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NVU-Johnson Student Leadership Opportunities

NVU-Johnson Peer Leaders

Join our team of motivated and positive Peer Leaders who are interested in welcoming our new students and willing to “go above and beyond” to create the best transition to NVU-Johnson. In this role, you will lead a group of 15-18 new or transfer students through their on-boarding process to Johnson and assist with summer and fall orientation events.

  • Peer Leaders Receive: Experience in team building and leadership, group facilitation, and peer to peer support, as well as a financial stipend of $2,800/yr
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Position Begins: This is a year-long leadership commitment starting approximately May 1, 2022 through May 1, 2023
  • Full Description: HERE
  • Apply Now! HERE

Learn more! Contact Michele Whitmore, Associate Dean of Students, Johnson campus: 802.635.1452

“Being an OL allowed me to show incoming students the amazing opportunities that can be found here at NVU Johnson” – Kayla Ball

NVU-Johnson Resident Assistant (RA)

Help build relationships, serve as a role model and informational resource, and foster supportive relationships within the residence halls, while working with a great team of peers and mentors and representing the very best of NVU.

  • RA’s Receive: A single room for free, leadership and conflict resolution experience, and a cash stipend.
  • Application Deadline: April 2022
  • Position Begins: Training begins on or around August 11.
  • Job duties include being on an on-call rotation, planning activities and programs to do with your residents, keep your floor informed about important information and upcoming events, and some administrative work like room checks and paperwork.

Learn more! Contact Jeff Bickford, Director of Residential Life, Johnson Campus: 802.635.1200

“Being an RA has given me the opportunity to build relationships with people I might have not otherwise met. You get to know everyone around you well and it has been a great start to establish friendships I will continue to grow during my time at Johnson, and even after. The opportunity to meet so many cool people has been so nice during a time as isolating as the pandemic has been.” – Becca Simon

NVU-Johnson SGA – Elected Student Roles

Serve as an elected student voice on the NVU-Johnson campus!
The SGA fosters and promotes student involvement in college activities and events, and a variety of leadership positions are available.

  • SGA Representatives Receive: Leadership and teamwork experience, and a stipend which varies by position and level of work required.
  • SGA elections are held in the spring semester, except in cases of a vacancy, which can be filled accordingly.
  • Positions Begin: Fall Semester

To learn more and request a petition to apply, contact Sarah Thornton, Director of Student Activities and Community Service, Johnson campus, 802.635.1478.

“The SGA means to me that I have a voice and can be a voice for my classmates. As an SGA senator, I have a say in projects to help improve campus life creating an impact on our school community. I also get to meet other driven students and learn from their experiences.” – Emily Carchia

NVU-Johnson Student Led Activities Program (SLAP) Office Employee

Work with us and help put together an array of weekly events on campus for your fellow Badgers!

  • SLAP Employees Receive: Resume-building skills including project management, event organization, budgeting, and teamwork — plus an hourly wage!
  • Position Begins: Fall Semester

To learn more and apply, contact Sarah Thornton, Director of Student Activities and Community Service, Johnson Campus, 802.635.1478.

“By joining SLAP, not only was I able to build relationships with other SLAP members, but I was able to interact with the new people that came to our events each week. Due to my position as a student employee, I was also able to learn organization skills that are helpful to me inside and outside of the office.” – Samantha Brodzinski

NVU-Johnson Public Safety

Gain leadership experience and get paid an hourly wage through the Public Safety Student Leadership Program! Our program aims to cultivate the growth of our student employees through teamwork, job experience, certification, and goal setting. Students receive training in First Aid, CPR, AED, and other essential life skills.

  • Student Patrol Supervisor– The Student Patrol Supervisor position is the top student employee in our department, responsible for directly supervising Student Officers. They are also responsible for leading the Student Officers in creating educational and social programming for the NVU-Johnson campus. Typically, the Student Patrol Supervisor is also a point of contact between the student population and the department of Public Safety. This position is available starting immediately. Interested students should apply as a Student Officer first; see next position.
  • Student Officer– Student Officers are student employees on our permanent roster and they are the heart of our team. During the academic year, Student Officers typically work 8-24 hours/week on campus as a visible presence and deterrent. They patrol the campus, checking all areas of campus each shift and noting problems or concerns. We have multiple open student officer positions! Apply today 
  • Student Reserve Officer– This is perfect position for students who want to experience our leadership program, but do not have the time to commit to working every weekend. The responsibilities are the same as the Student Officer position, but Reserve Officers cover open shifts when available rather than working a set schedule. Even when our program is full, we will always take on Student Reserve Officers. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door prior to committing fully to our team. Apply today 
  • Student Ticketing Officer- This position is for students who just want to make some extra money, while assisting the Public Safety department. This position would be only 1-2 hours a day for a few days a week. This job entails going through the parking lots on campus looking for unregistered vehicles, parking violations, and anything else that may look suspicious. Great way to make extra money while only working a couple hours a day! Interested students should apply as a Student Officer, and note that you are interested in ticketing officer on application.

Positions start at $12.55/hr with opportunity to make more depending on time with the department and title held within the department. These positions also offer FREE SUMMER HOUSING on campus and guaranteed housing during breaks. All positions do require finger printing and a constant work pattern year round (especially during school breaks and vacations).

Learn more! Contact Tyler Bourdeau, Lead Public Safety Officer/Student Program Coordinator on the Johnson campus (802.635.1205) for more information.

“I enjoy being part of the community and getting to know other students and helping them. Working for Public Safety fits into my plans for after graduation and will help me find a job in the security or law enforcement field” – Tyhee Taylor ‘22