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Job Description and Application

Orientation Leaders serve as a primary resource for new students and their families and are therefore expected to exhibit a high degree of maturity, responsibility, integrity, care, friendliness, and a positive attitude. Orientation Leaders should also exhibit a strong commitment to the mission of Drake University.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Orientation Leaders and other staff members will work to create a friendly and helpful environment in which students and their families can find answers to their many questions and concerns about Drake University. Specific duties will include the following:

  • Attend ALL portions of the orientation staff development and program sessions, including arrival and departure periods, briefing and debriefing.
  • Participate in all portions of the five orientation sessions on campus. 
  • Collaborate with other Orientation Leaders to create OL video to share with new students and families
  • Posting on New Student Programs social media 
  • On going communication to new students 
  • Assist the Associate/Assistant Dean of their college with academic advising and course registration as needed
  • Facilitate discussion and coordinate team building activities for orientation small groups
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse group of staff members
  • Be responsible and accountable to team members, staff, and new students and their families
  • Serve as a positive role model and interact with team members, staff and new students authentically, truthfully, and honestly
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

APPLICATION:

Orientation Leader Important Dates

Optional Informational Meetings: Click here to sign up for one! 

  • Monday, December 4 -  5:00pm in Olmsted Conference Room 310                    
  • Friday, February 2 - 2:00pm on Zoom                                                                   
  • Tuesday, February 13 - 5:00pm in Olmsted Conference Room 310                                       

Applications Due:

  • Monday, February 19 at 12:00pm                                                                                                                                                         

Candidate Interviews

  • February 21 – 28                                                                                

Spring Retreat:

  • Saturday, March 23                                                                                     

Spring Development in the Drake Room:

  • Friday, March 29 -  11:00am - 1:00pm                                                                                
  • Friday, April 5 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday, April 12 - 11:00am - 1:00pm  
  • Fri., April 19 - 11:00am - 1:00pm                                                                                                                                  

Summer Development:

  • Tuesday, May 27 – Friday, May 31, 2024 - all day 

Summer Orientation Sessions:

  • Session 1 – Tuesday, June 4 – Wednesday – June 5
  • Session 2 – Sunday, June 9 – Monday – June 10
  • Session 3 – Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 15
  • Session 4 – Sunday, June 23 – Monday, June 24
  • Session 5 – Thursday, June 27 – Friday, June 28
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February 23, 2024