SAGA Application | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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STUDENT AMBASSADOR & GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SAGA) APPLICATION FORM:

Applications are due Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.

Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered. 


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Title:
Student Government & Ambassador Association

Function:

To serve as a student representative, assist the Student Services Team with new student orientations and registration, and to facilitate the campus activities and objectives of the Student Ambassador and Government Association (SAGA) program as outlined by the Director of Student Life and Co-curricular Assessment.  Individual members of the SAGA are viewed as part of an organization of student leaders at NWACC.

Reports to:
Director of Student Life and Co-curricular Assessment


DUTIES:

Student Representation

  • Serve as the student voice.
  • Advocate for students.
  • Create programs that serve students.


Campus Activities

  • To plan all student activities on campus, actively participate in events, and to support and encourage other students to become involved in campus activities.
  • To participate in an ongoing evaluation process regarding the campus activities program.


Campus Tours

  • To give campus tours to prospective students.
  • To coordinate campus tours with the Office of Admissions.


Student Registration

  • To work with faculty, staff, student leaders, and members of the administration to facilitate the success of all aspects of the registration process.
  • To act as a paraprofessional in presenting and distributing information to new students about a variety of aspects regarding the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus throughout the registration period.


Additional Duties

  • To represent NWACC at college and community functions.
  • To speak in the community about NWACC.
  • To serve as an ambassador of NorthWest Arkansas Community College in a variety of structured and informal formats.
  • To serve on college committees.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Life and the Dean of Students.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • SAGA applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll for the 2020 - 2021 academic year at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, have at least a 2.5 overall cumulative grade point average (at the time of application) and be enrolled or plan to enroll in at least nine credit hours.
    • If you do not have an established NWACC GPA you will need to submit one letter of reference from your current educational institution that includes your GPA.
  • No student may apply for or hold a SAGA position while on academic or disciplinary probation.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • The SAGA conducts meetings on a weekly basis, Friday mornings 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All SAGA members are required to participate in all meetings. These will begin August 14, 2020
  • SAGA members must have designated two office hours per week to be used for SAGA business or giving campus tours.
  • SAGA members are required to devote a minimum of 120 hours per semester to SAGA activities. This will include summer orientation and tours.
  • SAGA members will also perform other duties as assigned by advisor.
  • SAGA members will represent NorthWest Arkansas Community College in a positive manner at all times.
  • SAGA members will work well with other SAGA members, community members, and NWACC staff, faculty, and students.
  • SAGA members are required to attend various retreats and conferences on and off campus as part of development and training.
  • SAGA members are required to participate and attend various activities during the summer term.
  • SAGA members receive the honor of being a student representative and peer role model. SAGA members will have many opportunities throughout their tenure of service to develop and polish their public speaking, communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • A SAGA member's position may be terminated if it is determined that he/she is not maintaining ethics befitting a paraprofessional, not performing satisfactorily, not able to work productively with other NWACC staff/faculty/students, or jeopardizing the success of the program.

Note: Your term will begin July 1, 2020 and will end June 30, 2021.

 

SAGA APPLICATION:

 
If you have just completed high school, please list your high school GPA
I expect to:
Do you plan to work if selected to join SAGA?
Additional Questions
I am able to attend the required interview on May1, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (qualified applicants will be notified of their interview time)
I am able to attend the required SAGA leadership and planning retreat, August 3 - 6, 2020, beginning at 8:00 am on 8/3 and ending at 5:00 pm on 8/6. This will be held at a remote location and will include overnight stays.
I can commit to attending all SAGA weekly meetings on Fridays, 8:00 am - 10:00 am. This will begin August 14, 2020
I am aware that SAGA members often assist with NWACC Open House and other events over the summer.
I understand that my SAGA membership will begin July 1, 2020 and will end June 30, 2021.
I have read and understand the SAGA description
I am in good academic and disciplinary standing with NWACC or my current high school
Signature
 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

April 29, 2020

Completed Application. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.   Please check email for a confirmation email from a member of the Election Committee that your application was received.

April 30, 2020 (5:00 pm)

Candidates are notified via email if they are qualified and are selected for the interview and election process and will be given an interview time.

May 1, 2020 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

All qualified candidates will be interviewed.  ALL INTERVIEWS WILL BE VIA A VIRTUAL PLATFORM.

May 4, 2020

Announcement of newly elected members.