2014 Orientation Advisor Selection

Applications due FRIDAY (Feb. 14)



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Orientation Advisor Job Description

In your role as a paraprofessional member of the orientation staff, we expect that you will perform tasks associated with orientation:

  • Actively and fully participate in extensive training for the position
  • Serve as a peer academic advisor
  • Lead small group meetings
  • Handle the various administrative duties associated with the program
  • Serve in the capacity of "RA" (Resident Assistant) regarding residential life procedures during the program
  • Serve as a guide and knowledgeable source of information for new students
  • Display a positive attitude when working with co-workers, new students and their families
  • Serve as a role model representing Binghamton University
  • Work with the New Student Programs staff in planning and implementing ongoing orientation events during the 2014-2015 academic year and assist with recruitment & selection of the 2015 Orientation Advisor staff.

The OA position is a full-time summer job. We will begin our training sessions and administrative preparation for summer Orientation 2014 following commencement, and will be working through the opening of the 2014-2015 academic year. The orientation program allows OAs to take an online class during Summer Session I (May 27 - June 27) if desired. OAs cannot take classes during Summer Session II (July 7 - August 8) and will not be permitted to hold other summer jobs at any point during the summer without prior approval from Betsy Staff, Coordinator for New Student Programs.


In order to be considered as a candidate, you must:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Be in good judicial standing with the University
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student

Note: You are not required to have attended an orientation session in order to become an OA.

Benefits of Being an Orientation Advisor

  • Hourly pay to equal approximately $3000 to be paid in bi-weekly during the summer
  • Due to job responsibilities, Orientation Advisors serving in the role of Resident Assistant or Discovery Advisor will be unable to work our August Orientation. These students will receive a approximately $2800
  • Summer University housing in Susquehanna Community (approx. $1350 value)
  • Meals throughout the orientation sessions and through a special summer meal card
  • Summer Health Fee ($25)
  • $200 payment for working January Orientation 2015

You will also receive the following marketable skills: 

  • Knowledge of Binghamton University history, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and make friends with fellow staff members
  • Develop leadership & organizational skills
  • Personal satisfaction from helping new students and their families
  • Chance to assess and determine personal strengths and abilities
  • Enhance networking skills and abilities with Binghamton University faculty and staff
  • Gain practical experience in teamwork and role modeling

Application process

If you are interested in the OA position, please apply through B-Engaged (https://binghamton.collegiatelink.net/form/start/34276) online by Friday, February 14th.  

Applications are due by Friday, February 14th. Based on your general online application, you may be invited to participate in an individual interview followed by a group interview. To help prepare for the individual interview please visit the Career Development Center website link below:


The timeline for decision making will be as follows:

  • Invitational interviews will be conducted from March 3-14
  • Group process which will be on March 30
  • Notification of hire by April 7
  • By April 25 to accept the position

Please contact the New Student Programs if you have any questions. You can email the orientation at orientation@binghamton.edu, stop in the office located in Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center,  Discovery Center 101, or call x74986.



Last Updated: 4/22/14