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Orientation Intern

The Orientation Intern is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing content for orientation programming. With a focus on program logistics, the Orientation Intern will be involved in planning for Spring Transfer programming (January), and summer programming for new student and parent and family programs.

Responsibilities

  • Developing Unit Descriptions that outline the role and functionality of all factors of orientation programming

  • Assist in orientation programmatic scheduling

    • Orientation Leader and Transfer Student Leader Schedules

    • Parent Program Scheduling

    • Classroom reservation management

    • Catering reservation management

  • Provide support to Student Leadership Intern in OL, TSL, and WWL recruitment

  • Serve as program presenter for orientation programming

    • Freshman & Transfer University Welcome

    • Various Freshman Orientation presentations

  • Manage on-call evening responsibilities during Freshman Orientation (June/July dates), while living in the residence hall

  • Engage in active communication with peers and supervisor

  • Offer support and assistance to professional staff through engagement in various projects

  • Pursue a supporting role in maintaining front desk operations, including answering phone calls

  • Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process

  • Attend two all student staff professional development trainings per month (Oct-Apr)

  • Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position

Qualifications

  • Four semesters of completed coursework at university/college level
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to be maintained throughout employment and reviewed each semester
  • Enrolled full time (13 credits) as a student through Fall 2021 semester
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Can positively receive and utilize constructive feedback
  • Ability to receive and delegate tasks
  • Self-accountability
  • Availability during the Fall, Spring, and Summer to be able to fill the required hours of the position
  • Not planning to study abroad before September 7, 2021 and will not graduate prior to December 2021

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experiences as an Orientation Leader or Transfer Student Leader, or OTE office experience preferred
  • Prior event planning experience
  • Prior public speaking experience
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills including the ability to effectively communicate, delegate, and work to develop a team
  • Self-motivated and possesses a desire to work in a flexible team and focused atmosphere

Compensation

The Orientation Intern is paid $13.00 per hour. They are eligible for overtime pay for weeks requiring more than 40 hours. The Orientation Intern can anticipate working 10-15 hours during the Fall semester, and 15-20 hours during the Spring semester. Summer work hours will range from 40-50 hours per week.

Full Position Description

View the full position description including position timeline, COVID-19 remote work plan, and important dates: Orientation Intern Position Description.

How to Apply

To apply for this position go to https://z.umn.edu/ote-orientation-intern and complete an application. Applications will include a resume, cover letter, one reference, and a Fall semester course schedule. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 12th at 11:59pm. The cover letter should include why the applicant is interested in the position in addition to any relevant experiences or skills that will help them to be successful in the role.

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