Orientation 2018

Orientation 2018 Positions

Do you enjoy being a good host, planning fun events and checking things off your to-do list? Apply to be a part of the Orientation Team! The Office for Student Engagement is seeking students to help welcome the class of 2022. Members of the Orientation Team will greet new students and families, plan events and trips, run program logistics, and create a happy and exciting atmosphere for new Reedies. Attached are Position Descriptions for different roles within the Orientation Team. Apply for one or both!

Orientation team member

As a student representative of Reed College, Orientation Team Members will be a crucial part of the Student Engagement Team to welcome the Reed Class of 2022. You will be a part of a team including 20 Orientation Team Members, four Orientation Leaders, two Orientation Coordinators, and the Student Engagement staff.

Benefits of being an Orientation Team Member

  • Be the first to welcome the Reed Class of 2022
  • Arrive on campus early and get settled before the start of fall term
  • Free Reed gear including an Orientation t-shirt
  • Some meals provided
  • Build your resume with leadership training, time management, and event planning skills
  • Plan and host an event or off campus trip for first-year students to attend.
  • Develop new friendships
  • Share your Reedie pride and experience with new students
  • Work with a dynamic team of students and staff
  • Gain extensive knowledge of Reed

Responsibilities

  • Attend spring training on April 8, 2018 from 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Be present for all Orientation trainings and shifts between Thursday, August 16 and Sunday, August, 26
  • Design and lead either one social event or one off campus trip during the week
  • Assist in the implementation of Orientation and collaborate with staff, faculty, and Orientation Leaders in order to successfully meet program goals
  • Help with Orientation check-ins, setting up for events, greeting new students and families, running errands, putting up signs, etc.
  • Present a positive image of Reed College while implementing New Student Orientation programs while interacting with new students and families

Expectations

  • Maintain appropriate interactions with new students
  • Role model respect for the AOD and smoking policies
  • Understand that arriving early on campus is a privilege
  • Wear your orientation t-shirt when on shift
  • Approach situations with an open mind and be aware of the diversity that exists at Reed.
  • Communicate with other Orientation Team Members, Orientation Leaders and Orientation staff to ensure the success of the program
  • Complete all assigned responsibilities

Who You Are: Orientation Team Member Characteristics

You are a person who enjoys being a great host. Whenever your friends want to do something, you typically help to plan all the details. You love meeting new people and friends like going to you for advice. You’ve been described before as a people-person because of your welcoming and positive attitude. You enjoy the feeling of checking an item off your to-do list and enjoy opportunities where you can be part of a team.

You are also a current student, in good academic standing. You have not been found guilty of DHSM or Title IX violations and have not received more than two AOD violations.

Compensation

  • $12 per hour, including spring training and roughly 25 hours during Orientation
  • Some meals will be provided during Orientation
  • Orientation staff t-shirt

Orientation leader

As a student representative of Reed College, Orientation Leaders will be a crucial part of the Student Engagement Team to welcome the Reed Class of 2022. You will be a part of a team including 20 Orientation Team Members, four Orientation Leaders, two Orientation Coordinators, and the Student Engagement staff. Orientation Leaders arrive before Orientation and help to supervise the Orientation Team Members throughout the week.

All are welcome to apply including students who are involved International Student Orientation, Peer Mentor Program, and Outdoor Odyssey and SEEDS Odyssey. House Advsiors are not eligible to apply.

Benefits of being an Orientation Leader

  • Be the first to welcome the Reed Class of 2022
  • Arrive on campus early and get settled before the start of fall term
  • Free Reed gear including an Orientation t-shirt
  • Some meals provided
  • Build your resume with leadership training, time management, and event planning skills
  • Gain supervision skills
  • Plan and host an event or off campus trip for first-year students to attend.
  • Develop new friendships
  • Share your Reedie pride and experience with new students
  • Work with a dynamic team of students and staff
  • Gain extensive knowledge of Reed

Responsibilities

  • Attend spring training on April 8, 2018 from 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Return to campus Wednesday, August 8, and work 15-25 hours in the time preceding Orientation to assist with final preparations, shopping trips, and event preparation
  • Return to campus Wednesday, August 15, 2018 between 9:00am and 5:00pm
  • Be present for all Orientation trainings and shifts between Thursday, August 16 and Sunday, August, 26
  • Alongside your team of four Orientation Leaders, supervise the team of 20 Orientation Team Members
  • Manage the Orientation Info table during the week
  • Design and lead either one social event or one off campus trip during the week
  • Assist in the implementation of Orientation and collaborate with staff, faculty, and fellow Orientation Leaders in order to successfully meet program goals
  • Help with Orientation check-ins, setting up for events, greeting new students and families, running errands, putting up signs, etc.
  • Present a positive image of Reed College while implementing New Student Orientation programs while interacting with new students and families

Who You Are: Orientation Leader Characteristics

You are a person who enjoys being a great host. Whenever your friends want to do something, you typically help to plan all the details. You love meeting new people and friends like going to you for advice. You’ve been described before as a people-person because of your welcoming and positive attitude. You enjoy the feeling of checking an item off your to-do list and enjoy opportunities where you can be part of a team.

You are also a current student, in good academic standing. You have not been found guilty of DHSM or Title IX violations and have not received more than two AOD violations.

Compensation

  • $12 per hour, including spring training, 15-20 hours before Orientation, and roughly 25 hours during Orientation
  • Some meals will be provided during Orientation
  • Orientation staff t-shirt

Application and selection process

Applications Due - Wednesday, February 21 at midnight
Apply online for both positions

Individual Interviews - Monday, February 26-Friday, March 9
Sign up for interview times after you submit your application

Group Interview Process - Sunday, March 4, 2-3 p.m., GCC-B,C,D

Selection Decisions - Friday, March 16

Spring Training - Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Questions?

Please email Kristin Holmberg, Director of Student Engagement

Contact us

Orientation office
503/777-7530

Student engagement office
503/788-6692
student-engagement@reed.edu

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