Orientation Leader Application - California State University


Orientation Leader Job Description

Each summer, 8,000 new students and 3,000 parents attend New Student Orientation at Sacramento State.

Orientation assists new students with their transition to campus by providing programs and services that outline the

University's academic requirements as well as social and developmental opportunities. Orientation Leaders are knowledgeable about academic policies, campus programs and serve as a resource to new students and their guests.

Term of Employment

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) beginning late May until mid-August (some Saturdays. Work hours will be 7:15am – 4:45pm. Optional evening work hours (5pm – midnight) take place in July.

Minimum Qualifications:

Enrolled in at least six units in Spring 2016 (May 2016 graduates are eligible)

Minimum 2.7 GPA

 Enroll in ID 197 (3 unit, upper-division class) Wednesday nights 5:30-8:20pm during the spring 2016 semester

Conditions of Employment:

Successful completion of ID 197: Training and Leadership for Orientation Leaders

12 hours of advising in the Academic Advising Center during the Spring 2016 semester

Minimum 2.7 GPA and good academic standing at the end of the Spring 2016

Attend all training sessions (paid)

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make the employment offer contingent upon the successful completion of the Criminal Background Check.

Rate of Pay:

 $11.00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as a knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming representative of Sac State

Advise students on General Education and graduation requirements

Evaluate college and AP credits for GE equivalencies

Assist students with schedule planning and course registration

Serve as a resource for campus programs and services

Portray Sac State, its policies, services and programs in a professional manner

Coordinate morale activities for Orientation staff

Conduct large and small group presentations for students and parents

Facilitate group activities during the FROSH Night program

Lead campus tours

Skill Development:

Time Management

Academic Advising



Problem Solving

Public Speaking


Customer Service

Critical Thinking

Orientation Leader Application

Summer 2016

All applicant materials must be typed



Student ID#


Street Address City, State, Zip Code

Answer below if you TRANSFERRED

to Sac State

When did you enroll at Sac State?

(ex. Fall 2014)

List fluent languages other than English

Which schools did you attend?

Answer below if you started Sac State as a


When did you enroll at Sac State?

(ex. Fall 2014)

List fluent languages other than English

What is your hometown?

Expected Graduation Date (ex. Fall 2015) Expected Graduation Date (ex. Fall 2015)

What is your major?

Sac State GPA:

(if this is your first semester at Sac State, write: NA)

Transfer GPA:


What is your major?


Sac State GPA:

(if this is your first semester at Sac State, write: NA)

How did you hear about the position? Please specify: _____________________________________


Please share your prior employment history with us. If you wish to attach a resume feel free to do so.


Employer Job Title

Dates of Employment Duties


Dates of Employment

Job Title



Tell us about your involvement in any Sac State programs or activities as well as off-campus involvement (Ex: sorority/fraternity, departmental club, little league coach, Girl Scout leader).


Orientation Leaders are required to take initiative, think on their feet, work with others, and be a selfstarter. For your application, type and attach a personal statement (no longer than two pages) that addresses the following questions:




What motivated you to apply for this position at this point in your Sac State career?

Looking at the skill development areas on the job description, tell us about one of the areas that you believe you excel in the most.

What does being a student at Sac State mean to you?

By signing this document I hereby certify that all information provided is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and that I understand the conditions of employment.


Applicant Signature


DUE: Friday, OCTOBER 30, 2015 no later than 5pm. We will not accept application materials that are not typed.