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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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).
- 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.