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Orientation Assistant applications available soon!


Orientation assistants (OAs) help new students adjust to life at SUNY Cortland. OAs are knowledgeable about the campus, act as role models, are leaders ad serve as representatives of SUNY Cortland.

OA Time Commitment: June 8 - July 15, 2017 (including some weekends) and a portion of the August Orientation (Aug. 24-Sept. 1)

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Participate in OA training on college policies, education requirements and services, team building and leadership development
  • Assist in the preparation of Orientation activities and materials
  • Facilitate large and small group discussions on college life, academics and degree requirements for graduation
  • Help new students and family members feel comfortable by being responsive to and aware of their needs and concerns
  • Stay in the Orientation residence halls and supervise attendees during the program
  • Assist new students with the registration and scheduling process
  • Build working relationships with other OAs, faculty, staff and administrators on campus
  • Maintain a positive attitude toward SUNY Cortland
  • The Orientation Assistant position is the primary position during this time (you are not enrolled in summer session classes or have additional employment)

 Benefits

  • $2,000 stipend
  • Room on campus
  • Meals during designated program times
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Build relationships with peers, faculty and staff

Hiring Criteria

  • SUNY Cortland undergraduate student attending Cortland in the Fall 2017
  • Good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Good judicial standing (no current judicial sanctions)
  • Evidence of academic excellence and co-curricular involvement
  • Ability to maintain a positive and flexible attitude
  • Desire to work with students, faculty and staff

Application Process

  1. Complete initial application on studentjobs.cortland.edu.
  2. Complete full OA application online, including selecting a time for your group interview.
  3. Email the link for the recommendation forms to your 2 faculty/staff recommendations. (Recommendations must be submitted online in order for the application to be complete.)
  4. Attend your group interview at the Student Life Center, Room 1104.
  5. Attend your individual interview during the week of March 6. Specific date, time and location will be emailed to you by noon on March 3.
  6. Check your mailbox for your decision the letter the week of March 27.

Application deadline
Friday, Feb. 17 by 4:30 p.m.

Find out more
OA Information Meeting
Monday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m.
Corey Union, Room 301-03

Administrative Coordinator Applications Available

The administrative coordinator (AC) plays a vital role in helping the Advisement and Transition staff meet the administrative needs of our orientation program by spending significant time in the office preparing for each session by printing lists, gathering supplies and organizing materials.

AC Time Commitment: June 5 through July 19, 2017

Application Deadline: Friday, February 10

AC Application Packet (PDF)

Program Assistant Applications Available

The program assistant (PA) works closely with the Advisement and Transition staff in completing various tasks related to the implementation and running of the orientation program, especially concerning evening programming.

PA Time Commitment: May 30 through July 19, 2017

Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 10

PA Application Packet (PDF)

NODA Intern/Orientation Assistant Supervisor

Join our Orientation Team as a NODA Intern/Orientation Assistant Supervisor.
Internship information and description available on the NODA website.
See what former NODA Interns have to say about their experience.
Learn more

Advisement and Transition
Memorial Library
Room A-111
advisement@cortland.edu
Phone: 607-753-4726
Fax: 607-753-5593
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

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