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Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Summer Orientation Leader position.  At this time the OL application is now closed.  Please check back in Fall 2020 for more information on our 2021 positions.

2020 Orientation Residential Positions

The Office of New Student Programs is hiring for two distinct positions that will work with residential aspect of the orientation program:  Orientation Residential Staff and Orientation Residential Assistants. 

Both of these live-in positions for the Summer of 2020 will have responsibilities for the evening and overnight operations of the Orientation program in East Quad.  A summary of the expectations, time commitment, and remuneration for both roles can be found below:

Orientation Residential Staff Description

Orientation Residential Staff are members of the Office of New Student Programs student staff and report to an Assistant Director. The Orientation Residential Staff play an integral role in the facilitation of the Summer Orientation program, assisting in the new student transition to the University of Michigan through the management of the residential evening component of the Orientation program. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Residential Staffing
    1. Staff are required to live in the orientation residence hall to provide assistance to orientation participants during the evening and overnight portions of the program.
    2. Staff will provide evening and overnight support for the program including:  lock outs, participating in building safety rounds, scheduled shifts at the Orientation duty table, maintaining and updating floor signage, enforcing of policies, and responding to emergency situations. 
    3. Staff must maintain high personal standards in behavior, appearance, and attitude. They are also expected to demonstrate professional and appropriate relationships with students, parents, and other staff members during the programs.
    4. Orientation Residential Staff will work closely with the Orientation Graduate Intern, Orientation Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Conference Community Assistants, and Housing Security to facilitate the evening operations of the building. 
    5. On-duty staff may not drink any alcoholic beverages or use any other drugs that may diminish alertness or effectiveness. Off-duty staff may not use, or be under the influence of alcohol and other drugs in the presence of any orientation students or parents in the orientation program.
  1. Programmatic Support
    1. Work in a team environment to administer the evening and overnight aspect of the Orientation program.  
    2. Prepare for orientation sessions by attending team planning meetings, making door tags, decorating floor bulletin boards, etc.
    3. Facilitate early arrival meetings and activities with students arriving the day before their Orientation session. 
  1. Staff Training
    1. Orientation Residential Staff will participate in training on bystander intervention, conflict management, teamwork development, communication skills, U-M resources, safety and security procedures, and various other topics regarding the Orientation program.
  2. Administrative
    1. Job requirements also include other duties assigned by ONSP professional staff relating to the evening component of the Orientation program.

Terms and Conditions of Appointment

  1. Time Commitment
    1. The Orientation Residential Staff position requires consistent availability throughout the summer orientation program, May 29 to August 7, 2020. 
    2. Staff are required to be punctual, reliable, and conscientious in the performance of all responsibilities.  Any absences must be negotiated in advance with a supervisor.
    3. Staff are required to attend all training sessions (May 29, June 1-5).
    4. Staff must be available to work assigned shifts from 9:00pm – 1:00am when Orientation is in session.  When scheduled for a shift, staff must reside in the building overnight until 8:00am in order to respond to the needs of program participants and to potential emergency situations.
    5. Staff will be assigned approximately 18 hours per week of active programmatic coverage including staffing of the duty table, building rounds, and preparation for orientation sessions between the hours of 9:00pm and 1:00am.    Staffing will serve in an “on-call” capacity for the remainder of each night assigned until 8:00am. 
    6. Staff may be enrolled in summer classes and/or seek additional employment contingent upon these additional opportunities not conflicting with Orientation responsibilities. 
  1. Academic Standards
    1. Orientation Residential Staff are required to have been enrolled in the fall and winter terms prior to their employment (with the exception of early graduation) and to have been in good academic and judicial standing for both terms.
  1. Remuneration
  1. Orientation Residential Staff will receive room and board from May 29 to August 7, 2020.   Staff must vacate the residence hall by noon on August 10, 2020.
    1. Due to the academic calendar, it is not possible for housing accommodations to be extended beyond this date.
  2. Orientation Residential Staff will receive a weekly stipend of $75 beginning with staff training on May 29 and ending on August 7, 2020. 
  3. Orientation Residential Staff will receive staff apparel.
Orientation Residential Assistant Description

