Orientation Assistant

Orientation Assistants (OAs) plan and implement large scale programs such as night entertainment and speakers as well as the logistics of student check-in and other programs.  Orientation Assistants serve as production managers for all of New Student Orientation. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attend mandatory training sessions:
    • *February 28th full-staff Training, 6pm – 8pm
    • *March 21st full-staff Training, 6pm – 8pm
    • *June 12th – 16th NSO Training
  • *Be available to work New Student Orientation: June 17th – June 27th, 2017
  • Provide excellent customer service to students, parents, families, faculty and staff throughout check-in, orientation sessions, and activities during Orientation.
  • Ensure active participation of assigned group.  This may involve talking with students one-on-one who appear disengaged or act inappropriately.
  • Acquaint new students with campus services through group meetings and discussions.
  • Conduct icebreakers and other get-to-know-you activities with new students.
  • Facilitate small group conversations related to Wentworth policies and procedures, wellness, diversity, involvement, and additional transition issues.
  • Assume responsibility for the safety of an assigned group of students, by continually taking attendance and reporting policy violations immediately to a Professional staff member.
  • Staff 1 of 2 Accepted Student Days in March.
  • Keep in contact with the Center for Student Engagement professional staff; make sure to respond to all email within 3 days unless otherwise directed.
  • Remain a role model to new students throughout Orientation and beyond.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete the Wentworth Leadership Institute Phase I education course or Phase II if Phase I requirement has already been met, by June 1st, 2017.
  • Enroll in and satisfactorily complete WIThero: Creating a Proactive Community or WIThero: Standing Against Sexual Assault if Creating a Proactive Community requirement has been met, by June 1st, 2017.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned

Compensation:

  • Stipend in the value of $1,225
  • Valuable Leadership experience, facilitation skills, and pride in helping new students transition to college.
  • Center for Student Engagement novelties and giveaways.

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at time of hire and throughout duration of position.
  • Current Wentworth Student in good academic and disciplinary standing throughout duration of position.
  • Possess an openness to diversity and sensitive issues, strong organization and time management skills, professionalism.

 

Contact Chris Scanlon, Associate Director with any questions. Scanlonc1@wit.edu or 617-989-4211

*All dates are subject to change