Orientation Leader Position

The Orientation Program is now accepting applications for Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2023, new transfer, exchange and visiting students.  Orientation Leaders (OLs) will have the option to work for one of the following programs:

New Student Orientation (NSO)
First-Gen Low Income Orientation (FTF – “First Things First”)
International Student Orientation (ISO)  

Orientation Leaders will mentor and guide students during the program they have been selected for.  Orientation Leaders also lead small group sessions, help manage events, including welcoming students at airports, working at residence hall arrival sites, informational forums and social events. 

Expectations: FTF & ISO Orientation Leaders must return to campus on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, NSO OLs must return on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  All Orientation staff must attend training sessions and participate fully during FTF/ ISO and NSO (August 25-September 2). Any other commitment during this time-period must be pre-approved by the Director of their specified program.

Qualifications: Students from the class of ’20,’21 & ’22 are eligible to apply and must be in good academic / judicial standing.  Successful candidates must be reliable, enthusiastic, and compassionate with good verbal communication skills, a positive attitude about campus life, culturally sensitive and experience working with diverse student populations.

Terms and Benefits:

Period of work: August 21 or 22 (depending on program) – September 2, 2019
Stipend of $250
Housing and meals (until your meal plan is activated) will be covered.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by March 24, 2019.  Click HERE to apply.

Please note: Due to potential scheduling conflicts, if you work for Residential Life (RA, HM, CA, etc.), are a Peer Advisor or Usdan Center Manager, you will not be eligible for the Orientation Leader position.

Questions? Please contact:

Demetrius Colvin
Director, The Resource Center and FTF
dcolvin@wesleyan.edu

Chia-Ying Pan
Director, International Student Services and ISO
cpan@wesleyan.edu

Joanne Rafferty
Director, New Student Orientation        
jrafferty@wesleyan.edu