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Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Spring 2014 Pilot Program Application

Neighborhood Outreach Coordinators  (NOCs) are undergraduate or graduate students hired, trained and supervised by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement (OFSL-CI). The NOC is responsible for communicating useful information, building community, advocating on behalf of fellow students and coordinating programs to and for off-campus UNC-CH student residents living in the largely residential and single-family neighborhoods that surround the Downtown Chapel Hill and University areas. NOCs will also provide a student perspective to the OFSL-CI staff for the creation of programs and services.

A successful candidate for a NOC position will be comfortable working with diverse constituency groups, have strong written and verbal skills, be organized, self-motivated, and have experience planning and coordinating events. Preferred qualifications include experience with event planning, community outreach and volunteering, and marketing/promotion (social media and print).

NOCs assist with the development and implementation of programs designed for off-campus student services. This may include but is not limited to creative program development; coordinating logistics; promotion; staffing of the program or event; and evaluation. Programs and events include the Good Neighbor Initiative, Off-Campus Housing Fair, So You Are Moving Off-Campus, Tar Heel Citizen Times newsletter, etc.
We expect NOCs to be socially engaged because we want them to connect to their peers. That being said, we do expect NOCs to make responsible decisions and remember that they are representing the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and OFSL-CI in their position.

Please answer the following questions below:
2. Describe an issue facing off-campus students and how you would help address the issue as a NOC. This can be based on your own experience or an experience of someone you know or have learned about.