Orientation Leader Application

Manhattan College hires outstanding students to be orientation leaders each summer. The position offers housing and a stipend, as well as the opportunity to grow your leadership skills.

Applications are due by Monday, March 26, 2018

About Orientation

The purpose of summer orientation is to aid in the acclimation of new students to Manhattan College through interactions with the many members of the Manhattan College community. It is expected when students conclude orientation, they are made to feel confident in their choice of college and welcomed into the community, and capable of succeeding here.

Specific Responsibilities of Orientation Leaders

  • Planning and facilitating orientations (inclusive of handling mailings, ordering supplies, scheduling workshops and events, producing a presentation about campus life, displaying school pride)
  • Office work (managing emails and social media, answering phones, photocopying, faxing, creating a comprehensive calendar of opening activities, creating event advertisement, maintaining bulletin boards)
  • Corresponding with new students throughout the summer and fielding inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills required for successful Orientation Leader

  • Ability to assume responsibility, follow directives, work quickly and effectively under pressure
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge about Manhattan College campus life
  • Enthusiasm, work well as part of a team, goal-oriented

Important Dates

Orientation Leaders must be available to work on the following dates:

Mon. 5/7 -  Sat. 5/12 Finals Week - On Call (If Needed)
Mon. 5/14 - Wed. 5/16 Training Begins
Thurs. 5/17 - Fri. 5/18 Graduation 
Mon. 5/21 - Fri. 5/25 Regular Work Week
Sat. 5/26 Regular Work Day (If Needed)
Mon. 5/28 Memorial Day (Closed)
Tues. 5/29 - Fri. 6/1 Regular Work Days
Mon. 6/4 - Tues. 6/5 Regular Work Day
Wed. 6/6 Regular Work Day/Check In Evening Hours
Thurs. 6/7 - Fri. 6/8 Orientation 1
Mon. 6/11 - Tues. 6/12 Regular Work Day/Check In Evening Hours
Wed. 6/13 - Thurs. 6/14 Orientation 2
Fri. 6/15 Regular Work Day
Sun. 6/17 Check-In Evening Hours
Mon. 6/18 - Tues. 6/19 Orientation 3
Wed. 6/20 Regular Work Day 
Thurs. 6/21 - Fri. 6/22 Training/Review
Sat. 6/23 Move Out By Noon
Sun. 8/19 Move In
Mon. 8/20 Regular Work Day
Tues. 8/21 - Wed. 8/22 Orientation 4
Thurs. 8/23 Regular Work Day (If Needed)
Fri. 8/24 New Student Convocation
Fri. 8/24 - Sun. 8/26 Opening Weekend