Join RUPA!

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The Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) is looking for student leaders who are
passionate about giving back to Rutgers to be a part of the RUPA Executive Board. Each position oversees
a committee within the organization. Directors have a chance to develop many skills including: delegation,
leading a group of your peers, event planning and marketing.

There are currently 2 director positions available with the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA).
There is one director position for each of the committees below:
• Concerts and Coffeehouse
• Traditions and Community

During the academic year, this board maintains the policies for the organization, manages the budget, approves all event proposals, and sets the goals of the council. Each Director is responsible for one of the committees within RUPA. Assistant Directors (council members) are assigned to committees and work to develop, market, and execute 50-100 events each academic year. RUPA Exec and Council meet every Monday night.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Full-time undergraduate student for 2023-2024, maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Additional office hours, events, and meeting responsibilities as outlined below.
  • Due to the demands of this position and training, RUPA Directors cannot concurrently serves as Orientation Leaders, Residence Life Staff, or Student Center Building Operations Managers

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop and plan events for your designated committee for the fall and spring semester
• Lead a group of approximately 5 Assistant Directors
• Participate in training sessions throughout the year
• Work with a team of RUPA Directors and Advisers to make decisions to move the organization forward
• Evaluate programs and complete an End of Year report
• Other duties as assigned

HOURS
• RUPA Council Training: Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM
• RUPA January Retreat: Sunday, January 14, 2024 (hold all day)
• Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters: Weekly executive board meetings on Mondays from 6:00pm–7:30pm followed by weekly council meetings on Mondays from 9:00pm-11:00pm at College Avenue
• Maintain five office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters to complete program planning
• Staff RUPA events
• Attend weekly one on one meetings with adviser

COMPENSATION
• $1,500 per semester paid bi-weekly if all requirements are fulfilled
• RUPA Polo, T-shirt, ¼ zip, and swag

Approximately 20 Assistant Directors are selected each year to serve on one of the committees under the direction of their Director. These Assistant Directors work on a committee team to manage the daily business of RUPA, plan and manage specific categories of programs, and market all events.

Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student for 2023-2024, maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Additional training and meeting responsibilities as outlined below
  • Due to the demands of this position and training, RUPA Assistant Directors cannot concurrently serves as Residence Life Staff or Student Center Building Operations Managers

HOURS
• RUPA Council Training: Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM
• RUPA January Retreat: Sunday, January 14, 2024 (hold all day)
• Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters: Weekly council meetings on Mondays from 9:00pm-11:00pm at College Avenue
• Maintain three office hours per week during the fall and spring semesters to complete program planning
• Staff RUPA events

Compensation

  • $750 per semester paid bi-weekly if all requirements are fulfilled
  • RUPA Polo, T-shirt, ¼ zip, and swag

RUPA plans approximately 150 events during the school year and is seeking about 25 students to provide event staffing, customer service, and logistical support. These students have the opportunity to work on events for all the committees. This is a great first step to join one of the largest student run organizations on campus!

Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate student for 2023-2024, maintaining a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Attend mandatory monthly SOS meetings held on Mondays at 7PM
  • Able to staff approximately 3 RUPA events per month and any “All Hands on Deck” events.
  • RUPA Training: Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 10AM – 4PM

Compensation

  • RUPA T-shirt and swag
  • SOS members will receive up to $150 per semester in RU Express if all requirements are fulfilled

This is a great first step to join one of the largest student run organizations on campus!  Brand Ambassadors help spread awareness about RUPA and their events by attending events and sharing their experience on social media. Each year, RUPA selects 10-20 Brand Ambassadors.

Requirements

  • Full time, undergraduate students for 2023-2024, who maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • An active Instagram account with a minimum of 50 followers
  • Attend mandatory monthly BA meetings held on Mondays at 7PM
  • Attend at least 4 events during the fall semester- a list of events will be given in a week’s notice. You can attend any RUPA event.

Social Media Requirements

  • 8 pre-event posts for the semester (about a RUPA event)
  • 4 event posts for the semester (must be present at the RUPA event)
  • Tag RUPA and direct message post to RUPA Instagram (@RUPARutgers)
  • *12 total posts for the semester (Can be more!)

Tips For Being A Stand Out Ambassador! Take your friends to the events, the more the better! Wear your RUPA shirt on campus and to events to show the RUPA brand.

Compensation

  • RUPA T-shirt and swag
  • BA exclusive lanyard when attending a RUPA event
  • $50 RU Express at the end of the semester if all requirements are fulfilled

RUPA is currently advised by 3 full-time staff members and a graduate intern from the Department of Student Centers and Activities.

Applications open Thursday, September 7 and close at 11:59PM on Thursday, September 21, 2023.