Student- LEAI Student Catalyst

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

Global Education Movement at Southern New Hampshire University

New Hampshire, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Southern New Hampshire University is a team of innovators. World changers. Individuals who believe in progress with purpose. Since 1932, our people-centered strategy has defined us — and helped us grow a team that now serves over 180,000 learners worldwide.

Our mission to transform lives is made possible by talented people who bring diverse industry experience, backgrounds and skills to the university. And today, we're ready to expand our reach. All we need is you.

The opportunity

SNHU Learner Engagement and Academic Innovation


Southern NH University is seeking student employees to fill the role of Student Catalysts for the Learner Engagement and Academic Innovation (LEAI) department. A student catalyst is a teaching and learning leader for the university who partners with faculty and staff to ensure SNHU students have high-quality learning experiences at the university. This is an excellent opportunity, especially for people considering graduate school.

The LEAI team is made up of several offices including the Center for Teaching and Learning, The Center for Project Based Learning, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The First Year Academic Experience, Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research.

Students can hold a general LEAI catalyst role and help support all areas of LEAI, or can take on a specific role and support a specific group in one of the following positions:

  • Center for Project Based Learning (CPBL) Student Catalyst

  • Undergraduate Research (UGR) Student Catalyst

  • Study Abroad (SA) Student Catalyst

  • First Generation (FG) Student Catalyst

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Learner Engagement and Academic Innovation (LEAI) Student Catalyst:

  • Provide student voice in the creation of courses, materials and documents so we are designing high-quality courses and academic experiences.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to run focus groups with students to better understand their campus experience.

  • Attend a once a week “All Hands Meeting” to better understand the needs of the department.

  • Co-facilitate workshops with faculty and staff.

  • Input data, summarize and analyze data,

  • Communicate with students at outreach tables, encourage students to complete surveys.

  • Create advertising materials and market Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Welcome to Scholarly Life Council (WSLC) and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) events.

  • Help run events for the following groups: SoTL, WLSC, CTL, CPBL, SA and UGR.

  • Carry out general responsibilities and specific tasks as assigned by the LEAI Office Manager.

  • Advise the LEAI team on how it can improve strategies and tools to engage and support students, faculty, and staff.

  • Act as an ambassador on campus encouraging students to participate in offerings on campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for the Center for Project Based Learning (CPBL) Student Catalyst:

  • Support the Experiential Learning and/or BIGAS program, with CPBL Faculty/Staff, helping students with project management and team dynamics.

  • Run BIGAS workshops.

  • Attend mandatory events.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Undergraduate Research (UR) Student Catalyst:

  • Provide assistance to the Director of Undergraduate Research and the Undergraduate Research committee.

  • Take notes at Undergraduate Research Committee meetings.

  • Maintain records.

  • Assist in creating flyers and organizing materials for events.

  • Make copies, file and scan materials.

  • Assist the organization and facilitation of Undergraduate Research Day and Undergraduate Research Awards Dinner, attendance at these events is mandatory.

  • Manage and maintain social media.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Study Abroad (SA) Student Catalyst:

  • Support Study Abroad with marketing material generation, manning information tables, etc.

  • Assist with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for First-Generation (FG) Student Catalyst:

First Generation students are students whose parents have not completed college and may not have as many supports to help them understand the nuances of the college environment. First-Gen Catalysts should be first-generation students. The catalyst will:

  • Act as representatives for LEAI when attending student meetings.

  • Share relevant experiences to help students feel connected to campus.

  • Participate in workshops and may even co-facilitate workshops to help faculty and staff work with this important campus population.

  • Reach out to set list of students to check in on their SNHU experience and help connect them to resources.

Minimum Qualifications for all positions:

  • Be empathetic and enjoy working with people.

  • Enrollment in an Undergraduate On-Campus Day program at SNHU.

  • Time management, organization, and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective communication, both written and verbal.

  • Comfortable facilitating workshops for/with peers/students.

  • Comfortable facilitating focus groups for/with peers/students/faculty.

  • Enjoy working in a team environment.

  • Willingness to receive and provide constructive feedback.

  • For UGR Student Catalyst, must have successfully completed an UGR project.

  • For FG Student Catalyst, must be a First Generation student.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Patient, detail-oriented, compassionate, helpful.

  • Flexible and able to deal with ambiguity.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Leadership and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to promote using social media.

Work Hours:

  • LEAI Student Catalyst: 10-20 hours per week

  • CPBL Student Catalyst: 1-2 hours per week

  • UGR Student Catalyst: about 10 hours per week, with higher need in the Spring

  • SA Student Catalyst: 10-20 hours per week

  • Work schedule is designed to meet student needs with the exception of attending mandatory events.

We believe real innovation comes from inclusion - where different experiences, perspectives and talents are celebrated. So if you're wondering whether SNHU is right for you, take the leap and apply. You might be just the person we're looking for.