Summer Orientation Staff (Part-Time)

Saint Leo University
University Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Description Summary

The position of Summer Orientation Staff is one that allows a student to make a substantial contribution to Saint Leo University and a lasting first impression on both incoming and continuing students. Summer Orientation Staff help new students and their families in making a positive transition to Saint Leo University, as well as support summer programming initiatives. Summer Orientation Staff are extremely knowledgeable about campus resources and student success strategies. Summer Orientation Staff must understand and support the goals and objectives of the New Student Orientation (NSO) program.

This position encompasses the following responsibilities: assisting with NSO and Welcome Week planning; virtual NSO programs/webinars; OL training programs; design/develop marketing materials for the department; develop social media campaigns; update content on Leo Go; vendor relations (pricing, productions terms, cancellation/change policies); answer phones; filing/scanning of documents; inventory supplies; clean and organize storage areas; assisting with execution of virtual and onsite events related to summer programming for residential student and NSO (work orders, media requests, space reservations, event set-up and breakdown); assist with summer recruitment events; coordinate summer webinars and facilitate when applicable; check-in/move-in of new students; welcome new students, parents and families to the institution; facilitate small group activities with new students; serve as a positive role model and resource for new students and their families; lead campus tours; and complete special projects for the VP and Director.

In addition to these responsibilities, the Student Workers for Orientation/Parent Family Programs/Student Activities will also provide ancillary support for the day-to-day operations in the Mail Room, Residence Life (mattress movers, room checkers, key checkers, etc.), University Safety, Career Services, and Student Affairs Offices during peak times/special projects.

Summer Orientation Staff are required to work on campus May through the start of the fall semester for training, planning, and the execution of summer NSO Events.

Job Description


  • Leadership: Leverage the strength of others to achieve common goals, organize, prioritize and delegate work; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate. Meet new students and parents “where they are”.

  • Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences, faculty, staff, parents and students; demonstrate public speaking through tours and discussion groups; responding to emails and texts thoroughly and in a timely manner.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships representing diverse cultures, races, ages, gender, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints; work within a team structure; negotiate/manage conflict.

  • Professionalism/Work Ethic: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, punctuality and time management, working productively with others, understanding the importance of a professional work image and demonstrating integrity. If you want to be perceived as a professional, you must look and act like one.

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning and analytical thinking; use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions. Be prepared to answer the “unasked” questions; evaluate NSO.

  • Information Technology: Using technology to solve problems and accomplish task. Managing social media professionally, learning new software to support NSO goals.


  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

  • Current full-time, university campus student

  • Good judicial standing

  • A passion for helping others

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team, and a willingness to both lead and follow

  • Interpersonal communication skills

  • Reliability, creativity, stamina, flexibility/adaptability, and punctuality

  • Ability to relate to and work with a variety of personality types and diverse groups of people (students, parents, faculty, both professional and student staff)

  • A positive attitude and a sense of humor

  • Ability to work under limited supervision

  • Ability to work long hours (10-15hrs and/or early or late shifts)

  • Able to handle constructive criticism

  • Familiarity with Saint Leo programs and services


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here: Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world. Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period


The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students. 

Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa.  Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, educationcriminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree.  Certain graduate degrees may be earned online. 

Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.

Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.  

Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience.  The university is also a leading provider of  higher education to our nation’s military.  By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."

The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission.  The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school.  The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.

In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.

Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

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