iLEAD Positions

Orientation Leader (OL)

General Purpose

The Orientation Leaders are ambassadors for MICA, and facilitate Orientation for first year and transfer students in the beginning of Fall and Spring Semester.

 Summary of Essential Functions

  • Orientation Leaders (OLs) are ambassadors for MICA.
  • Facilitate Orientation for first year and transfer students in fall and spring.
  • OLs play an active role in every program at Orientation, take initiative to create a supportive environment for new students throughout the year, and thoroughly understand our campus resources.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the check-in process on move-in day.
  • Help new students move into their residence halls.
  • Give new students campus and neighborhood tours.
  • Eat meals with new students.
  • Play icebreakers and create campus community through small group time.
  • Have a daily meeting with your orientation students to review the day, answer questions, and continue building community among the students.
  • Host evening socials like Extreme Bingo and Game Night.
  • Answer questions and be a resource to new students

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with new students and teammates, via email and in-person 
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled MICA undergraduate student at time of employment
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • A desire to serve the MICA community


  • $300 stipend
  • Meals during trainings and Orientation
  • Orientation T-shirts

Conditions of Employment

  • Orientation Leaders are expected to attend:
    • Orientation Leader Training – Thursday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 22
      • Joint Student Leader Training – Friday, August 18 - Saturday, August 19
    • New Student Orientation – Wednesday, August 23 - Sunday, August 27

 Application Timeline & Details

  • Deadline extended beyond March 1. Application will remain open until positions are filled.

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 0-25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate or high.