Orientation Leader (Returning Applicant)

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Position Title:

Orientation Leader (Returning Applicant)

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VP Area:

VP Student Affairs


Student Engagement


New Student & Leadership Program

Work Study Required?:


Job Duties:

We are excited to see that you are interested in applying to be an Orientation Leader! As an orientation leader, you will serve as a member of the Cardinal Orientation Team. Throughout your role you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on the Lamar community by welcoming incoming students and their family members. Additionally, you’ll be able to develop your leadership abilities, build lasting connections, and share your love for Lamar.

Please read all information and complete the application thoroughly. For more information, contact the Department of New Student and Leadership Programs at 409-880-7775 or [email protected]


Orientation Leaders are members of the Cardinal Orientation Team and are responsible for assisting all new students and their families with their transition into the Lamar community. Orientation Leaders are required to attend all trainings, orientation dates during the summer, and all Week of Welcome events. Orientation Leaders serve as the first face and are required to: perform in skits, lead small group sessions, inform students of campus resources and services, assist family members/guest with questions, and facilitate the implementation of events. Ultimately the purpose of this position is to assist new students and family members with their transition to Lamar University and acclimate students to the culture and resources available to them.

60% Serve as Orientation Leader on Orientation Session Days. Assists in the preparation and implementation of Orientation Sessions. This includes assisting with the registration process, conducting small groups, informing students of resources available at the university, answering questions about

Lamar University, and all other duties assigned

20% Trainings

15% Assist with Week of Welcome events

5% Other Duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

This position is for undergraduate students only

Good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

Good judicial standing with no outstanding judicial sanctions (contact New Student and Leadership Programs if you have questions)

Demonstrate the ability to be reliable, responsible, confident, flexible, and willing to help

Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, parents, and LU faculty and staff

Demonstrate a desire to learn about the college and help others learn about LU and college life.

Additional Instructions for Applicants:

Working as an Orientation Leader requires that you be available on the dates listed below.

GROUP INTERVIEWS: If you are selected to move forward in the process after the written application you will be required to attend a group interview on Saturday February 19th from 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS: If you are selected to move forward in the process after group interviews, you will be required to sign up for a 30 minute individual interview on one of the following dates: March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.

CO TEAM KICKOFF: The kickoff will take place during the week of March 29th-April 2nd.


CO Team Kickback: During the week of April 19th- 23rd

CO Team Retreat: May 24th-26th

CO Team Training Week: June 2021*

*On campus housing will be provided and required during these trainings


June and July

WEEK OF WELCOME DATES: August 2021 (finalized dates TBD)

There is a possibility that future training or required events may be added to the schedule that you will be required to attend. You will receive ample notice of these dates

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.




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Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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