Application closes on Jan. 15, 2023.

Orientation Leader

The Orientation Leader position is an integral role on BGSU’s campus and will be the first contact for students, families and guests as they arrive on campus. The ideal candidate would be interested in supporting new students and their families’ transition, have a desire to learn more about academic and student life, resources for support and be committed to working on a team with a unified vision.

Working with the Office of Orientation and Transitions is an opportunity for personal growth and professional leadership development. Each year, a diverse team of mature and dedicated students are selected to assist Orientation and Transitions. Orientation Leaders serve as group facilitators, a resource, and role models for new students and family members.

Benefit Highlights

  • $10.25 per hour
  • On-campus housing for duration of employment if needed
  • BGSU polo and name tag

Do you have any questions?
Please contact the Office of Orientation and Transitions at orientation@bgsu.edu with any questions or concerns.



Thank you for your interest in the Orientation Leader position for the 2023 University Orientation and Fall Welcome programs. University Orientation is a chance for new BGSU students, and their guests, to learn more about academic and student life at BGSU. Fall Welcome is an opportunity to help first-year students start their transition to BGSU successfully. The Orientation Leader position is an integral role on BGSU’s campus and will be the first contact for students, families, and guests as they arrive on campus.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please review the following details carefully, prior to applying.

  • Facilitate group discussions and connections between new students throughout University Orientation sessions
  • Perform job assignments including greeting guests, providing directions, assisting with check-in, staffing of social events, and all additional responsibilities
  • Participate and engage fully in all training sessions, retreats, and team meetings
  • Maintain a peer leadership environment with open communication between all team members and the Orientation and Transitions Staff
  • Provide general support for all programs, including University Orientation, Fall Welcome, and additional programming
  • Assist with Weeks of Welcome responsibilities
  • Perform daily placement schedule responsibilities during Office of Orientation and Transition programs
  • Serve as a representative of Bowling Green State University and execute all duties in a professional manner
  • Serve as a welcoming ambassador to all students, guests, campus partners, and community members
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student through the Fall Semester 2023
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 upon applying and maintained throughout their role in this position
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and support individuals
  • Must be in good conduct standing with BGSU
  •  Ability to attend and participate in all Orientation Leader trainings
  •  Ability to work during all University Orientation dates unless approved by professional staff prior to enrolling
  •  Must be committed to the Orientation Leader position through Fall Semester 2023
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills which include ability to speak to large groups, provide leadership to fellow peers, and strong interpersonal communication skills 
  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative with staff duties and projects 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment  
  • Possess a positive attitude throughout the University Orientation program and Fall Welcome 
  • Possess a strong desire to represent Bowling Green State University and be a positive role model
  • Strong oral and written communication skills  Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of, or an aptitude and willingness to learn about, a wide variety of BGSU resources, services, and traditions
  • Have an appreciation for working with a diverse population both in groups and individually  Desire to develop professionally
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and think critically  Ability to receive constructive feedback
  • Comfortable working independently  Ability to adapt and remain flexible
  • Fulfill all other roles

Orientation Leaders are required to attend and engage in May Training, University Orientation, and additional programs as assigned during Fall Welcome. Please keep the following dates in consideration when applying for this position:

May Training:

Training that occurs during mid-May (approximately May 15-24).  This will be an intensive training that will prepare you to be a successful Orientation Leader.

University Orientation:

University Orientation is a combination of new student orientation and family orientation that takes place on the following dates:

Thursday, May 25

Wednesday, May 31

Thursday, June 1

Friday, June 2

Tuesday, June 6

Wednesday, June 7

Friday, June 9

Saturday, June 10

Tuesday, June 20

Wednesday, June 21

Friday, June 23 (Virtual)

Saturday, June 24

Monday, June 26

Tuesday, June 27

Thursday, June 29

Wednesday, August 16

Application Process

  1. Complete the application: Submit the application and all supporting documents by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 15 for consideration.
  2. Interviews begin: All applications will be reviewed and candidates will be notified whether they have been selected for an interview.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $10.25 per hour
  • On-campus housing may be available if needed and arranged with the Director.  Should accommodations be provided, students will live in a double residence hall room from approximately May 12-July 2.  Final confirmation of dates available for living in the residence hall will be confirmed with the Office of Residence Life and dates may vary according to hall availability.
    • On-campus housing is not required; and it should be noted that you will not earn an increased stipend to supplement housing if you choose to live off-campus  
    • Parking is not included and must be arranged separately 
  • You will receive a name tag and University Orientation polo
  • You will receive meals on University Orientation days

Updated: 11/08/2022 08:38AM