Student Orientation Assistant

## Position Overview
The function of the Orientation Assistant (OA) position is to serve as a member of the Office of First-Year Experience staff and work toward the goal of assisting new students with their academic, social and personal transition to the University of Kansas. Orientation Assistants provide information about university policies, procedures, services, campus facilities, student activities and academic departments. OAs provide new students an opportunity to connect with current KU students and foster intellectual engagement.
Orientation Assistants initiate and develop positive relationships and maintain open communication with students and guests at orientation programs and throughout students? first year at KU. They facilitate small groups of incoming students and familiarize new students with the diverse communities that make up the university. Orientation Assistants are expected to work Orientation, Hawk Week, Learning Communities and Common Book programs. Additional work days are required for training events and programs.
Orientation Assistants serve as a resource and acquaint new students to Office of First-Year Experience programs including First-Year Seminars, UNIV 101, Learning Communities, KU Common Book and other programs designed to challenge and support first-year students. OAs also perform administrative tasks and duties deemed necessary to support First-Year Experience and its programs.
Spring 2017
Weekly Spring Training Sessions: Wednesdays 4-6 pm, beginning March 29
Spring Transfer Orientation: April 8
Summer 2017
Summer Training: May 22 ? June 9 (40 hours per week)
Orientation: June 12 ? July 28 (30 hours per week)
August Training: Aug. 7 and 8
August Orientation and Hawk Week: Aug. 14-26 (TBD)
Fall 2017
Learning Community (8-12 hours per week)
Orientation Assistant Recruitment: Oct. and Nov. 2017 (TBD)
Transfer Orientation: Nov. 10 (half-day program)
Spring 2018
2018 Spring Orientation: Jan. 10
2018 Spring Open Enrollment: Jan. 11
2018 Transfer Orientation: April 13 (half-day program) and 14
Orientation Assistants may be assigned to mentor students in a Learning Community for the fall semester (2017). Assignments will be based on summer performance evaluations. Those assigned to Learning Communities will develop the specific role with the faculty instructor. Typical duties involve attending class, holding office hours, participating in and/or leading discussion and attending co-curricular programming. OAs support instructors in teaching and facilitating lessons and interacting with students in and outside of the classroom.
The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.
## Job Description
Orientation Assistants should possess and demonstrate the following:
serve as a role model; demonstrate good judgement and ethical behavior
demonstrate strong academic skills and knowledge of their own academic program(s)
understand and communicate the purpose of the Office of First-Year Experience
work with a diverse team
demonstrate strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills
motivate themselves and others; demonstrate strong work ethic
engage with diverse groups of identities and people
demonstrate responsibility and reliability; commitment and dedication
demonstrate creativity and flexibility
manage stressful situations in a calm and professional manner
demonstrate pride in the University of Kansas
## Required Qualifications
1. Hold undergraduate student standing (sophomore, junior or senior status by fall 2017)
2. Completed 15 credit hours at the University of Kansas at the end of the fall 2016 semester (preferred 3.0 GPA or higher)
3. Enrolled for spring semester 2017 (minimum 12 hours) by time of hiring.
4. Available summer 2017 (no classes, jobs, or time away from orientation sessions without prior approval), Hawk Week and throughout the fall semester for mentorship in learning communities
## Preferred Qualifications
1. Understand and support the goals and philosophies of the Office of First-Year Experience
2. Desire to mentor new students and an openness to sharing personal experiences with students
3. Effective communication, organizational and time management skills
## Additional Candidate Instruction
Completing the Orientation Assistant Application
Submit your Orientation Assistant job application by following the below outlined instructions:
1. Go to
2. Select the blue ?Students? box, then click on ?Search Openings.?
3. Enter "...." in the "Auto Req ID" field and then click the "Search" button
4. Click on the job title to view details and apply.
5. Click "Apply to job."
6. Either create a new login or log in using your credentials (if you have previously applied for an on-campus job using the KU employment system).
7. Follow the steps to complete the application process. You will be asked to attach a resume and answer three short-answer questions. You may attach a cover letter, but you are not required to do so.
8. If you have problems applying, please call Office of First-Year Experience at (785) 864-4270
9. Applications are due Thursday, Dec. 1 at 5 pm.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Office of First-Year Experience: 785-864-4270 or
## Disclaimer
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-864-4946 or for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY
Auto req ID: 7370BR
Posting Title: Student Orientation Assistant
Department: First Year Experience
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: .025
Reg/Temp: Temporary
Employee Class: S-Student
Advertised Salary Range: $9.25/hour; other compensation includes Orientation and Hawk Week attire and summer student health fee paid.
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