Role of the Orientation Leader (OL)

To serve as a positive role model while assisting new and transfer students in their adjustment to Lander University.


Qualifications for Selection
  • The ability to serve as a positive role model for new students.

  • Leadership potential and the willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Good interpersonal skills and sensitivity to the diverse backgrounds of our campus community.
  • Genuine interest in helping and sharing your experiences with new students.
  • Good academic and conduct standing with the University.
  • An enthusiasm for the orientation program, a willingness to be friendly, and an expectation that the experience will be fun!


Once selected, Orientation Leaders will be expected to:
  • Serve as good role models, must be in good standing with the University both academically and conduct, have at least a 2.5 GPA
  • Must exhibit positive behaviors to staff, students, and family members. (Behaviors to include but not limited to caring, enthusiastic, courteous, cooperative and approachable.)
  • During summer training and Orientation, Orientation Leaders are to be available and refrain from working both on and off campus.
  • Orientation Leaders MUST be available to attend:
    • First Meeting (Virtual): November 10, 2020 at 3:30 pm
    • Spring Training Sessions: Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-8:00 p.m. during the spring 2021 semester. The first session begins on Tuesday, January 12.
    • Orientation Retreat: January 29-31, 2021
    • SROW: TBA
    • Summer Orientation Review and Prep
    • All summer Orientation sessions
      • June 22-24
      • June 28-29
      • July 19-22
      • August dates (TBD)
    • Assist with other duties as assigned.


Application Process:

The application is now opened. Please visit Handshake to apply. (#4001694 Orientation Leader (2020-2021)) Applicants must sign up for both a group and individual interview. 

  • Applications close: October 7 at 11:55 pm.
  • Application review: October 8-9.
  • Group Interviews: October 12-16
  • Individual Interviews: October 19- 23
  • Hire Letters will go out via email by October 27
  • Acceptance Letters due: October 30


Important Information:

You will need a resume and cover letter as part of your application! We highly encourage applicants to visit the Office of Career Services and Student Employment to receive advice on creating a superb resume and cover letter than can be used for this position and those in the future. Please visit their website for more resources.