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Orientation Programming
orientation@uidaho.edu
phone: (208) 885-6757
fax: (208) 885-9494
Teaching and Learning Center
Room 232
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

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Orientation Leader Position Description

General Roles and Responsibilities

Orientation Leaders assist with the implementation of University of Idaho’s Fall 2015 New Student Orientation (NSO) Program.

Required Qualifications

  • Sophomore or above (for Fall 2015) with 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher. 
  • Pass a University of Idaho judicial record check with no or minor documented incidents. 
  • Able to serve as a role model who exemplifies strong academic decision-making and a balanced lifestyle. 
  • Able to and possess a desire to connect with people with a variety of personalities and backgrounds. We welcome introverts and extroverts to apply. 
  • Possess a positive attitude with the ability and desire to:
    1.  learn leadership and facilitation skills. 
    2. organize and set up events and demonstrate flexibility. 
    3. help new students adjust to life at the University of Idaho. 
    4. share student expertise about attending the University of Idaho. 

Senior Orientation Leaders, in addition to the above qualifications, have the following qualifications: 

  • Served successfully as an Orientation Leader at UI at least once before. 
  • Possess a desire to take on additional responsibilities and lead other Orientation Leaders.

Desirable Qualifications 

  • Leadership experience on the University of Idaho campus. 
  • Cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 or higher. 
  • Orientation or recruitment experience serving incoming and/or prospective students and families.

Duties 

  • With a partner, lead a group of new students through New Student Orientation. 
  • 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. 
  • Contribute to the organization and implementation of all aspects of NSO. 
  • Greet, welcome, and check-in new students and their families when they arrive for NSO. 
  • Represent the University, including the Residence Halls, the Greek Community, and the 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 in April and August. Please see Important Dates below. 

Senior Orientation Leaders, in addition to the above duties, have the following duties: 

  • Lead teams of Orientation Leaders during training and some NSO activities. 
  • Assume additional responsibilities during NSO evening events. 
  • Organize additional administrative processes. 
  • Serve as a role models for new Orientation Leaders. 
  • As needed, arrive earlier and stay later than other Orientation Leaders to complete tasks.

Benefits 

  • Develop leadership skills such as group facilitation, organization, problem solving and team building. 
  • Early residence hall check in, as applicable. 
  • Orientation Leaders: $7.25 per hour. Paid half day training in April as well as an estimated 44 hours in August including training. 
  • Senior Orientation Leaders: $8.00 per hour. Paid half day training in April as well as an estimated 44 hours in August including training. 
  • Play a vital role in UI semester start-up by orienting new students and their families. 


Application Instructions 
First-Time Orientation Leaders 

  • Submit the application by March 8, 2015, for preferential selection. Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2015, or until all positions are filled. 
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from one of the following reference categories. Please bring the letter to the Office of the Dean of Students in the Teaching and Learning Center room 232, Attention: Nicole Lichtenberg. If you would like to mail the letter, the address is Nicole Lichtenberg, Office of the Dean of Students, 875 Perimeter Drive MSC #2431, Moscow, ID 83844-2431. 
    1. Most recent past employer 
    2. University of Idaho professor, advisor, or staff member, including Residence Hall Staff. 
  • After application review, strong candidates will be invited for an interview. Interview attire is recommended. Interviews will take place starting on March 9, 2015, and continue through April 10, 2015, or until positions are filled. These dates are subject to change.

Returning Orientation Leaders 

  • Submit the application by March 8, 2015, for preferential selection. Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2015, or until all positions are filled. Be sure to indicate if you are applying for a Senior Orientation Leader position. 
  • Returning Orientation Leaders are exempt from the letter of recommendation and interview.

Important dates 

  • March 8, 2015 Applications due for preferential selection for all Orientation Leaders. Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2015, or until all positions are filled.
  • March 9, 2015 Orientation Leader candidate interviews begin.This date is subject to change
  • April 26, 2015 1-5 pm Required Orientation Leader preliminary training.
  • August 13, 2015 Required Alternate training date for OLs who have responsibilities during Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment. 
  • August 16-23, 2015 (morning through evening hours each day) Orientation Leaders must be available exclusively for training, preparation, and New Student Orientation. Those involved with other leadership startup (for example, Marching Band, Residence Hall Association Leadership, and Resident Assistants) will not be able to serve in both capacities. Those involved with Sorority or Fraternity Recruitment and startup are excused from training on August 17 provided that they attend the alternate training on August 13.

Questions?


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 208-885-6757, orientation@uidaho.edu, or visit TLC 232.