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New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs

Orientation Staff Hiring and Recruitment Process

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Interested in joining the 2011-2012 orientation staff? Please review the following information carefully and become familiar with the pages linked above.

As an initial component of the application process, candidates will be required to submit an application and will then be scheduled for two separate interviews: an individual interview and a group interview. Individual interviews will be scheduled by appointment the week of March 7, 2011. Group interviews will take place on Friday, March 11, 2011. Initial position announcements** will be made as soon as Friday, March 18, 2011. Final offer letters will be distributed after spring semester grades have been posted.

Application Procedure

  • Thoroughly read the position descriptions.
  • You may refer to the Selection Process Timeline table below for a link to the application. An application may also be picked up in Bell Tower East, Room 1808.
  • Complete and return the following to Bell Tower East, Room 1808 or email to
    • OL application
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Current resume
  • Sign up for an individual and group interview the week of March 7, 2011.

Application Deadline

All materials (application, unofficial transcript and current résumé) must be submitted by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011. Late or partial applications will NOT be accepted.

Selection Process Timeline*

Date What How
February 4 Applications Available 2011 Orientation Staff Application (PDF)
March 3 by 12:00 p.m. Applications Due Submitted via email to or drop off at Bell Tower East, Room 1808 (application, transcripts and resumes).
Week of March 7 Individual Interviews by Appointment Call New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3156.
March 11 Group Interview Process Call New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3156.
March 18 Initial Position Announcements** Begin  

*Dates subject to change based on program needs.

**Please note: Initial offers are contingent upon the candidate demonstrating the following: satisfactory grades after Spring 2011 grades have been posted; active participation in training; and commitment to the team.