Summer Activities Team

The purpose of the Summer Activities Team (SAT) is to provide educational programs and engaging entertainment to students enrolled in summer courses at Appalachian State.

Applications are now live for the 2018 Summer Activities Team.  To apply, please fill out the Application in AppSync by Sunday, March 25th at 5pm.

 At Appalachian State, there is no such thing as the “lazy days of summer.” With several hundred students enrolled in summer terms, Appalachian remains an active residential, educational, and recreational community for students, faculty, staff and administrators. With a team comprised of 4 student coordinators, the Summer Activities Team coordinates summer programs and identifies existing community events to share with fellow students.  In addition, the summer is a crucial time in planning Welcome Week and Homecoming events. 

The Summer Activities Team reports directly to the Assistant Director of Campus Activities. This team consists of 4 student coordinators working 12 hours per week. Their role is crucial in helping with programming, planning, and outreach during the summer. The job duties include programming for students in summer classes, outreach to students during Summer Orientation Sessions, and planning for Welcome Week and Homecoming activities in the fall. In addition to the SAT being a benefit to the student body, this opportunity allows students to develop leadership skills in the areas of event planning, budget management, contract negotiation, social media marketing, and graphic design.


Student Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate 1-2 programs per week including but not limited to: movie on the mall, music on the mall, picnic on the parkway, community service events, Turchin Center Art events, and outdoor excursions.

  • Identify community events hosted around the High Country and regionally; coordinate trips/excursions to locations and venues.  

  • Work 1-2 Orientation sessions per week including tabling, outreach, and education at Student Life fairs to incoming students about Campus Activities and involvement opportunities.

  • Plan for welcome week events including but not limited to: selection of entertainment and events, coordinating logistics, creating marketing materials, and finalizing the calendar of events.

  • Attend weekly meetings with the Summer Activities Team and Campus Activities staff.

  • Manage social media outlets for Campus Activities and post relevant on-campus events and happenings around the High Country.
  • Work on marketing materials for Welcome Week, App to Z, summer programs, and other projects pertaining to the office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned

The ideal candidate will

  • Be a team player who embodies a spirit of collaboration.

  • Be a self-starter who can work independently.

  • Have experience with event and/or programming planning and coordination.

  • Be a strong communicator, both in small group and large group settings.

  • Value an inclusive and relational approach to leadership.

  • Have experience, knowledge, and skills of marketing and/or public relations strategies (ex: graphic design, social media platforms, etc.)


Pay & Logistical Information

  • The start date for this position is May 1, 2018. The position will end around August 21st with some work responsibilities beyond August 21st as part of Welcome Week activities.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Fall 2018 courses and be in good academic standing with the University.

  • The pay rate for this position is $8 per hour working around 16 weeks. The total amount comes to ~$1,500 for the summer.

  • Hours can be flexible to allow for time off for summer vacations.

  • Applicants must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed.