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SOAR Leaders

What is a SOAR Leader?

SOAR Leaders are current students – either undergraduate or graduate student – who assist new students in their social transition to Long Beach State. SOAR Leaders show students around campus, introduce our history and traditions, discuss expectations and explain what it takes to earn a degree. Get to know our current team of SOAR Leaders.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, SOAR is not recruiting SOAR Leaders for Summer 2021. If you will be enrolled at Long Beach State for the 2021-22 academic year, please visit SOAR at Week of Welcome in September 2021 to learn about this student-leader position.

SOAR Leader Application Information

SOAR Leader Expectations & Responsibilities

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, SOAR is not recruiting SOAR Leaders for Summer 2021. If you will be enrolled at Long Beach State for the 2021-22 academic year, please visit SOAR at Week of Welcome in September 2021 to learn about this student-leader position.

Students hired to serve as a SOAR Leader are required to fulfill the following expectations and responsibilities:

  • Available for employment during Summer 2021 (June 1 to August 24) and Winter 2022 (TBD);
  • Lead virtual workshops that both engages and informs first-semester students;
  • introduce University history and traditions, campus safety, as well as identify important campus resources and explain essential campus community policies;
  • Introduce the Orientation to Campus Life & Resources (OCLR) component that covers student support services, personal responsibilities & wellness, Title IX Policy, and opportunities for involvement with campus organizations & clubs;
  • Co-lead breakout sessions via Alternative Methods of Instruction;
  • Complete Campus Security Authority training;
  • Lead Classroom Tours and staff Lifeguard Stations; and
  • Complete other duties as assigned by SOAR professional staff

 

SOAR Leader Position Duration

SOAR Leaders work a minimum of 25 with a maximum of 40 per week during the summer and winter breaks. Additional paid and volunteer opportunities may be offered throughout the academic year with various programs and events.


SOAR Leader Compensation (Pay Range)

Compensation for first-time SOAR Leaders is minimum wage.


SOAR Leader Qualifications & Requirements

All applicants must meet the qualifications & requirements listed below in order to be offered a SOAR Leader position.

  1. Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (undergrads) or 3.25 cumulative GPA (graduate)
  2. Must be a current Long Beach State undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at Long Beach State
  4. Must be flexible, adaptable, enthusiastic and motivated
  5. Must be able to work with a culturally diverse campus community
  6. Must display effective communication and interpersonal skills

Students selected to serve as SOAR Leaders are required to successfully complete all necessary training including SOAR Pre-Training (April/May), SOAR Retreat (late May), and SOAR Leader Training (early June) in order to facilitate SOAR workshops.


New SOAR Leader Recruitment & FAQs

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, SOAR is not recruiting SOAR Leaders for Summer 2021. If you will be enrolled at Long Beach State for the 2021-22 academic year, please visit SOAR at Week of Welcome in September 2021 to learn about this student-leader position.

If you are interested in this unique student-leader position, please email SOAR (soar@csulb.edu) and we'll add you to an Interest Roster. Once the university re-opens, we will send you information on our recruitment process.

SOAR knows students who are interested in this position may have a lot of questions about becoming a SOAR Leader. Find the answers to these questions and more in the SOAR Leader FAQs.