Orientation Leader (OL)

Orientation Leaders are responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for approximately 7000 new first-year students during New Student Orientation and Welcome Week. Both programs focus on providing a quality transitional experience for new students. Additionally, the Orientation Leaders work as a team to recruit, train and supervise a volunteer team of 350 Welcome Week Leaders.

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Responsibilities

  • Register and complete OUE3311: Leadership Development for University Student Leaders which is a one-credit, B-Term training course meeting from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday between March 16 - April 27.
  • Supervise and train a group of 10-20 Welcome Week Leaders during the Spring Welcome Week Leader Conference on Saturday, April 23.
  • Complete summer orientation training from either May 22-June 5 or May 31-June 11 (pending orientation date announcements) from approximately 9 a.m.-5p.m. daily (dates may change)
  • Staff 23 Freshman Orientation (2-day) dates which include:
    • presenting to large audiences of new students and families
    • facilitating small group discussions
    • supporting the logistics of the orientation program including assembling student/family materials and program setups/tear down
  • Complete Welcome Week Training from August 23-26
  • Supervise and train a group of 10-20 Welcome Week Leaders for Welcome Week Leader Prep Weekend from August 26-August 30 and throughout the Welcome Week program from August 31-September 5
  • Provide programmatic support to the Welcome Week Program

Reports to: Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Development & Student Leadership Intern

Position Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higher to be maintained throughout employment and reviewed each semester
  • Enrolled full time (13 credits) as a student through Fall 2022 semester
  • Not enrolled in classes past 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights during the Spring semester starting March 16
  • Not planning to study abroad before September 6, 2022 and will not graduate prior to December 2022
  • Must reside in the United States during term of employment
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated awareness of self and others
  • Can positively receive and utilize constructive feedback
  • Ability to think critically and be adaptable to situations
  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Position Qualifications

  • Prior presentation experience
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills including the ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while delivering high-quality work along a specific set of deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a team and with supervisors
  • Self-motivated and possesses a desire to work in a flexible team and focused atmosphere

Important Dates

January-April (2-4 hours/week)

  • Wednesday, February 3: Application Due
  • Monday, February 7: FlipGrid Interviews Due
  • February 15-February 26: Individual Interviews
  • Wednesday, March 2: Notification
  • Wednesday, March 16 - Wednesday, April 27: OUE3311 (Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 23: Welcome Week Leader Conference

May-July (40 hours/week paid) - dates subject to change

  • May 3-May 26: OL Break, no work
  • May 16-June 3: Summer training, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • June-July, dates TBD: Freshman Orientation, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (various shifts)
  • Vacation from July 4-6 & July 27-August 18

August-September (Varying hours, potential in-person based on program structure)

*All dates, times, and responsibilities listed below are subject to change based on University’s COVID response plan

  • August 19-20 and August 22-25: Welcome Week Training, 9 a.m.-5p.m. daily
  • August 24, August 25, August 29, and August 30: Freshman Orientation
  • Friday, August 26-Tuesday, August 30: Train Welcome Week Leaders 
  • August 31-September 5: Welcome Week

Compensation

Orientation Leaders will be paid a $4,000 stipend.

Application

Information Sessions

It is recommended that you attend one of the information sessions. Sign up for the session you plan to attend.

Date

Time

Location

Friday, January 21 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Monday, January 24 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Monday, January 24 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, January 25 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Wednesday, January 26 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Wednesday, January 26 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Thursday, January 27 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Friday, January 28 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345
Friday, January 28 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Tuesday, February 1 4:00 p.m. Nicholson Hall 345

Complete the OL Application

The application is due February 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.