Orientation Leader (OL)

The Office of New Student and Transition Programs employs 60 Orientation Leaders (OLs) who work closely with NSTP staff to support our new students (first-year and transfer) and their families through their transition to Ithaca College. We are looking for a comprehensive team of leaders who meet the criteria listed further below in order to be a member of this enthusiastic and resourceful group.

Orientation Leader Position Details

Please review the following information about the OL role

  1. Guide and welcome new students, families, and guests to Ithaca College.
  2. Assist with all aspects of Fall Orientation including, but not limited to, orientation prep, escorting students/families and guests around campus, set-up/tear down, participation in meals and evening activities, crisis response, and other duties as assigned.
  3. Facilitating and effectively managing small group discussions with incoming students including resource sharing, supporting students through their transition to college, self-identity exploration, etc.
  4. Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment by articulating and exemplifying Ithaca College’s academic and community expectations, addressing common transition questions, discussing what it means to be part of a diverse community, and modeling an exploration of self/social identities.
  5. Being a responsible and positive peer mentor to new students, understanding that this relationship continues into the semester and has a significant impact on a student’s experience.
  6. Educating incoming students on academic planning information and resources.
  7. Introducing incoming students to campus support services, locations across campus, as well as social, emotional, and academic resources provided by the college.
  8. Adhere to the Office of New Student & Transition Programs policies, the Student Conduct Code, and all national, state, and local laws throughout the duration of your employment.

All candidates must be

  • In good judicial standing.
  • Have acceptable academic standing (with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 maintained through the spring semester).
  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at time of hire through Fall 2022.
  • All Orientation Staff will receive a comprehensive leadership development training designed to increase knowledge of campus resources, effective communication strategies, leadership tools, and to create a high-functioning, cohesive orientation team.
  • Orientation Leaders will be paid an hourly rate of $13.20 over two weeks.
  • O-Staff Kick-Off: April 23rd
  • O-Staff Fall Training: August 9th – 15th
  • Fall Orientation: August 16th – 21st
    • O-Staff cannot participate in another role/job during August employment, this includes pre-semester trainings/programs.