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Leadership

Student Activities & Union Services

Location: Student Union Room 211
Phone: 845-257-3025
Website: www.newpaltz.edu/saus
Email: saus@newpaltz.edu

Please contact Student Activities & Union Services for additional opportunities that may be available (employment, volunteer, internships, etc.).


Student Activities Manager

Student Activities Managers (SAMs) manage all aspects of the Student Union Building during mornings, evenings, and weekends.  SAMs provide support to events and programs in the Student Union, assist with audio/visual technology equipment, supervise student staff, and provide excellent customer service to building patrons.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and in good judicial standing.
Compensation: On-campus room rent waiver (SAMs must live on campus for duration of employment); minimum-wage hourly pay for Friday/Saturday shifts (scheduled on a rotation).
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in February; applications for summer positions available in April.
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/sam.html

Emerging Leaders Mentor

Emerging Leaders Mentors (ELMs) provide support to the Emerging Leaders Program by promoting the program and recruiting participants, hosting social events, faciliating workshops, and serving as a resource to Emerging Leaders participants.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Must be a Sophomore student who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program the previous academic year; must be afull-time, matriculated Undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and in good judicial standing.
Compensation: None (volunteer experience)
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in April for the current class of Emerging Leaders.
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/elmapplication.html

Union Programming Council Executive Board

The Union Programming Council (UPC) is a volunteer group of students who select and manage programming sponsored by The Office of Student Activities and Union Services.  UPC E-board members have specific responsibilities

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing.
Compensation: None (volunteer experience)
Application Timeline: Applications for academic year positions available in April.
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/union-programming-council.html

Graduate Assistant for Activities

The GA for Activities co-advises the Union Programming Council including managing their budget and assisting at events; supervises the Graphic Designer; plans and hosts the Club & Involvement Fair each semester; manages the office's social media platforms; conducts programming, involvement, and training workshops; promotes Engage; acts as a member of the SAUS professional staff team (weekend duty rotation, student event consultations, etc.).

Requirements/Prerequisites: Accepted/enrolled in a Graduate Program at New Paltz.  Prior programming and involvement experience preferred.
Compensation: 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; $7500 stipend for the year (includes evening and weekend shifts, and work prior to the start and end of each semester); $500 Hawk or Dining Dollars per semester; parking pass
Application Timeline: Applications available in March/April for the upcoming academic year positions
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/saus/gradassistant.html

Graduate Assistant for Operations

The GA for Operations co-supervises the Union Operations Crew; oversees the functions of the HQ Desk; oversees the Commuter Lounge and Commuter Lockers; plans and conducts Commuter programming including Commuter Orientation and Commuter Appreciation Weeks; assists with the maitenance of the Student Union audio visual equipment including scheduling and training; acts as a member of the SAUS professional staff team (participates in weekend on-call rotation, conducts student event consultations, etc.)

Requirements/Prerequisites: Accepted/enrolled in a Graduate Program at New Paltz.  Prior programming and involvement experience preferred.
Compensation: 6-credit tuition waiver per semester; $7500 stipend for the year (includes evening and weekend shifts, and work  prior to the semester in August and January, and after commencement in May); $500 Hawk or Dining Dollars per semester; parking pass
Application Timeline: Applications available in March/April for the upcoming academic year positions
For More Information Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/saus/gradassistant.html

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer creates promotional materials (digital and print) for our office's events, programs, and initiatives. 

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student in good academic and judicial standing.  Must have previous graphic design experience and provide samples with their application.
Compensation: Paid hourly (minimum wage)
Application Timeline: Applications for the upcoming academic year are usually available in March/April.
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/graphicdesigner.html

Make a Difference Day Planning Committee Member

Committee members assist with the planning of the annual Make a Difference Day event held each October.  Committee members often will help with service site recruitment, logistics, marketing, and determining other engagement activities associated with the program.  Typical responsibilities are 1-3 hours of committee work per week through September  and October. 

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student. Prior volunteer participation in SUNY New Paltz Make a Difference Day event.
Compensation: None (Volunteer)
Application Timeline: Applications sent to prior year participants in April with a deadline in May.  
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/madd.html

Make a Difference Day Planning Committee Member

Site Leaders will help with day-of coordination of Make a Difference Day.  Students will be a primary point of contact with the host site, facilitate reflection activities, and oversee a group of student volunteers throughout the day of service.  Selected students will be required to attend a training prior to Make a Difference Day and be available the entirety of Make a Difference Day.

Requirements/Prerequisites: Full-time, matriculated Undergraduate student.  Prior volunteer experience preferred.
Compensation: None (Volunteer)
Application Timeline: Students express interest when registering for Make a Difference Day (registration form available in August)
For More Information Visit: www.newpaltz.edu/saus/madd.html