Go Team Description

Go Team leaders are undergraduate volunteers that assist in coordinating the Transitions program by serving as a student leadership team & by overseeing Transitions Leaders.  The Go Team provides Transitions Leaders with the resources to educate & welcome our first year students.  Go Team helps train Transitions Leaders in facilitating sessions for new students about the mission, vision, & values of the university.  Go Team leaders use their personal experiences & their own transition to university life while teaching the Transitions Leaders about facilitating the educational sessions.

The staff varies between 8-10 students each year.  Go Team is overseen by the Transitions Coordinator.  If you have been a Transitions Leader in the past & are looking for a greater leadership opportunity, then Go Team is for you.

Go Team Job Description


  1.  Attend regular meetings with the Go Team & the Transitions Coordinator
  2.  Assist in the hiring process of Transitions Leaders
  3.  Assist in & attend all trainings
  4.  Be responsible to & for the Transitions Leaders assigned to their team & act as a “leader for the leaders"
  5.  Maintain regular communication with Transitions Leaders assigned to their team
  6.  Act as a resource, facilitator, & mentor for Transitions Leaders
  7.  Assist the Transitions Leaders in effectively facilitating their modules
  8.  Troubleshoot issues, resolve conflicts, & promote the success of the Transitions Leaders
  9.  Execute the overall program in August
  10.  Other duties as assigned

Conduct and Behavior

  1.  Uphold the mission & values of Grand Valley State University
  2.  Be a good role model of the Laker Values to the Transitions Leaders & the Go Team
  3.  Be a positive representative of the University & not endorse any one group or organization within it

Assessment & Required Forms

  1.  Ensure that their assigned group of Transitions Leaders is completing each required form
  2.  Complete an evaluation of the whole Transitions Program
  3.  Ensure that all paperwork is returned to the Office of Student Life in a timely manner (i.e. attendance sheets)

Minimum Qualifications

  1.  Be a currently enrolled, full-time Grand Valley State University student
  2.  Possess a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
  3.  Have previous experience serving as a Transitions Leader

Ideal Traits

  1.  Personal:  Embraces diversity, outgoing, articulate, friendly, resourceful, takes initiative, responsible, organized, empathetic, creative, team player
  2.  GVSU specific: Demonstrates pride in the University, knowledgeable about campus resources
  3.  Skills: Facilitation, public speaking, detail-oriented, communication, team-building, vested interested in the success of the Transitions Program

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