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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 20.

Benefits/Compensation: In addition to developing leadership, public speaking, time management, and networking skills, Orientation Leaders receive a stipend ($3,752 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 7, 2014 and are no longer being accepted at this time .

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 29 - February 20).

2. Students moving on from the Group Interview round will be invited to participate in an Individual Interview (February 3 - March 7).

3. The 2014 Orientation Leaders will be notified during Spring Break (March 17 - 21).

Contact Information

Jeanne Horrigan or Elizabeth Cleary
Phone: 413.545.2621
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