UC Blue Ash College

Student Orientation Coordinators

Student Orientation Coordinators (SOCs) will perform as orientation para-professionals throughout the summer. As SOCs come prepared with experience in the program, they will hold a leadership role on the team. The SOC team will assist in creating and coordinating the orientation and convocation programs. They will collaborate with the Student Life professional staff in developing the program agenda, content, and structure for each of these programs. The team will communicate with various campus partners, participate in committee meetings, and develop components of the orientation program.

The SOCs will serve as peer consultants for Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs); they will assist with promotion, selection and hiring of SOLs. They will also develop and facilitate components of SOL training. During the summer, SOCs will co-supervise the work of SOLs by shadowing campus tours and small group facilitations, aiding in the academic advising labs, and providing constructive feedback to improve SOL performance.

SOC Responsibilities

  • Office Hours and Weekly Meetings: Commit to 5-8 standard hours per week between January-May as determined by your availability. Included in these office hours will be weekly meetings with the professional staff and SOC team, reviewing SOL applications, email and phone response for participants, developing orientation and SOL program elements, meeting with campus constituents for planning.
  • SOL Selection: Must be available for SOL interview sessions and selection meetings in February; will then inform SOLs of their application status.
  • NODA Regional Conference: SOCs will be required to attend a pre-conference training session (in February/March based on availability) as well as the NODA Region 7 Conference at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
  • SOL Training: Attend all training sessions in March-May. Facilitate components of training. Engage with teammates and campus partners during training session.
  • Orientation: Must be available for all orientation sessions; we can accommodate some exceptions should you have pre-determined commitments during a few (1-2) orientation sessions. During each orientation session, SOCs will provide support during set-up, check-in, advising and registration, and the family program. SOLs will also lead campus tours, facilitate small group discussions, and direct large groups.
  • Convocation: With support from the professional staff, the SOC team will be charged with developing and facilitating SOL training for Convocation. The SOC team will also develop the program agenda, participant advertisement and recruitment, as well as communication about the program.

Acceptance Requirements

  • Have been a Student Orientation Leader
  • Currently Enrolled as a UC Student with 15+ credit hours at UCBA
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Benefits of this Position

  • Hourly wage
  • Advanced leadership and team-building experience
  • Eligible to apply to the Student Ambassador Program
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from UCBA staff and faculty
  • All-expense paid trip to the NODA Region 7 conference


Contact Information

Chris Dziekan | Program Manager for Orientation and Leadership Development
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-558-9456
Email: dziekacr@uc.edu