UNT System Student Assistant-Jaguar Orientation Counselor (New Student Orientation Leader) in Dallas, Texas

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Job Description

The Jaguar Orientation Counselor will perform a variety of duties and support assignments in the Office of New Student Orientation with well-defined instructions and guidelines provided by the full-time Admissions/Orientation staff and under the direct supervision of the Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Jaguar Orientation Counselors will serve as a leader and a resource for first time in college students throughout the entirety of the Summer 2018 orientation season. This position requires the incumbent to maintain a consistent and effective level of professionalism with first time in college students during and after each orientation session. Orientation counselors will work all freshman and transfer orientation sessions throughout the Summer 2018 orientation season including any and all necessary preparation days. Specific hours are set based on the orientation schedule as determined by the Director.


  • Writing content regarding personal college experiences and providing advice to incoming freshmen.

  • Leading peer discussions during each Freshman orientation session.

  • Energetically leading activities for students during each orientation session.

  • Giving informative and entertaining campus tours during each orientation session.

  • Answering questions and serving as a resource for new freshman students throughout their first semester.

  • Making phone calls to students registered for an orientation session to confirm attendance.

  • Preparing materials (name tags, t-shirts, binders, snacks, etc.) for each orientation session.

  • Set-up rooms and venues for orientation sessions.

  • Assisting with the orientation check-in process.

  • Assisting as a chaperone to all post-orientation social outings.

  • Assisting orientation staff and academic advisors with academic advising sessions during each orientation.

  • Answering student questions in-person and through email while providing excellent customer service.

  • Perform other assignments as needed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must be currently enrolled students at the University of North Texas at Dallas and making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program.

  • Excellent customer service skills, as well as effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Some knowledge of office practices and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions accurately.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural and social backgrounds.

  • Responsible, reliable and punctual.

  • Ability to learn assigned tasks readily, to adhere to prescribed routines, and to develop some skill in the operation of common office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to be present and participate at ALL orientation sessions and preparation days.

  • Ability to be trained in the basic functions of the position.

  • Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to demonstrate energy and appropriate work ethic.

  • Ability to effectively interact with and speak in front of large groups.

  • Ability to perform work involving standing, stooping, bending, operating office equipment, or lifting items weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Ability to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy and the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

  • Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Work Schedule

June 1st-August 31st

Work schedule varies; Monday – Saturday with some evenings required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Completed application must be accompanied by a résumé, current semester class schedule.

Requisition Number: STU -201000000230

Job Title: Student Assistant-Jaguar Orientation Counselor (New Student Orientation Leader)

Driving University Vehicle?: No

Substitution of Experience/Education: Yes