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Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Letter from the Coordinator

Dear Prospective Orientation Leader:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2016 Island View Orientation Leadership Team. Orientation is an exciting time on any college campus and serving as an Orientation Leader (OL) is a unique and rewarding opportunity.

Orientation is the first introduction an entering student has to his/her new collegiate life. It plays a critical role in the transition process and can dramatically impact a student’s college career through engagement, involvement and excitement. As you will hear from previous team members, being a part of the OL team is an experience full of growth, learning and fun. We look forward to getting to know you and working together to make the class of 2020’s introduction to our great University an enjoyable and engaging experience.

Please read all of the information on our recruitment pages carefully and thoroughly. Additionally, it is important you become familiar with and review the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs, the purpose and aims of Orientation Programs and the Dimensions of Development. If you have any questions regarding this application or positions, please contact the New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs office at 805-437-3160 or orientation@csuci.edu. We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Ariana Robles
Coordinator of First Year and Transition Programs

Orientation Staff Hiring and Recruitment Process 2015

Interested in joining the orientation staff?  Please review the following information carefully and become familiar with the position you are interested in before applying.

As an initial component of the application process, candidates will be required to submit an application and will then be scheduled for three separate interviews: an individual interview with the Coordinator, an individual interview with a panel and a group interview. Individual and group interviews will take place on Friday, November 20, 2015. Initial position announcements** will be made after fall semester grades have been posted. All candidates are highly encouraged to attend the scheduled information sessions to gain a better sense of the position and the duties associated with the position. During the information session, the Coordinator will walk through the application process and explain the position expectations.

Application Procedure

Thoroughly read all of the information pertaining to the position. Refer to the Orientation Leader Selection Process Timeline table below for additional information and important dates. 

Orientation Leaders

All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015.

Orientation Leader Selection Process Timeline*

DateWhatHow
Wednesday, October 14, 2015OL Information SessionStop by Broome Library Room 1360 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about the Orientation Leader position, application and interview process.
Friday, October 16, 2015OL Information SessionStop by Broome Library Room 2330 at 10:00 a.m. to learn more about the Orientation Leader position, application and interview process.
Monday, October 19, 2015Application AvailablePlease visit Dolphin CareerLink to access the application. 
Friday, November 6, 2015Applications DueAll application materials are to be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted via email to orientation@csuci.edu or in person to NSOTP located inside the Educational Access Center in Bell Tower Room 1541.
Friday, November 20, 2015Individual and Group Interview ProcessCall New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at 805-437-3160 or stop by to schedule an appointment.
Monday, January 4, 2016Initial Position Announcements Begin**Phone calls will be placed to all applicants.

All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2015.

*Dates subject to change based on program needs.

**Initial offers are contingent upon the candidate demonstrating the following: satisfactory GPA after fall 2015 grades have been posted; active participation in training; and commitment to the team.

Additional Information

All Orientation Leader candidates must acknowledge and accept the following mandatory trainings and events, if offered the position. Please check your schedule ahead of time to ensure your attendance. Failure to attend the outlined requirements below will result in dismissal from the position. If you have questions regarding the required trainings and events, please contact the New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs office at your earliest convenience. 

Orientation Leader MANDATORY Trainings and Events

Date and TimeSpring Training/Event
Friday, February 26, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.EOP Peer Mentor and Orientation Leader Combined Training
Friday, March 11, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.EOP Peer Mentor and Orientation Leader Combined Training
Friday, April 8, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Orientation Leader Training and Discover CI Preparation
Saturday, April 9, 2016 (time TBD)Admitted Dolphin Day