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.

Crew Chief & Committee 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*


Hiring Timeline

  • Thursday, March 12th: Application goes live
  • Monday, April 13th @ 11:59pm: Application closes
  • Week of April 20th: Group Interviews


APPLY HERE: http://tinyurl.com/NSOPOL2015