Orientation Residential Assistants play an integral role in the facilitation of the Summer Orientation program, assisting in the new student transition to the University of Michigan through the management of the residential evening component of the Orientation program.  Orientation Residential Assistants live in the orientation residence hall and serve in an on-call rotation to respond to crisis and emergency situations within the program.  This position serves in an elevated capacity with added responsibilities on our live in staff.  They will work to assist and support a team of Orientation Residential Staff throughout the summer Orientation program.  Previous experience leading peers and serving in a live-in position requiring on-call and emergency response is strongly preferred.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Residential Staffing
    1. Staff are required to live in the orientation residence hall to provide assistance to orientation participants during the evening and overnight portions of the program.
    2. Staff will work closely with one other ORA to support six Orientation Residential Staff members in providing evening and overnight support for the orientation program including:  lock outs, participating in building safety rounds, scheduled shifts at the Orientation duty table, maintaining and updating floor signage, enforcing of policies, and responding to emergency situations. 
    3. Staff must maintain high personal standards in behavior, appearance, and attitude. They are also expected to demonstrate professional and appropriate relationships with students, parents, and other staff members during the programs.
    4. Orientation Residential Assistants will work closely with the Orientation Graduate Intern, Orientation Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Conference Community Assistants, and Housing Security to facilitate the evening operations of the building. 
    5. Orientation Residential Assistants will serve in an overnight on-duty capacity three nights per week.  ORA’s will carry an emergency cell phone and are responsible for responding to program needs between 8:00pm – 8:00am when on duty. 
    6. On-duty staff may not drink any alcoholic beverages or use any other drugs that may diminish alertness or effectiveness. Off-duty staff may not use, or be under the influence of alcohol and other drugs in the presence of any orientation students or parents in the orientation program.
  1. Programmatic Support
    1. Work in a team environment to administer the evening and overnight aspect of the Orientation program.  
    2. Prepare for orientation sessions by attending team planning meetings, making door tags, decorating floor bulletin boards, etc.
    3. Facilitate early arrival meetings and activities with students arriving the day before their Orientation session. 
  1. Staff Training
    1. Orientation Residential Assistants will participate in training on bystander intervention, conflict management, teamwork development, communication skills, U-M resources, safety and security procedures, and various other topics regarding the Orientation program.
    2. Staff will be trained in how to appropriately address and document conduct and crisis situations, including use of the Advocate system.
  2. Administrative
    1. Job requirements also include other duties assigned by ONSP professional staff relating to the evening component of the Orientation program.

Terms and Conditions of Appointment

  1. Time Commitment
    1. The Orientation Residential Assistant position requires consistent availability throughout the summer orientation program, May 26 to August 7, 2020. 
    2. Staff are required to be punctual, reliable, and conscientious in the performance of all responsibilities.  Any absences must be negotiated in advance with a supervisor.
    3. Staff are required to attend all training sessions (May 29, June 1-5).
    4. Staff must be available to work assigned shifts from 8:00pm – 1:00am when Orientation is in session.  When scheduled for a shift, staff must reside in the building overnight until 8:00am in order to respond to the needs of program participants and to potential emergency situations. 
    5. Orientation Residential Assistants will serve as the primary individual on call three nights per week.
    6. Staff will be assigned approximately 20 hours per week of active programmatic coverage including staffing of the duty table, building rounds, and preparation for orientation sessions between the hours of 8:00pm and 1:00am.    Staff must remain on site each night assigned until 8:00am in order to respond to emergencies.
    7. Staff may be enrolled in summer classes and/or seek additional employment contingent upon these additional opportunities not conflicting with Orientation responsibilities. 
  1. Academic Standards
    1. Orientation Residential Staff are required to have been enrolled in the fall and winter terms prior to their employment (with the exception of early graduation) and to have been in good academic and judicial standing for both terms.
  1. Remuneration
  1. Orientation Residential Assistants will receive room and board from May 26 to August 7, 2020.   Staff must vacate the residence hall by noon on August 10, 2020.
    1. Due to the academic calendar, it is not possible for housing accommodations to be extended beyond this date.
  2. Orientation Residential Assistants will receive a weekly stipend of $200 beginning on May 26 and ending on August 7, 2020. 
  3. Orientation Residential Assistants will receive staff apparel.
2020 Final Fall and International Orientation Leader

