2019 Revelle College Orientation Leader Application
Thank you for your interest in being a Revelle College Orientation Leader (OL). This form is intended for New, Returning, and Parent & Family Orientation Leaders. Senior OL applicants should apply on a separate form: https://tinyurl.com/RCSeniorOL19

Below you will find a job description. Please review it carefully. The application will consist of the following components:
Entering Contact Information
Acknowledgement of a Conduct Check
Previous Work and Involvement Experiences
Short Answer Questions with a 200 Word Limit (see questions below)
Reference Contact Info Listing
Commitment to mandatory dates including Group Interviews

Be sure to complete the application by January 18 at noon (12pm):

Note: You will not be able to save your application and return later. We advise you prepare your answers on another document and then copy and paste them into the form. We've included the application questions so you can write them in advance without clicking through the form.

Application Questions
New OL
Why do you want to be an Orientation Leader (OL)?
Describe how you learn about the experiences, identities, and challenges others face.
What skills or qualities do you bring to the Orientation Leader team?

Returning OL
Why do you want to return as an Orientation Leader (OL)?
Describe how you learn about the experiences, identities, and challenges others face.
Describe an experience you have had being mentored. Please include how your experiences inform your own approach to mentoring new OLs.

Parent & Family OL (these are in addition to the new and returning OL questions)
Why do you want to be a Parent & Family Orientation Leader?
Describe the role you see families playing in UC San Diego students' experiences. What advice would you have for visiting family members?

Job Description:

Serving under the supervision of the Senior Academic Counselor/New Student Program Specialist, Orientation Leaders (OLs) work with and assist the Revelle College staff in welcoming and informing new students and parents for 2019 Revelle College Orientation program. An ideal candidate for the OL position will be a student who is interested in further developing their leadership skills and can work well both independently and in a team setting.

Responsibilities include:
• Program Coordination: assist College staff to implement the orientation program; develop team-building and involvement opportunities for new students and parents; assist in the evaluation of the program, as well as participate in orientation skits concerning student life at UC San Diego
• Group Leadership: lead small group discussions with peers and incoming students and parents; direct campus tours; and demonstrate effective management of group dynamics and conflicts
• Role Modeling: display sensitivity to different cultures and identities as well as an awareness of multiculturalism; encourage commitment to academic success; and exemplify Revelle College spirit and pride
• Peer Advising: effectively communicate the Revelle College academic curriculum; and provide information on student development opportunities and other university services and programs
• Administrative and Logistical Tasks: assist the orientation staff with various duties including (but not limited to) orientation packet preparation, incoming correspondence, making signs, helping with set up and tear down; working at check-in tables
• Demonstrate professional and appropriate relationships with students, parents/families, and other staff members during training and Orientation programs
• Facilitate small group discussions on campus and student life; diversity, equity and inclusion; and transitioning to college
• Answer student and parent/family questions, particularly concerning student life, academic requirements, student services and activities at UC San Diego
• Set up meeting areas, run errands, staff check-in tables, establish a rapport with students
• Facilitate group activities during Orientation and Welcome Week
• Additional responsibilities as assigned

Additional Expectations:
• Communication: Regularly check UC San Diego email for updates from supervisors about the position, training, etc.
• Physical requirements/special considerations of employment: Some lifting of heavy boxes and moving of tables and chairs
• Attending all Mandatory meeting/session dates as listed at end of the application

Compensation
• Spring Training: STDT II – $11.50/hour
• Orientation Sessions: STDT III – $12.00/hour (approx. 40 hours/week during session week plus meals)
• Meals are provided during orientation sessions

Qualifications
• Must be registered UC undergraduate student
• Must pay UC San Diego student services fees each quarter working (SP'19 UC San Diego student services fees to work summer).
• Must be able to communicate effectively, function as a team member and display an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity
• Must have an overall commitment to Revelle College
• Must be available to work irregular hours beginning June 18th
• Must be authorized to work in the US and provide all supporting documents
• Must have thorough knowledge of Revelle College and the Revelle College community.
• Must demonstrate leadership qualities as an Orientation Leader
• Must be flexible and have ability to adapt readily and appropriately to the changing demands of a program, project or assignment
• Must have ability to present information clearly and accurately

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