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iLEAD: Fall Orientation Leader

Company: Maryland Institute College of Art
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Welcome to the official site for employment opportunities at MICA. At MICA, we value diversity and empower our employees to use their talent in a variety of ways. We are pleased that you are interested in career opportunities offered at MICA.

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.
  • 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


  • $200 stipend
  • Meals during trainings and Orientation
  • Orientation t-shirts

Conditions of Employment

  • Orientation Leaders are expected to attend:
  • Orientation Leader Training - Thursday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 24
  • Joint Student Leader Training - Friday, August 20 - Saturday, August 21

  • New Student Orientation - Wednesday, August 25 - Sunday, August 29

Application Timeline & Details

  • Applications close March 1, 2021
  • Individual Interviews- March 8-19, 2021

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.


For more information, please contact Jenn Ramsdell at 410.225.2284 or

Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.

Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.

Keywords: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore , iLEAD: Fall Orientation Leader, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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