The key volunteer responsible for overseeing the new member program. Responsible for providing leadership, guidance and support to the officers who implement the program. The New Member Education advisor should attend departmental meetings on a regular basis, oversee new member meetings and events, and attend training opportunities when the budget allows.
The New Member Education Advisor shall be appointed/reappointed on an annual basis by the Chapter Advisor and Collegiate Chapter Administrator.
- Coach the Director of New Member Education in the creation and implementation of the New Member program, utilizing the most recent New Member manual.
- Support ongoing member education by encouraging passive and active programs that reiterate historical information.
- Protect members against hazing by guiding ongoing education, reviewing activities, and enforcing an anti-hazing contract.
- Ensure that all new member program dates are included in Program Council, making sure the new member calendar is balanced and completed in timely fashion.
Positional Knowledge and Needs
The New Member Education Advisor should be familiar with Alpha Phi Policies and Procedures, Ritual and ceremonies, and available resources. The NMEA isn't expected to know all of the answers, but she should know where to find them. She must possess leadership skills, the ability to manage her time well, patience in conflict resolution, strong listening skills, ability to motivate others, and critical thinking skills to help the chapter solve problems. She is a role model and therefore should be in good standing with the Fraternity and supportive of the Alpha Phi Foundation.
In exchange for her service, the NMEA will continue to develop leadership skills through her role, serve as a key volunteer in developing the new member class's sense of sisterhood, learn to facilitate, and fine tune her critical thinking skills. Training is provided. Limited travel is available.