SA: Orientation Student Director (S9608C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Orientation Student Director(s) is responsible for the development of non-required Orientation programs for incoming students and the supervision of the Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs) that will run those events. This position will work within the Office of Campus Life and report to and work closely with the Assistant Dean of First-Year Programs to fulfill requirements of the role. 

This will include responsibility for planning a schedule of events that complement required Orientation activities, reflect the values of the College, and allow incoming students a wide variety of options to meet fellow students, become more familiar with Bates and Lewiston/Auburn, and engage in safe and healthy activities that enrich Orientation week. This will involve developing events, determining appropriate student staffing for events, making appropriate reservations, purchasing supplies, and collaborating with internal and community partners.

Their supervision of the Orientation Week Leaders (OWLs) will include reviewing applications, assisting with their selection, serve as the primary point of communication, develop appropriate training schedule, overseeing the OWLs events throughout Orientation Week, and providing evaluation of OWLs and OWL-led events following Orientation.


Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

The Basics

Department: Student Affairs
Supervisor: Carrie Murphey
Office Location: Chase Hall
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 20-40
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


• Open to rising Juniors or Seniors • Preference for students that served in Orientation leadership role previously (OWL, AESOP Leader, or JARC) • Experience in developing and executing campus programs • Comfort with customer service • Strong communication skills • Excellent interpersonal skills • Effective organization skills • Ability to manage and prioritize competing priorities • Comfort working independently on projects • Time management • Proven success in working collaboratively with peers, staff, and faculty • Adaptability • Creativity • Sense of humor


• Supervised by Assistant Dean of Students for First-Year Programs • Works closely within Office of Campus Life with professional staff and other student workers as applicable • Supervises peer leaders • Collaborates with a variety of offices, namely Office of Residence Life and Health Education and Office of Campus Dining and Events


• Some movement of materials and equipment • Computer use required • Driver’s license preferred but not required • Van certification preferred but not required