You can either represent your Faculty/School as an FACULTY ORIENTATION LEADER or choose to an Orientation Leader for one of the ALTERNATIVE FROSH PROGRAMS.
Orientation Leader Job Description
Orientation Leaders are returning McGill students who help guide and acquaint new students to the McGill and Montreal communities, both academic and social, before/during/between organized University-wide and Faculty-wide events throughout Orientation Week (the week immediately preceding Labour Day). The Orientation Leader is a key contributor to setting the tone for the week and the culture of the University and city, and helps ensure that all participants’ time is fun, safe, and welcoming.
JOB TASKS AND EXPECTATIONS
The Orientation Leader participates in, and encourages students’ participation in, Orientation Week events, including Discover McGill and Frosh. The Orientation Leader is also responsible for guiding, with a small number of co-Leaders, a group of 20-25 students to and from events on and off campus. At all times, the Orientation Leader ensures the safety and well-being of all participants; maintains an exciting and engaging mood; and promotes responsible and safe interaction with other students and the general public, including being respectful and mindful of space, noise, language use, and diversity. The Orientation Leader is also expected to uphold collective Orientation Week values, namely Inclusivity, Community-Building, and Sustainability.
The ideal Orientation Leader is first and foremost responsible, mature, welcoming, and respectful. An Orientation Leader is equally creative, outgoing, and energetic with an infectious enthusiasm. An Orientation Leader is empathetic to the first-year experience and creates an environment throughout the Week that is as inclusive and encouraging as it is fun and memorable. Moreover, an Orientation Leader is punctual and dependable, with a strong sense of integrity, motivated by the desire to above-all spend the Week acting as a mentor and guide for new students.
An Orientation Leader has strong interpersonal and communication skills. An Orientation Leader is also skilled in conflict resolution, especially between students and with the general public. An Orientation Leader is a quick and effective problem solver, with a strong focus on working and succeeding within a collaborative, group environment.
Successful Orientation Leaders can expect to be involved in an opportunity to gain leadership experience. They will also take part in informing several students’ views of and initial experiences at McGill and/or in Montreal, and become informal mentors to new students. Orientation Leaders will receive certificate recognition from the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) and McGill upon successful completion of their duties and responsibilities.
Orientation Leaders must be available all day and night for ALL of the days from Monday, August 25 (training) until the end of Orientation Week, Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Please note: Orientation Leaders pay a small fee for the Week, which covers food, admission, apparel, and other expenses.