Orientation Leader Hiring Information

Orientation Leaders serve as the student ambassadors for Gonzaga University, New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Orientation and First Year Experience Program and Parent & Family Relations. They are instrumental in guiding our diverse first year, international, transfer, veteran and returning adult students during this important time of transition to life at Gonzaga University. As a Jesuit, Catholic institution, Orientation Leaders are vital in living out Gonzaga University’s mission where we “educate students for lives of leadership and service for the common good.” It is a volunteer position that provides important leadership opportunities. Terms of service are August 22 - 28, 2017.

Application Dates: 

  • Application Open: Monday, February 20
  • Application Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m. PST

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Info Sessions

  • Tuesday, February 28th / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Hemmingson 211
  • Tuesday, February 28th / 8:00pm – 9:00pm / Hemmingson 211
  • Wednesday, March 1st / 12:00pm – 1:00pm / Hemmingson 312
  • Wednesday, March 1st / 9:00pm – 10:00pm / Hemmingson 211

Interview Dates (Candidates Select Time/Day): 

  • Monday, March 21  / 7:00pm – 10:00pm / Crosby Center
  • Tuesday, March 22 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm / Crosby Center
  • Wednesday, March 23 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm / Crosby Center
  • Thursday, March 24th  / 9:00am – 12:00pm / Hemmingson 312 - STUDY ABROAD & TRANSFER, VETERAN AND RETURNING ADULT STUDENTS ONLY 

Job Offers Extended Via Email: 

  • Tuesday, March 29

Upon Hire Dates: 

Spring 2017

  • Confirmation Meeting: Wednesday, March 29th 9:00 pm – 10:00pm / Hemmingson North Ballroom
  • GEL Weekend Training: Wednesday, April 5, 7 pm - 8 pm (Super Group Leaders and Invited Orientation Leaders)

Fall 2017

  • Welcome Back ALL Staff Meeting: Tuesday, August 22 by 4 p.m. PST
  • Orientation Leader Training: Wednesday, August 23 - Thursday, August 24
  • Orientation Weekend: Friday, August 25 - Monday, August 28

Orientation Leader Positions:

Small Group Leader

As an Orientation Leader, you will be in charge of leading a small group of 12-15 new students in the process of transitioning to life in college. You will participate and assist in various Orientation events including, but not limited to, Welcome Night, Small groups, Orientation Station, etc. 

Super Group Leader

As a Super Group Leader, you will be responsible for a group of 10 - 12 Orientation Leaders. You will be the primary communication source between GUide Core and Orientation Leaders throughout the weekend. You will also participate and facilitate orientation events.

Parent and Family Crew

Parent and Family Orientation runs congruently with New Student Orientation offering events, informational sessions, and socials for new Gonzaga families. As a member of Parent and Family Crew you will be on a team of 30 student leaders and will assist the Parent and Family office with all aspects of Parent and Family Orientation. You will serve as a resource and guide to incoming parents and families. In addition, you may support first year students and orientation leaders with additional events. 

Event Leaders

Event Leaders support the GUEST with the set up and tear down of equipment during Orientation weekend.  Working in teams, Event Leaders help ensure that students and facilities are arranged as needed to ensure that events and programs can be successful. This position includes physical activity such as lifting and moving chairs, tables and other equipment. Event Leaders are also expected to keep students informed as to the locations of various events, time schedules, and location changes, as needed.

For more information, please feel free to email
firstyearexperience@gonzaga.edu or stop by First Year Experience Programs, Crosby 110 Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

First Year Experience Programs
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave.
MSC #2503
Spokane, WA 99258-0076
Phone: 509-313-5501

Located at:
Crosby Room 110
Crosby Student Center,
Main Level

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(except University holidays)