Orientation Leader

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Post Secondary

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Campus/Location: Penn State Harrisburg Date Announced: 10/19/2018 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 83721 Work Unit: Penn State Harrisburg Department: Office of Student Life and Intercultural Programs


The Penn State Harrisburg New Student Orientation Committee is seeking a diverse team of aspiring undergraduate student leaders at the Penn State Harrisburg campus to serve as Orientation Leaders. As a part of the Orientation Team, Orientation Leaders play a key role in providing a quality transitional experience for all incoming first-year students through the New Student Orientation (NSO) program. Orientation Leaders assist incoming Penn State students as well as their parents and family members by providing an introduction to the campus and its resources, leading conversations about the transition from high school to college, and acting as a representative of The Pennsylvania State University. Primary responsibilities include providing general assistance with the college transition by facilitating small group discussions on subjects including: involvement on campus, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, personal responsibility, and responsible decision making. Orientation Leaders also present information to students on educational planning, including academic requirements, academic goal setting, academic integrity, and exploring academic majors alongside academic advisers. Orientation Leaders must work cooperatively within a team of fellow student leaders to accomplish tasks, respond to questions from students and families about university life using personal experiences in a professional manner, and encourage students to establish meaningful connections with other first-year students. Members of the Orientation Leader team must be able to be flexible and patient, as NSO is a demanding and fast-paced work environment. Orientation Leaders are expected to actively engage with students and families while providing a welcoming environment for all new Penn Staters. Interested applicants must be a current full-time Penn State Harrisburg undergraduate student who plans to be enrolled at Penn State Harrisburg in fall 2019, will obtain at least 24 credits by the end of the spring 2019 semester, and has maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA. Successful candidates must participate in four training sessions during the Spring 2019 semester. All applicants must participate in a Penn State Student Conduct Record check and a

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