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GU Orientation Leader Applications Open!

Gonzaga Orientation Leader Applications Open

Orientation Leaders serve as the student ambassadors for Gonzaga University, New Student Orientation, Parent and Family Orientation and First Year Experience Program. 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  25 – 31, 2015.

Application Dates: 

  • Application Open: Monday, February 9
  • Application Deadline: Friday, February 20 at 11:59 p.m., PST

To Apply Visit:


Interview Dates (Candidates Select Time/Day): 

  • Monday, February 23, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Friday, February 27, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.-STUDY ABROAD & TRANSFER,

Job Offers Extended Via Email:  Tuesday, March 3

Upon Hire Dates: 

  • Student Leadership Training: Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    (lunch included), Cataldo Globe Room.
  • Orientation Leader All Staff Confirmation Meeting: TBD
  • Welcome Back ALL Staff Meeting: Tuesday, August 25 by 4 p.m. PST
  • Orientation Leader Training: Wednesday, August 26 – Thursday, August 27
  • Orientation Weekend: Friday, August 28 – Monday, August 31

Positions Available:

Orientation 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
As a Parent and Family Crew you will be assisting in all aspects
of Parent/Family Orientation. You will serve as a resource and guide
to incoming parents and families. Also, you will be supporting first year
students and Orientation Leaders with additional events.

Rough & Tough
As a Rough & Tough team member, you will work on the set up
and tear down of all Orientation weekend events. This position
includes a high amount of physical activity.


For more information, please feel free to email or stop by First Year Experience Programs, Crosby 110 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

First Year Experience Program
Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave., MSC #2503, Spokane, WA 99258-0076
Phone: 509-313-4016

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

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

Study Abroad Student Jobs

The Study Abroad Office is looking for students who are interested in working in the Study Abroad Office for next academic year.  These position are new positions and we are looking for students who are willing and wanting to promote the study abroad experience.  The application deadline for the application is June 2nd and decision will be made by July 1st.  Below is the description of the job.   If you are interested in applying, please follow this link to apply.

Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors

Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors are study abroad returnees who are passionate and articulate about their study abroad experience and are willing to share their knowledge and experience with fellow students.  We are seeking students who not only had overwhelmingly positive experiences but also those who struggled and gained new insight and perspective through their time abroad.  Peer Ambassadors work on a part time basis in the Study Abroad Office and on special projects across campus.  Their primary responsibilities are: to serve as liaisons between the Study Abroad Office and the student community through outreach and mentoring and to perform special projects to enhance the quality of the office and its student services.


• Be registered as Gonzaga Student

• Have participated in an study program through the Study Abroad Office

• Have strong communication skills

• Be able to take direction and work independently as well as with a team

• Possess basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office software including but not limited to: Word, Outlook, Excel, and Publisher

• Attend Peer Ambassador training program the week before classes begin in the fall and weekly meetings thereafter.

• Be available to work in the Study Abroad Office approximately 8 to 10 scheduled hours per week, organized in two to three hour (minimum) blocks of time for two consecutive semesters.  Then potentially work another 2 to 3 hours, non-scheduled, around campus doing various events and presentations on behalf of the Study Abroad Office.

General Peer Ambassador Responsibilities:

• Serve as a knowledgeable and reliable resource on campus to help students understand the process, opportunities, benefits, and challenges of studying abroad

• Serve as an initial point of contact for students

• Provide students with printed materials and help them navigate through Gonzaga’s Study Abroad Website

• Facilitate connections between students and Study Abroad staff, returned participants, or faculty members who may have more direct experience with the country, region, or program in which the student is interested

• Assist in development and delivery of workshops and presentations on different aspects of the study abroad experience including Study Abroad 101 Sessions, pre-departure sessions, re-entry sessions, special topic seminars, alumni panels, classroom presentations, and various campus community presentations

• Assist other members of the Peer Ambassador team with special projects as needed

• Post weekly on the Study Abroad’ s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

• Perform clerical tasks

• Help to maintain the resource library so that students can access information of interest

• Special duties may be assigned depending upon the student’s expertise and knowledge.