NSO Leader Application 2016-2017
We are now accepting applications for NSO Leaders for Fall 2017. All leaders who are accepted will be required to attend a Spring training February 24th - 26th and a week long training prior to NSO in August.
New Student Orientation Leader Job Description
The primary role of an NSO Leader is to provide guidance and facilitate Orientation activities. NSO leaders are expected to learn the most important aspects of the college and of orientation to best facilitate positive interactions with families and first-year students. As representatives of Adams State University, Orientation Leaders are expected to be able to fulfill varying and diverse roles throughout training and orientation sessions. While serving as a role model to new students. NSO Leaders are also responsible for communicating and upholding Adams State policies as well as any special policies that may apply specifically to the NSO crew.

By becoming an NSO leader you will be able to grow as a leader, receive approximately a $300 dollar stipend, be the first to meet the new students and welcome our newest members of the grizzly community. There is also a mandatory 3-credit NSO Leadership Class that is offered in the Spring. This class discusses different leadership theories and will review information that is essential to be an orientation leader (all classes between the 12-20 credit range is the same price in terms of tuition).

The minimum expectations and responsibilities for NSO Leaders include, but are not limited to:
• Attending and actively participating in the training program and a Spring semester course
Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
• Working as a team with other NSO leaders and ASU staff and faculty

Participating and assisting with the organization, planning, and implementation of orientation activities-- These tasks include:

o Assisting in check-in of students, parents, and guests as they arrive
o Eating meals with students
o Conducting campus tours for parents and students
o Responding to student and parent questions
o Making contacts with students before, during, and after orientation
o Assisting with facilitating group discussions over issues that new students and parents may face during the transition to college

There are different types of NSO Leaders throughout the New Student Orientation experience. Each position has a specific set of responsibilities.

• Sleuth Leaders: Sleuth Leaders work directly with incoming students and parents. These leaders participate and lead new students through the new student orientation process. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Have a knowledgeable understanding of the NSO Schedule and Sleuth Rotation
o Be able to answer general inquires about Adams State
o Have a well rounded knowledge of resources on campus
o Be able to effectively communicate with new students and parents
o Prepare and execute group activities (i.e. Ice breakers and team builders)


• New Student Orientation Crew: The NSO Crew Leaders execute the events of New Student Orientation. These leaders ensure smooth event flow and event management. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Planning events
o Being a point person at events to ensure that event checklists are being completed
o Resolve issues that may arise during events
o Set up and clean up after all events
o Have a knowledgeable understanding of NSO schedule
o Have a knowledgeable understanding of event flow for NSO events
o Create and execute innovative ideas related to engagement and marketing
o Work with entire NSO team to ensure a fun and welcoming NSO experience

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