NSOP Staff Information

NSOP isn't just for incoming students- be a part of the experience again! 

As students who've been through NSOP, you know there are many amazing student leaders involved in making sure a student's first week on Barnard's campus is successful and memorable. Barnard's Student Life office plans the New Student Orientation Program in collaboration with CC/SEAS/GS and works with the various NSOP staff members. Each year there is an NSOP Committee that works throughout the Summer to plan NSOP along with full-time staff members, Crew Chiefs that oversee teams of Orientation Leaders, and Orientation Leaders who directly interact with a small group of students and serve as their first face on campus. 

The various positions come with specific assignments and requirements. Please see below for more information about becoming a Committee Member, a Crew Chief, or an Orientation Leader- including hiring timelines & position descriptions.

Note:
Applications are now closed for 2015. 

NSOP Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are necessary for the smooth transition of new students into the Barnard community. OLs are assigned a group of 8-12 students that they lead and support throughout the week of NSOP. OLs are responsible for communicating and meeting with these new students about events and to offer advice and encouragement during their transition to Barnard. OLs also assist with working various NSOP events. They may be assigned to staff events, tours, trips, or lectures. Orientation Leaders are expected to keep excitement and energy going for the incoming students, and make this years NSOP one to remember!
 

Position Description:

Orientation Leaders are expected to:

  • Move-in on August 26th for training. 

  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 7, 2015. Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in. Although there will be free time, OLs should expect to work every day during NSOP.

  • Act as a peer mentor to a group of 8-12 new students, and provide them with guidance and resources. 

  • Staff assigned NSOP programs and work with other leaders and staff members to ensure each one runs successfully.

  • Communicate and work primarily with the NSOP Crew Chiefs, as well as the NSOP Committee and the staff members.

  • Maintain a positive attitude towards Barnard College and NSOP.
     

Time Commitments for 2015:

  • Attend NSOP Study Break on May 6th from 2-4pm
  • Arrive to campus/move-in on Wednesday, August 26th
  • Attend all of NSOP training from Wednesday, August 26th- Saturday, August 29th
  • Be present for the duration of NSOP 2015 (Sunday, August 30th- Monday, September 7th)

*You must be available for all dates listed above to be considered for the positon*
*Housing is provided beginning on August 26th for Orientation Leaders who are residential students*

NSOP Crew Chiefs

Crew Chiefs (CCs) are an essential part of NSOP because they are the liaisons between the NSOP Committee and the Orientation Leaders (OLs). Crew Cheifs directly influence OLs and work with a selected group of OLs as a team to welcome new students. Each CC is assigned a crew of 6-10 OLs who they are responsible for managing throughout the duration of NSOP. They begin by training their OLs how to interact successfully with new students. Throughout NSOP, they manage the tasks assigned to their Crew by the NSOP Committee. This is accomplished by communicating with and delegating jobs to their OLs and then holding them accountable, usually through a detailed nightly email explaining the next day’s events. Crew Chiefs are expected to keep excitement and energy going for both the Orientation Leaders and incoming students.

Position Description:

Crew Chiefs are expected to:

  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 7, 2015. Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in.

  • Manage a team of 10-12 Orientation Leader including assigning tasks & duties, managing schedules, and keeping OLs accountable.

  • Staff assigned NSOP programs and work with other leaders and staff members to ensure each one runs successfully.

  • Communicate and work with the NSOP Committee and the staff members, acting as a liaison between the Committee and Orientation Leaders.

  • Maintain a positive attitude towards Barnard College and NSOP.

Time Committments for 2015:

  • Assist with Orientation Leader interviews between April 20th-24th

  • Attend NSOP Study Break on May 6th from 2-4pm

  • Arrive to campus/move-in on Monday, August 24th

  • Attend all of NSOP training from Tuesday, August 25th- Saturday, August 29th

  • Be present for the duration of NSOP 2015 (Sunday, August 30th- Monday, September 7th)

*You must be available for all dates listed above to be considered for the positon*
*Housing is provided beginning on August 24th for Crew Chiefs who are residential students*