Become an Orientation Leader 2014 - Fairmont State University

The Office of Orientation is seeking students from a variety of backgrounds representing diverse hometowns, interests, majors, campus affiliations and personal qualities of the students attending Fairmont State University to comprise a group called the O-Team.  O-Team stands for Orientation Team.  It is comprised of a group of students dedicated to the institution and to helping others.  O-Team members facilitate numerous freshmen, transfer and adult sessions. O-Teamers also assist students and parents with advising and registration and help them discover on-campus resources by acting as a group leader/tour guide. 


Orientation Days

Orientation Leaders serve as a student perspective during the advising and scheduling process and will manage a group of new students during their experience at the Orientation Programs. O-Team members will lead new students through programs, events, and discussions during Orientation Days.


  • Assist in the preparation of Orientation activities and materials
  • Attend all on-campus Orientation days (including a few evening programs)
  • Escort/guide students and families to and from program sessions
  • Assist in scheduling building process
  • Acquaint students and families with campus services and programs
  • Facilitate check-in and check-out procedures; man stations independently
  • Assist with the set-up and tear-down of Orientation sessions
  • Give campus tours when needed



Desired Qualifications
  • Energy & Stamina
  • Team Player
  • Responsible
  • Approachable & Charismatic
  • Punctual
  • Motivated
  • Flexible


Required Qualifications
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Fairmont State University
  • Understand and believe in the Orientation mission statement
  • Relate well with students, parents, faculty and administration
  • Demonstrate strong oral communication skills and charisma
  • Not take summer classes, participate in any summer employment, productions, etc. that conflict with Orientation sessions or trainings.
  • MUST be able to work each and every Orientation session and must be present at all paid trainings and meetings. 
  • Must conduct tours and remain outdoors in heat at times.


Time Commitment – All dates listed below are MANDATORY
  • Training Dates:
    • Saturday, May 3 (On the Job Training Session;  approx. 8:00 am-3:30 pm)
    • June 2-6 (Length of Training Week Could Vary; approx. 8:30 am-3:30 pm)
  • Orientation Daytime Sessions (approx. 8:00 am-3:30 pm):
    • June 10-13; June 18 & 20; June 24; July 8-11; July 15-16; July 30 August 6; August 14
  • Orientation Evening Sessions (approx. 2:30 pm-8:30 pm):
    • June 16, July 17 & August 7

    NOTE:  Approximate work hours subject to change. Also, O-Team members will be encouraged to work Residence Hall Move-In the morning of Friday, August 15 to be a familiar face to the new students. If OLs are interested in working Welcome Weekend (August 15-17) as a Welcome Weekend Leader they must apply to that position separately.

  • OLs will be paid $10 per hour; payment amount will differ pay to pay
  • Opportunity to enhance your human relation skills, knowledge, confidence, and service to others
  • Opportunity to serve as a role model while assisting in the transition and retention of new students
  • Networking with faculty and administration
  • Program shirts and other free-bees
  • A great addition to your resume


Selection Process
  1. THE APPLICATION:  Review the job description thoroughly.  Then, complete & submit app. by Friday, February 14, 2014 (either online at or on paper to Turley Center 224).
  1. RECOMMENDATIONS: Have two of our ‘Recommendation Forms’ completed—one must be from an FSU faculty or staff member (submit with application or at the group Interview at the latest). Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Recommendation Forms.
  1. GROUP INTERVIEW: You’ll be asked to schedule a ‘Round 1 Group Interview’ (Two options exist: Monday, February 24 4:00pm-5:00pm or Tuesday, February 25 12:30pm-1:30pm). Round 2 Interviews may or may not be required, based on the selection committee’s decision.
  1.  ORIENTATION LEADERS ANNOUNCED: on or before March 7, 2014 via e-mail.



In order to apply, please fill out the application form below and click ‘submit’, or if you wish to fill out a paper application for the OL position click here, fill out the paper form and bring it to Turley Center 224 (Office of Retention). REMINDER: Please Print off the Required Recommendations Forms.

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Contact Info

Office of Admissions
Turley Student Services Center
Room 105
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Phone: (800) 641-5678, ext. 2 
Phone: (304) 367-4010
TDD: (304) 367-4200
Fax: (304) 367-4789