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Student Orientation Leader
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   M359-Calvin E. Bright Success Center
Position Code:   TBSC6501A
Status:   Closed
Number of positions open:   15
Hours per week:   Varies - up to 18
Closing Date:   02/26/2016
Salary:   $11.00
Location:   Campus Site

The Calvin Bright Success Center is searching for student leaders to be part of the New Student Orientation Team for summer 2016. The position of Orientation Leader/Peer Advisor (OL) is one that allows students to make a real contribution to UC Merced and to new students' success. OLs provide a student perspective on the college experience in a way that reflects their role as representatives of the university. In helping new students and families make a positive transition into UC Merced, OLs have an opportunity to become some of the best informed and most involved students on campus.

Participate fully in paid training sessions. Act as a representative of UC Merced to new students and parents. Discuss experiences of academic and social life at UC Merced. Explain academic opportunities and procedures. Aid in course scheduling and registration. Assist with Orientation check-in and registration process. Guide campus tours. Lead group activities such as icebreakers and group discussions. Collaborate with other OLs to create a campus life presentation. Acquaint students with campus buildings and services. Assist in preparation of Orientation activities and materials. Assist the Orientation Staff as needed. Orientation Leader positions begin in April with staff development and a staff retreat and continue through June, July and August with increased hours. Possible additional hours fall and spring semesters for new student transition programming.

*A team player able to work in a fast-paced, high profile position
*Model university values
*Ability and desire to work with a variety of diverse groups
*Leadership potential
*Positive attitude
*Public-speaking skills
*Campus or community extra-curricular involvement
*School pride and spirit

NEW APPLICANTS: (All three elements of the application are due on the application deadline of February 26 at 12 Noon)
1. A completed application form available at http://jobs.ucmerced.edu/
2. One letter of reference. The letter should be addressed to James Barnes, Associate Director of the Bright Success Center and uploaded as an attachment with your online application. Applicants or references may chose instead to submit the letter confidentially in a signed and sealed envelope to the Bright Success Center 222 KL.
3. A completed supplemental application for NEW applicants, use the web form available at http://orientation.ucmerced.edu/form/supplemental-application-2016 . Print and save the email confirmation as a record of your submission.

Terms of Employment:
-Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
-Orientation Leaders must be available for small group staff development sessions starting in April continuing with event preparation and orientation sessions May 25th through August 1st.
-Must be available to from early morning to early evening on the following dates: June 28, 30, July 7, 9, 12, 14, 19, 21, 23, 26. (Note 7/9 and 7/23 are Saturday Orientations) Exceptions will not be made, except in the case of unplanned, unforeseeable, unavoidable hardship.
-Must provide own housing.

Application Period:
January 2015 - February 26th at 12:00 Noon
-Completed applications with supplemental application and reference letter are due by Friday February 26th at 12:00 Noon

March 11-18 New applicant interviews and group process interviews

Letters available on March 28
Reply letters due by Friday, March 30

Position Begins:
Orientation Leader assignments begin in early April with staff development and a staff retreat and continue through June, July and August with increased hours. Possible additional hours fall and spring semesters for new student transition programming.
To Apply:   Apply on-line

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

    The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.
For more information:   Contact James Barnes at jbarnes@ucmerced.edu

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