Orientation Leader Job Responsibilities
Please review Orientation Leader job description as well as summer dates.
The Orientation Leader position holds a great deal of responsibility to the Orientation program, incoming UMass Lowell freshmen and transfer students, to the Director of Orientation, and to the campus community. The focus of this position is to provide a personal connection between current UMass Lowell students and incoming students. It also includes working closely with the University staff to have a successful Orientation that best represents the University.
1. Actively participate in all Orientation Leader trainings.
2. Nurture and promote a team atmosphere.
3. Facilitate and present UMass Lowell campus tours.
4. Facilitate a group of incoming students, both freshmen and transfers, and guide them through the session schedule.
5. Represent UMass Lowell professionally and in the highest light for all incoming students and families.
6. Help in the implementation of the Orientation Program for freshmen and transfers – including any evening activities.
7. Maintain appropriate attitudes, professional actions and language during all Orientation sessions with students, families, and University staff members.
8. Provide motivation for both students and Orientation Leaders during sessions and down time.
9. Evaluate sessions with fellow Orientation Leaders to identify areas that need change and provide ideas for future sessions.
10. Other duties as assigned.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and goal of Orientation.
2. Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
3. Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in satisfactory academic standing with a Cum GPA of 2.2 or above during the semester prior to the Summer Orientation Program.
4. Must be able to attend and be available during and after typical business hours during the 2 week training sessions beginning the last week of May and ending the first week of June. You must also be available to attend any other obligations presented during training.
5. Must be able to work at each of the Orientation sessions in June, July, August and January (note that January is not mandatory if you are graduating).
6. Preference is given to those who have demonstrated leadership ability, the ability to work with students, peer groups, parents, faculty, and administration.