• Play a vital role in helping new students and their families adjust to our campus and community by creating a welcoming and informative environment.
• Are resources for students and their parents for information about academic policies and programs, social organizations, campus life and curricular/co-curricular activities.
• Assist with orientation events by leading discussion groups and answering questions from incoming students and their families.
• Are representatives of The College at Brockport during Summer Orientation.
• Assist with the implementation of the Orienation program from June 16 through July 11 and in the preparation of all activities and materials.
• Are present for all training and preparatory sessions.
Job Description and Responsibilities:
• Serve as a peer advisor for new students.
• Participate in OSA training June 16 - 20.
• Assist with general administrative preparations as needed.
• Facilitate large and small group discussions about campus life, academics and degree requirements.
• Help new students and their guests feel comfortable by being responsive to and aware of their needs and concerns.
• Supervise Orientation attendees in the residence halls at all times during their visit.
• Assist new students with the registration and scheduling process.
Qualifications for Consideration:
Candidates must be:
• Brockport students who will be matriculated in Fall 2014.
• In good disciplinary and academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5).
Preference will be given to candidates who meet the following preferred qualifications:
• Involved in co-curricular activities.
• Are hard-working, flexible and have a sense of humor.
• Exhibit excellent communication skills and leadership capabilities.
• Have the ability and desire to work with students, faculty and staff.
• Are strongly committed to The College at Brockport and the philosophy behind the OSA position.
• Demonstrate a positive and motivated attitude.
Time Commitment and Expectations:
o Complete a one week training: June 16-20
o Attend all Orientation Sessions: June 23-July 11 (including all training and preparatory activities, as well as all five sessions).
o Attend a ½ day training session in May – Date TBD
• Will not enroll in courses or commit to hold additional employment between June 16 and July 11. (employment may be allowed if hours don’t conflict – requires formal approval)
• Will stay in residence hall with incoming students and guests.
• $1,500 (pre-tax) compensation for the four week summer program and one meeting in the spring semester.
• A double room on campus (to be shared with another OSA).
• Meals during each Orientation session (dinner, breakfast & lunch), plus a meal stipend (added to Easy Money account, in addition to the salary. The meal stipend is NOT intended to last the duration of the program, nor is the First-year Experience office responsible for providing food on days off or during training).
Selection Process & Important Dates:
• Applications due Monday, February 10th by 4:00 pm
• Group interview: Evenings of Wednesday, February 12th or Thursday, February 13th
• Notification letters for individual interviews will be sent Wednesday, February 19th
• Individual interviews will take place the week of February 24th
• Final section and notification of our Summer 2014 OSAs will take place on Friday, March 14th.
• Spring Training: Tentatively scheduled for first Saturday in May.
• Move into Residence Halls on June 15th