Orientation Leaders (OLs) serve as peer educators, peer advisors, group facilitators, resource and referral agents, and role models to new students and their supporters at UCF! This is a demanding role, but when done well we believe it is equally, if not more, rewarding. Orientation Leaders get to shape the experiences and journey of thousands of new students and their families, guests, and supporters during their first moments on campus. You become a first friend, a mentor, a resource, and a source of knowledge and inspiration to new Knights!
Orientation Leaders are critical members of the First Year Experience (FYE) team and we are currently seeking more than 60 Orientation Leaders to make the commitment to join us! Click the drop-downs below to learn more about the position.
The best Orientation Leaders are passionate about helping UCF students and their supporters and getting paid is a handsome reward. Orientation Leaders are compensated with a competitive compensation package that rewards their hard work in more ways than just the paycheck. Please review and understand the compensation fully before accepting the position; we invite you to ask any questions you may have before the interview process!
Orientation Leader compensation will include all the following:
An additional what we consider to be a “perk” of the role includes receiving free UCF swag (apparel, items, coupons, etc.)! Any UCF apparel you are given as part of the Orientation Leader role is yours to keep if you complete your full year term of employment.
Want the “inside edge” on being selected? There is no “right” answer here – we want to hire a diverse team that represents the broader UCF population, but there are certain qualities in student leaders that will help them be successful and standout. We’re looking for individuals who can show us examples of the following:
During Orientation sessions, OLs:
Beyond Orientation, OLs help recruit new Orientation Leaders, support UCF's annual Family Weekend program, support Campus Locators during the first days of the Fall and Spring semesters and so much more!
This position runs one calendar year from the date of hire. A high percentage of the workload will occur between the months of April to August. All dates and times given are to the best of our knowledge at the time of this revision. They may change depending on finalization of the University calendar and Orientation planning.
Please thoroughly review the list of tentative dates and commitments listed under Position Responsibilities in the official Position Description and speak to your family, friends, and supporters about these dates before committing to the Orientation Leader role. These are non-negotiable terms of employment and by becoming an Orientation Leader, you agree to being available for work on the dates of these commitments.
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