Become an Orientation Leader - 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 taking summer classes, participating 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 be able to conduct campus tours.
Time Commitment – All dates listed below are MANDATORY (except April 18, 21 & May 5)
- April 3, 4, 5, 6, & 10 (Length of Training Week could vary; approx. 4:00 pm-6:00 pm)
Orientation Daytime Sessions (approx. 8:00 am-4:00 pm):
- April 18, 21 & 29; May 5; June 6-9; June 13-16; July 6 & 7; July 11, 12 & 14; August 2 & 10
Orientation Evening Sessions (approx. 2:00 pm-8:00 pm):
- July 13; August 3
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 11 to be a familiar face to the new students. If OLs are interested in working Welcome Weekend (August 11-13) as a Welcome Weekend Leader they must apply to that position separately.
- OLs will be paid $10 per hour
- 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 20, 2017 below.
- GROUP INTERVIEW: You’ll be asked to schedule a ‘Round 1 Group Interview’ (Two options exist: Monday, February 27 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm or Tuesday, February 28 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 6, 2017 via e-mail.
In order to apply, please fill out the application form below and click ‘submit’.
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