Orientation Leader

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 for #NSOP2018 Orientation Leaders:

Orientation Leaders are expected to:

  • Move-in on Tuesday, August 20 and be available for all of NSOP training.

  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 2. Schedules and assignments will not be available until training. 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.

  • Serve as a table facilitator for Barnard BLUE, Student Life's social justice education session, & the Being Barnard,sexual violence preventive education session.

  • 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.

  • Must be a matriculated Barnard student during Fall 2019 and remain in good standing with the college.

Timeline for #NSOP2019 Orientation Leader Selection:

  • Application opens: Monday, January 14

  • Application closes: Friday, February 15

  • All applicants need to attend at least one info session listed below:

    • Tuesday, March 5 | 5:30pm-6:00pm

    • Friday, March 8 | 8:30am-9:00am

    • Wednesday, March 13 | 5:30pm-6:00pm

  • Participate in an individual interview (March 26 - April 2)

  • Offers sent out on Monday, April 8

  • Offers to be confirmed by Friday, April 12

  • All confirmed Orientation Leaders must attend an Agreement Signing. Agreement Signings will take place on Friday, April 12 and Monday, April 15.

Note: Info Sessions and Individual Interviews will be scheduled by Student Life based on the availability you share in the application. Notifications will come as time approches. If you have any concerns regarding the times listed below, contact orientation@barnard.edu.

Time Commitments for #NSOP2019 Orientation Leaders:

  • Attend NSOP Study Break on Wednesday, May 8 from 2-4pm

  • Arrive to campus/move-in on Tuesday, August 20

  • Attend all of NSOP training from Wednesday, August 21 - Friday, August 23

  • Be present for the duration of NSOP 2019 (Sunday, August 25- Monday, September 2)

*You must be available for all dates listed above to be considered for the positon*
All housing costs are covered for the two weeks before classes begin for those who have a fall assignment, and most meals provided on work days. 


Application NOW OPEN, until February 15