Orientation 2006 Staff Deadline Extended – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Orientation 2006 Staff Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended for students interested in either of the Orientation Team Coordinator positions for Orientation 2006. Applications must be submitted to the William Smith Deans office by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

An Orientation Team Coordinator is chosen from each college; these students will help plan and implement the first years' Orientation program each year. The coordinators will work with the Orientation Committee and other departments on campus to help new students, family and friends transition smoothly into the HWS community; and provide essential information to help them become successful and well-informed students. The coordinators will also involve the new students in a variety of programs.

The positions are paid through early in the Fall 2006 semester.

Coordinators will serve as members on the Orientation Steering Committee and its subcommittees, coordinate the matriculation tent setup and services, assist in planning and organizing events and the overall Orientation schedule, organize and design the first-year planner and orientation packets, order materials and supplies needed during Orientation; help recruit, plan for and train orientation student staff, and manage the orientation student staff during that weekend.

Students must 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 on campus all spring, summer and the first two weeks of the fall semester; possess outstanding communication, organizational and time-management skills; be exceptionally reliable, punctual, responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, sensitive, resourceful, creative, and team-oriented.

Coordinators will receive hourly wages, on-campus housing, and a telephone for full-time employment in the summer. Wages during the academic year are also paid on an hourly basis.

Coordinators will gain significant leadership experience, develop professional relationships with faculty, staff and students and skills in effective communication. Experience with Orientation is strongly preferred.

Applicants should send a resume that includes relevant skills, extracurricular and personal activities, and all past work experience, including past participation in Orientation. Those interested should also submit a list of references. Applicants will be interviewed both in a group setting and individually.

Applicants should also attach an additional sheet or two to answer these following questions: 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?

Details are available from the William Smith Deans Office at ext. 3467, the Hobart Deans Office at ext. 3300 or Student Life and Leadership at ext. 3513.