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International Student Orientation Leader

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Responsibilities will be assigned according to the needs of the program and may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following:
  • Attend mandatory pre-orientation training sessions.
  • Facilitate small group (up to 30 people) sessions including facilitating icebreaker activities, leading informational and cultural adjustment discussions, and conducting campus tours.
  • Help students complete their ISS and other required campus check-in processes.
  • Attend information sessions with participants and conduct follow-up group discussions.
  • Attend social functions (including evening and weekend events).
  • Help with set up/clean-up of meeting facilities before and after events.
  • Assist students with moving into orientation housing and as they move to post-orientation housing.
  • Be available for general assistance, answer questions and make referrals as applicable.
  • Transport participants/materials to and from sessions. This may include driving a university car or van.
  • Promote, encourage, and foster community through participant attendance at Orientation and other campus welcome sessions, activities, and events.
  • Perform related tasks as directed by the ISS supervisory staff.

Required Qualifications
  • Completion of one academic year (fall and spring) of full-time study at KU by end of Spring 2024; the most recent semester of which must include regular KU academic courses (not AEC or Continuing Education classes).
  • Communicate effectively in English (both spoken and written), as evidenced by application materials.
  • At least one semester of active participation and/or attendance in campus and/or community. organizations, activities, or programs while a student at KU or while attending another previous college or university, as evidenced by application materials.
  • Cumulative university-level Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75, or a 2.75 current GPA in the most recently completed semester of full time regular academic course work at KU (not AEC or Continuing Education classes).
  • Have no other employment or commitments that limit or conflict with availability to work a flexible schedule as prescribed by the needs of the orientation program.
  • Have proper work authorization for on-campus employment during the period of this appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a International Student Orientation participant and/or orientation volunteer.
  • At least one semester in a leadership role at the university level in an organization, committee, or living group, or a comparable position demonstrating leadership qualities and abilities.
  • Ability to relate effectively with people from various cultures as demonstrated by a history of meaningful personal interaction within a social, living, working, or academic environment.
  • Experience speaking/making presentations in front of groups.
  • Experience studying, working, or living abroad.
  • Fluency in language(s) other than English.
  • U.S. driver's license or international driver's license that is valid for driving in Kansas and willingness to be trained on driving a 10-passanger van.

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