Join the 2022 NGLA Student Staff!

 

NGLA educates leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values.

Join the team to support operations for the 2022 NGLA Annual Conference!

The mission of NGLA is advanced by our team of volunteers ranging from students to higher education professionals. The NGLA Annual Conference is run with the support of student volunteers, also known as Student Staff.

Student Staff, both undergraduate and graduate, are an important part of the success of the NGLA Annual Conference. This volunteer role is a great opportunity to learn about conference management, meet fellow fraternity & sorority members, and network with higher education and fraternal professionals.

This year, there are both virtual and in-person opportunities for Student Staff. The Virtual Experience of the NGLA Annual Conference is on Saturday, February 19, 2022. The In-Person Experience of the NGLA Annual Conference is February 24-27, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. Both opportunities require training prior to the conference. Individuals may apply for one or both opportunities.

The application and associated reference forms for the 2022 NGLA Student Staff are due by December 6, 2021 @ 11:59pm ET. Phone interviews will be conducted on December 13 - 14, 2021. Student Staff will be notified by December 20, 2021.

Volunteers are expected to uphold NGLA policies and procedures, including the NGLA Code of Conduct. Please direct questions to [email protected].

Apply for Student Staff

 

Virtual Experience

Responsibilities are remote and therefore requires access to a stable internet connection and telephone. Expenses related to remote work are not reimbursed. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in pre-conference training
  • Attend Conference Committee meetings
  • Assist with managing audio/visual needs for virtual educational programming
  • Act as a “ghost host” for virtual programming to monitor event attendance, provide technology support to the presenter, distribute information to attendees, etc.
  • Provide excellent customer service for conference participants, attendees, and vendors
  • Provide support to other areas of the virtual conference team as needed
  • Uphold conference policies and procedures

In-Person Experience

Responsibilities are on-site and therefore requires traveling to Baltimore, MD for our signature experience. Travel expenses, lodging, food, and conference registration will be provided by NGLA. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in pre-conference training
  • Attend Conference Committee meetings
  • Assist with audio/visual needs for on-site educational programming
  • Assist with all aspects of on-site programming, including but not limited to monitoring event attendance, supporting the Silent Auction, and helping execute evening programming
  • Participate in evening on-call rotation
  • Provide excellent customer service for conference participants, attendees, and vendors
  • Participate in the NGLA Mentoring Program with members of the Conference Committee before, during, and after the conference
  • Provide support to other areas of conference team as needed
  • Uphold conference policies and procedures

References

* New since 2021 * Interested students must complete an application and ask for two individuals, specified below, to complete the 2022 NGLA Student Staff Reference Form.

  • Undergraduate applicant references must be your Fraternity/Sorority Advisor plus a personal or professional reference.
  • Graduate applicant references must be your Current Supervisor plus a professional reference or past Fraternity/Sorority Advisor.
Submit Reference for Student Staff

 

Jessica Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alpha Gamma Delta

I was first introduced to the NGLA conference as a grad student, when the Greek life office at my school brought our IFC and Panhellenic executive boards to Baltimore in 2020. As an attendee, I found myself feeling very connected to the conference’s mission of providing leadership development, programming, and other educational experiences to better the greater Greek community. After the conference, I immediately wanted to know how I could get more involved in NGLA. I was so excited to learn about the Student Staff opportunity, and my experience did not disappoint! My favorite parts of being on Student Staff were being able learn about how conferences are run and managed, having a mentor on the Board of Directors, networking with presenters (who are some of the top experts in the field!), and making new friends who love fraternity/sorority life as much as I do. If networking, leadership development, event planning, and furthering the fraternal experience sounds exciting to you, I absolutely encourage you to apply for Student Staff!
 

Rebecca Durant, George Mason University, Pi Beta Phi

Last year was my first time volunteering with NGLA on student staff and it was such a dynamic experience. I loved being able to help execute a conference for emerging fraternity and sorority leaders while also meeting and working with amazing individuals in the community! I would definitely recommend being on student staff as it is a transformative experience that is fun and exciting, but also always for a lot of professional development.