CampusLife

New Student Orientation

Orientation Leaders

We are looking for Orientation Leaders for the summer of 2014! 

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What is an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders are American University students who assist the Coordinator of Orientation, Transition & Retention in the implementation of orientation programs for all new students at American. They serve as leaders for a designated group of new students at each orientation program and during Welcome Week.

How can I apply?

Attend a mandatory info session to learn more and pick up an application. Info sessions are scheduled for the below dates and times:

  • January 21, 2014 from 1:00-2:00 pm in Letts Formal Lounge*
  • January 22, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in McDowell Formal Lounge*
  • January 23, 2014 from 2:30-3:30 pm in MGC 200
  • January 23, 2014 walk-in hours in Butler 405 from 10:30 am- 2:30 pm
**Added due to weather cancellation**
  • January 24, 2014 Involvement Fair Table, MGC 2-4 from 5:00-7:00pm

If you cannot attend any of these sessions because of class or another commitment, please email kbowen@american.edu.

*These sessions are combined with other summer campus job opportunities through the Office of Campus Life.

What you give:

  • Around 40 days out of your summer.
  • Advice on being a student at AU.
  • Serve as a role model to new students.
  • Provide new students with a general introduction to the university and its functions.
  • Facilitate discussions around topics such as diversity, alcohol, and safety.
  • Provide encouragement and support for new students.
  • Encourage group interaction.
  • Ensure student attendance at all orientation events.

What you get:

  • An informative training program that will prepare you for your role as an Orientation Leader.
  • Valuable presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Meals during the orientation programs.
  • Hourly wages – See next page for more information about payment.
  • Free on-campus housing from June 1 through July 9 (may be extended if working transfer orientation session).

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, accountability, motivation, and professionalism.
  • The ability to work as a team member.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt to change with ease and grace.
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • All applicants must be in good academic standing and have a minimum GPA of 2.85.
  • Applicants must be in good judicial standing.
  • Must attend and participate in all training programs.
  • Must be available for all training, Eagle Summits and Welcome Week events.