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Orientation Leader

Position Details

Time Commitment: Being an Orientation Leader is a full-time, live-in position. Staff move into the residence halls during the 3rd week of May and the position runs through July 22. There are also two spring semester training sessions on April 11  and April 25. Attendance at all trainings, meetings, and orientation sessions is required.

Benefits/Compensation: In addition to developing leadership, public speaking, time management, and networking skills, Orientation Leaders receive a stipend ($3,865 paid in bi-weekly installments), a double-single room in a residence hall, and meals for the duration of the program.

Job Description

General Statement of Duties: Orientation Leaders are responsible for providing academic, residential area, and student living information to new students through planning, organizing and facilitating group meetings, tours and other activities. Orientation Leaders prepare new students for a successful transition into the University by acquainting them with the helping resources, physical layout, and administrative procedures, while stressing assertive behaviors.

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Application and Interview Process

The Orientation Leader job application is hosted through Campus Pulse.  Applications were due February 6, 2015 and are no longer being accepted.

Eligible applicants participate in a three-tiered selection process:

1. Applications will be reviewed and students moving forward will be invited to participate in a Group Interview (January 26 - February 13).

2. Students moving on from the Group Interview round will be invited to participate in an Individual Interview (February 2 - March 6).

3. The 2015 Orientation Leaders will be notified during Spring Break (March 16 - 20).

Contact Information

Jeanne Horrigan or Elizabeth Cleary
Phone: 413.545.2621
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