Each year, the Office of New Student Programs (ONSP) coordinates two orientation programs for students who were unable to attend orientation programs earlier in the summer: International Orientation (August 24 – 26, 2020) and Fall Orientation (August 26 – August 28, 2020). ONSP also coordinates the Welcome to Michigan program (August 29 - August 30, 2020).

The deadline to apply for the position is March 20, 2020.

ONSP is seeking enthusiastic and helpful students to serve as Orientation Leaders to help implement these programs. This is a paid position at the rate of $10.00 per hour. Orientation Leaders will be assigned to work in various shifts between August 24 – August 30. All Orientation Leaders will work on the following dates:

• Sunday, August 23 (mandatory training)
• Monday, August 24
• Wednesday, August 26

• Saturday, August 29

• Sunday, August 30

If you are not available for ALL of the above dates, your application may not be considered. The remainder of the program dates will require some, but not all, Orientation Leaders to work, and the hours will vary. Your exact work schedule will be provided at the August 23 training session.

Selection Process:

Applicants are chosen based on the information provided in this application. The application is designed to better inform us about your personal background, work history, academic history, and interest/motivation for becoming an Orientation Leader. Be clear and concise in your responses. In the section below, indicate the dates when you would be available to work, keeping in mind that August 23, 24, 26, 29 and 30 are REQUIRED for this position. Students who are not available on these dates will not be hired.

Orientation Leader Responsibilities:

Eligibility: Leaders are required to be undergraduate students who are in good academic standing who were enrolled in the Winter term prior to their employment. Previous campus tour guide experience is helpful, but not required. Generally, a 2.5 GPA and no residence life or OSCR offenses are necessary to be selected as an Orientation Leader; exceptions may be made. Please explain your academic or judicial record(s), if necessary.

Training: Leaders are required to attend training on Sunday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location will be determined at a later date. 

Performance: Leaders are required to be punctual, reliable, and conscientious in the performance of all responsibilities. If lateness, absence, policy violation, or poor performance becomes a problem, ONSP reserves the right to dock pay as necessary. Leaders must follow all U-M and ONSP policies.

Compensation:

Salary: Each Leader will receive $10.00 per hour, plus breakfast on Monday and Wednesday and lunch on Monday. Total number of hours will vary, depending on which shifts you have been selected to work. On average, Orientation Leaders will work between 20 – 25 hours in total between August 24 – August 30. Leaders will also receive a Welcome to Michigan t-shirt.

Lodging:

Orientation Leaders who have a Fall 2020 residence hall contract will be able to move into their assigned space on the morning of August 23 (except Martha Cook), prior to training. You will receive three meals during the program, but you will not be able to have meals in your residence hall until your regular contract begins. We cannot make arrangements for Leaders to move into the residence halls any earlier than this date. We cannot provide special housing arrangements for Leaders who are living off-campus and do not have a residence hall contract.

Experience:

Being an Orientation Leader is a way for you to give back to the university community, assist new students and their families with their first few days on campus, and meet new people.

To apply for the position, please fill out this form:

2020 Final Fall and International Orientation Leader Application

Apply to an Orientation Residential Position!

Thank you for your interest in applying to be an Orientation Residential Staff member or Orientation Residential Assistant.  

The application for both roles is due on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 5:00pm.  

To apply for a position, please fill out the following form:

2020 Orientation Residential Staff and Residential Assistant Application

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted on Monday, March 10.