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 now closed.

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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, included 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:

Tues., 3/21

Applications Due

Wed., 3/22 - Fri., 3/24

Interviews Scheduled

Fri., 3/24 - Thurs., 4/13

Interviews Conducted

Fri., 4/14

Offers Emailed to OLs

Sun., 4/16

Deadline for OL Offer Decision 

Wed., 4/19

Contract Signing / Lunch

Mon., 5/15 - Fri., 5/19

Regular Work Days

Mon., 5/22 - Thurs., 5/25 

Regular Work Days

Fri., 5/26


Mon., 5/29

Closed Today (Memorial Day)

Tues., 5/30 - Wed., 5/31

Regular Work Days

Thurs., 6/1

Regular Work Day 

Fri., 6/2

Regular Work Day 

Mon., 6/5

Regular Work Day 

Tues., 6/6

Regular Work Day / Evening Check-in 

Wed., 6/7 – Thurs., 6/8

Orientation #1

Fri., 6/9

Regular Work Day

Mon., 6/12

Regular Work Day / Evening Check-in 

Tues., 6/13 – Wed., 6/14

Orientation #2

Thurs., 6/15

Regular Work Day

Fri., 6/16 

Regular Work Day - If Needed

Mon., 6/19

Closed Today (Juneteenth)

Tues., 6/20 - Wed., 6/21

Orientation #3

Thurs., 6/22

Move Out

Sun., 8/20

Move Back In

Mon., 8/21

Regular Work Day

Tues., 8/22

Regular Work Day

Wed., 8/23 - Thurs., 8/24

Orientation #4

Fri., 8/25 - Sun. 8/27

Opening Weekend

Tues., 1/16 - Wed., 1/17

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