Orientation Intern

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Orientation Intern


Dean of Students


Level C (Specialist)

Job Description:

Job Description
The Orientation Interns are integral members of our Orientation team and serve as critical links between student leaders, staff, faculty, new students (first-years, transfers, and exchanges), families, and the Middlebury College community. They are ambassadors of the College and the faces and voices of our orientation programs. Interns will have a role in February Orientation as well as begin work preparing for fall Middview (fall orientation at Middlebury).

Key responsibilities include developing a vision and schedule for Orientation, communicating with new students and their families, managing the orientation website, social media, and other communications, planning and assisting with events, managing complex logistics, and training and supervising other student staff. These positions offer employment from both during the academic year, and the summer. Interns are expected to work 37.5 hours per week during the summer (with over-time virtually assured during the week of MiddView), if hired on as a summer intern.

The mission of our orientation programs are to assist new students and their families with their transition to Middlebury College, to begin to engage students as members of an inclusive campus community, and to launch new students on a meaningful educational journey.

Specific Responsibilities
*Serve as the primary contact and voice of the orientation programs for incoming new students, their families, and a wide variety of campus partners

*Maintain the orientation website and various social media accounts

*Plan, coordinate, and facilitate various orientation activities

*Establish welcoming and inclusive relationships with incoming students

*Assist with the development and facilitation of orientation leader training for the student leaders

*Assist with the supervision of student assistants before and during orientation.

*Actively participate, in partnership with the Office of Communications, in the design and production of various orientation print media

*Work with outside vendors as needed

*Help create and implement assessment tools and evaluation processes for new students and family members

*Be willing, if able, to lift heavy boxes, move materials, stuff packets, and provide general assistance as needed

*Help as needed with additional duties that emerge over the course of planning and coordinating orientation

Job Qualifications
*A genuine desire to create a welcoming, inclusive and effective orientation experience for new students and their families

*Extensive knowledge of Middlebury College and its history, students, academics, campus life, and traditions

*A positive attitude and an interest in learning, thinking creatively, and working as a member of a team

*A commitment to work from June through mid September, and potentially an opportunity to work through the fall semester.

*Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail

*Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced and complex environment. Ability to hold peers accountable, to be highly motivated, to inspire others, and to serve as a role model to the rest of the orientation staff and new students

*Excellent computer, communication, and office skills

*Experience with virtual platforms such as Drupal, Zoom, social media, video editing software. Regardless, a willingness to learn these programs is a must.

*Sense of humor

This position is only eligible for remote work in the US.

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Middlebury, VT Campus

Is this an academic year or summer position?:

Summer Position

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Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2021

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time