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Orientation 2006 Staff Needed

On behalf of Orientation 2006, we are please to announce two openings for the Orientation Team Coordinator positions and are now accepting applications. Please see the job description below if you are interested in applying.

Orientation Team Coordinator
Hobart and William Smith Colleges


The two Orientation Team Coordinators (OTCs), one from each college, play a key role in planning and implementing the first year Orientation program each year. OTCs work with the Orientation Committee and other departments on campus to help new students, family and friends have a smooth and seamless transition into the Hobart and William Smith community; provide essential information that will help them to become successful and well informed students; and, engage new students in a variety of programs. The paid positions begin January 2006 and end in early Fall Semester 2006.

Duties of the Team Coordinators are:

Serve as members on the Orientation Steering Committee and various sub committees.

Coordinate matriculation tent setup and services

Assist in planning and organizing events and overall schedule for Orientation

Organize and design first year planner and orientation packets

Order materials and supplies needed during Orientation

Assist with recruiting, planning for, and training of orientation student staff

Manage orientation student staff during Orientation Weekend.

Minimum Requirements:

Hold a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Be available for all training sessions with Orientation student staff

Attend weekly Orientation Steering Committee meetings

Be available to work all spring, summer and the first two weeks of fall.

Possess outstanding communication, organizational and time management skills

Be exceptionally reliable, punctual, responsible, self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, sensitive, resourceful, creative, team oriented coordinators.


OTCs receive hourly wages, on-campus housing, and a telephone for full-time employment in the summer. Wages during the academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) are also paid on an hourly basis. OTCs will also gain significant leadership experience, develop professional relationships with faculty, staff and students and skills in effective communication. Experience with Orientation is strongly preferred.


Send a resume that includes relevant skills, extracurricular and personal activities, and all past work experience, including past participation in Orientation.

Attach an additional sheet to answer the following questions (approximately one to two pages): 1) Why are you interested in the position of Orientation Team Coordinator, and what strengths will you bring to the position? 2) What are the goals of a successful orientation program, and how will you work to achieve them?

Submit a list of references.

Applicants will be interviewed both in a group setting and individually.

Additional Information is available by contacting the William Smith Dean's Office at x3467, the Hobart Dean's Office at x3300 or Student Life and Leadership at x3513.

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