Orientation Leaders assist with the implementation of University of Idaho’s New Student Orientation (NSO) Program.
Applications open in February.
Interested applicants must:
- Be in sophomore standing or above for spring 2015 with 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher
- Pass a UI judicial record check with no or minor documented incidents
- Serve as a role model who exemplifies strong academic decision-making and a balanced lifestyle
- Possess a desire to connect with people with a variety of personalities and backgrounds. Introverts and extroverts are welcome to apply
- Possess a positive attitude with the ability and desire to:
- Learn leadership and facilitation skills
- Organize and set up events and demonstrate flexibility
- Help new students adjust to life at UI
- Share student expertise about attending UI
Senior New Student Orientation leaders, in addition to the above qualifications, must:
- Served successfully as an NSO leader at UI at least once.
- Possess a desire to take on additional responsibilities and lead other NSO leaders.
- Leadership experience on the university campus
- Cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher
- Orientation or recruitment experience serving incoming and/or prospective students and families
- With a partner, lead a group of new students through New Student Orientation (NSO)
- Foster a positive transition to campus life for new students by creating an atmosphere in which students can get to know each other and feel comfortable interacting with each other
- Facilitate group activities and discussions throughout NSO events
- Contribute to the organization and implementation of all aspects of NSO
- Greet, welcome and check in new students and their families when they arrive
- Represent UI — including the residence halls, the Greek community and many other campus offices and resources — in a positive and unbiased manner, regardless of personal affiliations
- Familiarize new students with the campus academics, processes, geography and culture
- Serve as a resource and referral point for campus resources and student needs
- Participate in all training sessions and NSO meetings. See important dates below
Senior NSO leaders, in addition to the above duties, must:
- Lead teams of NSO leaders during training and some activities
- Assume additional responsibilities during NSO evening events
- Organize additional administrative processes
- Serve as a role models for new NSO leaders
- As needed, arrive earlier and stay later than other NSO leaders to complete tasks
New Student Orientation (NSO) leaders:
- Develop leadership skills, including group facilitation, organization, problem-solving and team-building.
- Can take advantage of early residence hall check-in as applicable.
- Play a vital role in UI semester startup by orienting new students and their families.
- Orientation leaders are paid $7.25 per hour. Half-day training days are also paid. Position is an estimated 44 hours, including training.
- Senior orientation leaders are paid $8 per hour. Half-day training days are also paid. Position is an estimated 44 hours, including training.
Application opens in February. More details coming soon.