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Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Photo of the 2013 orientation leader group.

Letter from the Associate Director

Dear Prospective O-Staff Team Member:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2014 CI orientation staff (O-Staff). Orientation is an exciting time on any college campus and serving on the O-Staff 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. The O-Staff experience facilitates this introduction. As you will hear from previous O-Staff, being a part of the O-Staff 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 2018’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, the process or the O-Staff positions, please contact New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at (805) 437-3160 or We look forward to meeting you as the O-Staff search process continues!


Kirsten Moss-Frye
Associate Director of Access, Orientation and Transition Programs

Photo of Kirsten Moss-Frye, associate director of Access, Orientation & Transition Programs

Orientation Staff Hiring and Recruitment Process 2013

Interested in joining the 2014-2015 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 two separate interviews: an individual interview and a group interview. Individual and group interviews will take place on Friday, November 8. Initial position announcements** will be made as soon as Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  Final offer letters will be distributed after fall semester grades have been posted.

Application Procedure

Thoroughly read all of the information pertaining to the position. Refer to the Selection Process Timeline table below for the application process timeline and a link to the application.

Orientation Leaders

All materials (application, unofficial transcript and current résumé) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013.

OL Selection Process Timeline*

October 2Application AvailableOrientation Leader Application
November 8 by 5:00 p.m.Applications DueApplications and résumés are to be submitted via the link above. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted via email to or in person to Bell Tower Room 1506.
November 15Individual and Group Interview ProcessCall New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs at 805-437-3160 to schedule an appointment.
January 21Initial Position Announcements Begin**Phone calls will be placed to all applicants.

All materials (application, unofficial transcript and current résumé) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013.

*Dates subject to change based on program needs.

**Initial offers are contingent upon the candidate demonstrating the following: satisfactory GPA after fall 2013 grades have been posted; active participation in training; and commitment to the team.