needed.
  • Meet with CP, IAC, and staff partner at CPA meetings.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year
Last Updated: 4/19/18