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2020 New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) Committee Member Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Committee memberThe deadline to apply is Monday, January 27 at noon.

As you complete this application, please keep in mind that the New Student Orientation Program welcomes all new students, including first-year, transfer, visiting and combined plan. 

If you are a Barnard student, please see the Barnard Committee application.

Compensation

  • Free housing during interim periods and summer terms
  • $3,795 stipend to be paid throughout the summer 
  • One week off during the summer

Important Dates and Expectations

Please review the important dates and information for the 2020 NSOP Committee. Students must be available for all dates listed below to be considered for the positions. 

  • Attend weekly committee trainings in the spring semester on Fridays at 9:00 a.m., which begin on Friday, February 14
  • Participate in crew captain and orientation leader individual interviews, as schedules permit
  • Attend the Orientation Programs Study Break on Wednesday, May 6, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Attend and participate fully in the NSOP retreat, which takes place Tuesday, May 26–Thursday, May 28
  • Work a total of 24 hours per week in June and July
    • Schedule is flexible but members must be available for Committee and Joint-Social meetings on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.- noon, during June, July and August.
  • Work Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., (40 hours per week) in August and throughout Orientation week (August 30-September 7)
    • Additional hours may be required during the week of orientation
  • Week of vacation scheduled for week of June 29
  • Work under the supervision and expectations of Undergraduate Student Life and Student Engagement to coordinate school-specific and joint programs and events
  • Develop minute-to-minute briefs to assist in the facilitation of all programming
  • Maintain an organized programming calendar for NSOP
  • Contribute content information for the NSOP schedule book
  • Attend all scheduled meetings and events in a timely manner
  • Engage in dialogue to plan and improve the NSOP program as a member of the NSOP Committee
  • Assist NSOP staff and student leader coordinators in the selection and training of crew captains and orientation leaders

Committee Member Positions

Each member of the NSOP Committee serves a specific function. Please review the Committee position descriptions below before you begin your application.

Student Leader Coordinator

  • Work closely with the Barnard Student Leader and General Studies Orientation Student Coordinators
  • Assist in the hiring process of crew captains (CCs) and orientation leaders (OLs) under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Communicate with the CCs and OLs throughout the course of the summer
  • Assist with CC and OL training alongside staff
  • Directly interact with CCs and OLs throughout week of NSOP
  • Support the work of other committee members when needed
  • Lead conversations and discussions with committee members
  • Assign new students to orientation leader groups
  • Assign orientation leaders to work events or programs during the week of NSOP
  • Applicants should have experience working with spreadsheets and databases
  • Applicants should have experience managing groups and projects
  • Applicants are not required to have had previous Committee experience
  • Applicants should be available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August

Community Events Coordinator (2)

  • Works closely with Barnard Events Coordinator and General Studies Orientation Student Coordinator on four-school joint social programs
  • Assist in the hiring process of crew captains (CCs) and orientation leaders (OLs) under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Assist in all aspects of the orientation program in conjunction with the Student Engagement staff and serve as liaison to other organizations and offices involved with the orientation program
  • Assist in the planning of all social events during the week of NSOP, including the New York City event, Open Mic Night, Performance Showcase, CU gLow, late-night campus programming and other events under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Assist in coordinating with other departments and organizations for all academic events during the week, including placement exams, library and computing info sessions, student advising scheduling and other various informational sessions under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Work on the production of Class Act with the support of NSOP Staff
  • Work with the Center for Student Advising to coordinate and implement various academic programs
  • Implement all programming for transfer, visiting and combined plan students, including move-in procedures, information sessions and social outings under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Work on late-night programs in residence halls with RHLO
  • Communicate with incoming transfer, visiting and combined plan students over the summer
  • Meet weekly on Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. with NSOP staff during spring semester
  • Support the work of other Committee members when needed
  • Applicants should have experience developing and implementing programs
  • Experience with academic and/or educational programs is desirable but not necessary
  • Applicants should be available on Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-noon, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

  • Helps coordinate the development of the orientation theme, media, communication and strategy in conjunction with the Student Engagement, Barnard Student Life and General Studies Student Life staff
  • Assist in the hiring process of crew captains (CCs) and orientation leaders (OLs) under the supervision of the Student Engagement staff
  • Be proficient in social media use, specifically: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and various blogging platforms
  • Be comfortable with photography, videography and editing
  • Support the staff and Committee on various projects, including raising awareness of NSOP, marketing specific events and capturing highlights of NSOP through photography and film
  • Experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign is desirable
  • One video project and graphic design project will be due in the spring semester when hired
  • Work closely with the Columbia College communications team on best practices for social media and visual identity 
  • Support the work of other committee members when needed
  • Applicants should be available on Wednesdays,10:00 a.m.-noon, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August

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