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Student Employment Positions

Orientation Leader – Student Life

The Orientation Leaders play a key role in the New Student Orientation program. Orientation Leaders help new students, family, and friends experience a smooth transition to the Salem State community. OLs are actively involved in assisting all new students with their transition to SSU, whether it be from high school, the work force, the military or another institution of higher education.

Contact or call 978-542-2252

The application can be found at this link -

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Exhibit a positive attitude and ability to motivate others

  • Demonstrate strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to assist others

  • Serve as a role model for incoming students

  • Serve as a positive representation of the university and as a resource to new students and their support system

  • Answer questions about both social and academic aspects of college life

  • Facilitate new students’ introduction to the college by maintaining a positive attitude and

  • Promote interaction among groups of new students during small group discussions, icebreakers, and other activities

  • Participate in a comprehensive training before the start of the program & be responsible for all information covered during Orientation Leader training throughout Orientation

  • Facilitate virtual social activities and programs for new students through direct involvement and participation

  • Work closely, cooperate, and collaborate with other Orientation Leaders, Student Orientation Prostaff, supervisors, and other campus administrators to develop, prepare, implement, and evaluate Orientation programs

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the goals of orientation

  • Assist students in utilizing and troubleshooting campus technology (Navigate, Navigator, Canvas, student email)

Minimum Qualifications

Orientation Leaders must be full-time students returning for the fall semester, and they must remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing for the Spring semester prior to employment.




Logan Dunnigan | 978.542.2252

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