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
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)
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’.