RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
POSITION TITLE: Orientation Leader (Summer 2022) Department: New Student Programs Reports to: Alie Hallam | Director of New Student Programs
The Orientation Leader position for the Office of New Student Programs at Rhode Island College is a Spring appointment. Under the supervision of the Orientation staff, this position will provide an array of experiences, including: planning and implementation of Spring orientation programs; group facilitation; peer education; and developing the knowledge necessary to become a resource for incoming students and their families.
· Assist in the planning and implementation of Summer Orientation for new first-year students, as well as their families
· Act as a resource through sharing knowledge of RIC, and its programs and services
· Aid students in their transition to RIC through communication, support, and knowledge
· Facilitation of group activities, workshops, and meetings Work with staff, faculty, and administration through training and Orientation sessions
· Serve as a support system and sounding board for fellow Orientation Leaders Other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
· Ability to work well in groups
· Demonstrate knowledge of Rhode Island College, and its resources
· Communication skills; interpersonal, small groups & large group
· Sense of responsibility
· Ability to serve as a role model for undergraduate students
· Highly motivated, and enthusiastic
· Flexibility and adaptability
· Good sense of humor preferred
· Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at RIC (or 1 semester if transfer)
· Be in good academic and judicial standing
· Must maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA throughout their term of appointment.
Compensation & Benefits:
Stipend paid upon completion of Spring Orientation Room and meal plan during entirety of program (Subject to COVID-19 protocol at time of Orientation)
Appointment Date: May 2022* *A final schedule of training and sessions will be outlined in your offer letter after the selection process has closed
POSITION TITLE: RIC-100 Peer Mentor (Fall 2022) Department: New Student Programs Reports to: Alie Hallam | Director of New Student Programs
FY Peer Mentors serve as an important resource for first-year students beginning with the #New Anchor welcome experience through RIC 100 First Year Experience, a new required fall course. Mentors will actively connect with an assigned group of new students during the fall semester through a variety of experiences designed to enhance and support active participation, a sense of belonging and student success.
Serve as a positive role model, advocate and resource for new students at Welcome Weekend and RIC 100 throughout the fall semester
Assist the instructor of the assigned RIC 100 section to facilitate participation, communication and support as neededBe registered for COLL 280 Peer Mentor Practicum (2cr)Communicate regularly with assigned first-year students (online and in person) through one-on-one and group meetingsFacilitate and encourage attendance to all FYE programsParticipate in all peer mentor trainings, meetings, programs, and activitiesEducate new students about various resources and student services available at the collegeConnect students to Learning for Life’s network of support when appropriateComplete all required data and record‐keeping for students servedCommunicate regularly with the Office of New Student ProgramsTraining Requirements:
Participate in spring training sessions and training prior to the start of the fall semester.Be available to support FYE programmingTake Peer Mentor Practicum Course in Fall Semester (Wed 1:00-1:40pm)Flexibility with in-person or online instruction during COVID-19.
Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior in good academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0)Be in good student conduct standingMust be available on Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. (and/or during other selected class time, hybrid, evening, etc.)Must be available for training sessions and Welcome Week Activities (Dates TBD, August 2022)Commit to being enrolled at RIC through the fall and spring semestersDemonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and leadership potentialBe self-motivated with a positive attitudeStrong respect and desire to work with and support a diverse and inclusive communityAbility to work independently and as part of the team of FY Peer MentorsWillingness to collaborate with campus partners Benefits: FY Peer Mentors will earn 2 FREE college credits for COLL 280 Peer Mentor Practicum (an experiential learning experience) as well as develop leadership and social-emotional skills; learn how to work effectively with a diverse community of learners; and engage in professional development opportunities.
Please list 2 references below. References should be a former Orientation Leader/ Peer Mentor a faculty and/or staff member and/or a previous employer. These references should be willing to evaluate your concern for people, communication skills, sense of responsibility, judgment, cooperation, flexibility and other characteristics related to the Orientation Leader / Peer Mentor Position/s – References can fill out the reference form here:
Orientation Leader Reference Form 2021
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, January 24, 2022