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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.


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


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