Become an Orientation Leader 2016 - 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 and tour guide.
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 and residence hall tours when needed
- Energy & Stamina
- Team Player
- Approachable & Charismatic
- 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 Orientation session and must be present at all paid trainings and meetings.
- Must conduct tours at times.
Time Commitment – All dates listed below are MANDATORY (except April 12 & 15)
- March 21, 22, 23, 24 & 29 (Length of Training Week could vary; approx. 4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Orientation Daytime Sessions (approx. 8:00 am-3:30 pm):
- April 12, 15 & 16; May 7; June 7-10; June 14-17; July 6-8; July 12, 13 & 15; August 3 & 11
Orientation Evening Sessions (approx. 2:30 pm-8:00 pm):
- July 14; August 4
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 12 to be a familiar face to the new students. If OLs are interested in working Welcome Weekend (August 12-14) as a Welcome Weekend Leader they must apply to that position separately.
- OLs will be paid $10 per hour; payment amount will differ pay check to pay check
- 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
- THE APPLICATION: Review the job description thoroughly above. Then, complete & submit application by Monday, February 29, 2016 below.
- GROUP INTERVIEW: You’ll be asked to schedule a ‘Round 1 Group Interview’ (Two options exist: Wednesday, March 2 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm or Thursday, March 3 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Round 2 Interviews may or may not be required, based on the selection committee’s decision.
- ORIENTATION LEADERS ANNOUNCED: on or before March 7, 2016 via e-mail.
In order to apply, please fill out the application form below and click ‘submit’.
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