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Summer Orientation Staff 2022

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Student Success & Retention • 102 Gilchrist Hall
Position Description • Application Information

Summer Orientation Staff members support the mission of the Student Success & Retention department by helping remove student barriers to persistence and facilitating experiences that promote the discovery of community, meaning, and purpose.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • ​​Participate in extensive training covering academic, campus & community resources, diversity & inclusion, communication and leadership skills, as well as topics related to new student needs and concerns
  • Assist in facilitating both in-person and virtual summer orientation programs for new first-year and transfer students
  • Serve as a positive representative of UNI by fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and their families & guests
  • Convey information to students and guests about university policies and procedures, community values and expectations, campus life, course offerings, registration and related topics
  • Participate in miscellaneous preparation, tear-down and clean-up duties, including residence hall set-up and folder-stuffing
  • Engage in all aspects of orientation programs including, but not limited to, check-in, parking, presentations, tech support during Zoom sessions, campus tours, evening social activities, registration and evaluation
  • Live in the dorms during in-person sessions in which students are staying and assist with dorm duties such as check-in, check-out and evening rounds
  • Act as a positive representation of UNI


Qualifications & Requirements


  • ​Currently enrolled UNI undergraduate student and must be enrolled for on campus courses during the fall term following summer of employment
  • Positive attitude regarding the university and its mission
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with differing perspectives
  • Passion for social justice, equity and inclusion
  • Openness to learning more about yourself, others and UNI
  • Strong interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills
  • Completed application materials submitted by Monday, November 8, 2021 at 11:59PM (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Time Commitment & Compensation


  • ​Full-time employment from Monday, May 23 through Friday, July 15, 2021
  • Staff may accept other employment on weekends during the period of full-time employment, pending discussion with the Orientation Coordinator (outside employment must not conflict with orientation responsibilities)  
  • Staff may not enroll in summer classes during the period of full-time employment
  • ​​$2,300 stipend
  • On-campus housing from Monday, May 23 through Friday, July 15, 2021
  • Dining dollars to cover most meals from Monday, May 23 through Friday, July 15, 2021


Application Process


  • Step 1: Submit application below by Monday, November 8, at 11:59PM
  • Step 2: Applicants must attend a mandatory first-round interview (interview details will be provided after application is submitted)
  • Step 3: If selected for the second round, applicants must an additional interview

Apply now

Applications due November 8, 2021

For additional information, contact Joellen Hatchett, Orientation Coordinator (319-273-2467 or


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.