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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 students 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 applications now open- close on Monday, March 2nd. 
Orientation Leader applications will open on Monday, April 13th. 
*If you apply & interview for Crew Chief, you can note that you'd also want to be consider for Orientation Leader*

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 excitment 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 Commitments 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*


Hiring Timeline

  • Wednesday, February 18th: Application goes live
  • Monday, March 2nd @ 12pm: Application closes
  • Friday, March 6th: Group interviews
  • Monday, March 9th- Wednesday March 11th: Individual Interviews
  • Friday, March 13th: Notifications sent out



   APPLY HERE: tinyurl.com/NSOPCC15