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Orientation Program Assistant

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Department: Office of the Dean of Students
Work type: Student Assistant
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Excluded

    • Position Summary
    • One temporary hourly-intermittent Orientation Program Assistant position in Student Leadership & Development.

    • Start Date
    • Position available on or after September 1, 2022. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

    • Job Description/Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Maintaining PeopleSoft & CashNet data reports database in regards to orientation data, which includes freshman and transfer student registration.
      • Assist in the day to day and general operations of the New Student Orientation (NSO) area including but not limited to answering telephones, returning emails, reserving all spaces for each orientation, data entry and reports in PeopleSoft, program logistics and editing the university website when needed.
      • Serve as a positive role model and welcome new students and family members, and assist them during orientation sessions.
      • Serve as a resource person to incoming students and families; develop a rapport with new students and their families as well as maintaining an open communication with Stanislaus State personnel.
      • Serve as a liaison with faculty and staff members, Orientation Leaders and members of Stanislaus State administration to facilitate the success of all aspects of the New Student Orientation Program.
      • Maintain contact as needed with prospective students, their parents, high school counselors and teachers to promote Stanislaus State as a first choice university.
      • Facilitate small group discussions related to academic and community expectations, student life issues and answer participant questions.
      • Aid in the coordination of class schedules and assist in the registration progress.
      • Assist in preparation, implementation, evaluation and follow-up of aspects of the New Student Orientation Program.
      • Assist with the interviewing, hiring and training of 32 Orientation Leaders.
      • Attend all mandatory staff training dates, all New Student Orientation days, and be available to work early morning and overnight on orientation days.
      • Work in a professional setting and promote higher education to prospective students and their parents.
      • Maintains professionalism, a sincere, friendly, honest and caring demeanor, and advocate and represent California State University, Stanislaus.
      • Maintain flexible work schedule (20 hours during the academic year, 40 hours during the summer months).
      • Follow through on all assignments and adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
      • Must be able to address and speak professionally in front of small and large groups of new students energetically and enthusiastically.
      • Assist with Engage and its daily functions, operations and communication system.
      • Assist with regular maintenance and daily activities on the 3 umbrellas of Stan Sync/Engage.
      • Assist with identifying, recording, and communicating program expenditures and receipts to the NSO Coordinator as assigned.
      • Prepare program documents, communication and other reports inclusive of the NSO Communication Plan and Program Evaluation /Assessment Plan.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Qualifications

    • Preferred Qualifications:
      • Demonstrates a minimum of at least one season of experience (summer or spring) working as a New Student Orientation Leader.
      • Demonstrates leadership potential and skills including, working in a team environment and time management.
      • Demonstrates commitment to the mission of New Student Orientation.
      • Demonstrates the following personal qualities: maturity, responsibility, initiative, self-esteem, motivation, enthusiasm, and high energy level.
      • Demonstrates good interpersonal and group communication and presentation skills.
      • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members.
      • Demonstrates good academic standing (2.5 GPA or above).
      • Demonstrates the ability to remain in compliance with Student Code of Conduct.
      • Demonstrates personal skills and qualities including creativity, attention to details and the ability to multi task.

      Required Qualifications:
      • Undergraduate students must be registered/enrolled in a minimum of six (6) Fall/Spring units.
      • Post-baccalaureate students in a graduate program must be registered in a minimum of four (4) Fall/Spring units.

    • Special Conditions

    • The physical demands of the position include virtual work via computer to help facilitate New Student Orientations. It also involves participating in virtual training, teambuilding activities, assisting with advising, and breakout sessions.

      CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

    • Salary Range

    • $16.00 per hour 

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

    • Application Deadline

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University



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