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Committee Position Description & Application

The NSOP Committee consists of four students from Barnard College, five students from Columbia College and Columbia Engineering, and one student from the School of General Studies.  These student leaders have an integral role in the transition process for incoming students beginning in the spring, and continuing throughout their first week on campus.

Committee Members are required to attend a weekly tranining session in the Spring semester and work over the summer. Please review all the expectations and important dates below prior to applying.

NSOP Committee Expectations

  • Always maintain a positive attitude towards Columbia University and NSOP
  • Respect and follow the directions of the NSOP Staff
  • Participate in the interview process for Crew Chiefs when class schedules do not conflict
  • Attend OL Group Interview and Information session on Sunday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Participate in OL interview process  March 23-30 when class schedules do not conflict
  • Attend the NSOP crew chief meet and greet on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Attend the NSOP Study Break on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Attend off-campus retreat from Tuesday, May 30 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • Live on campus during the summer when not on scheduled vacation break
  • Be available at all times for training and assignments throughout the duration of NSOP, which concludes on Monday, September 4, 2017. Schedules and assignments will not be available until move in. Although there will be free time, CCs should expect to work every day of NSOP.

NSOP Student Chair

  • 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.
  • Oversee the development of the orientation theme, media, communications, and strategy in conjunction with the Student Engagement, Barnard Student Life and General Studies Student Life staff.
  • Applicants should have experience managing groups and projects.
  • The NSOP Chair will work closely with the Barnard and General Studies Student Chair.
  • Meet weekly with NSOP staff during Spring semester.
  • A $4,500.00 summer stipend with an additional $500 stipend which is provided for additional responsibilities along with summer housing.

Student Leader Coordinator

  • Assist in the hiring process of Crew Chiefs (CCs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs) under the supervison of the Student Engagement staff, as well as CC and OL training during the spring semester and prior to the beginning of NSOP.
  • Communicate with the CCs and OLs throughout the course of the summer.
  • Directly interact with CCs and OLs throughout week of NSOP. 
  • Assign new students to Orientation Leader groups.
  • Applicants should have experience working with spreadsheets and databases.
  • The Student Leader Coordinator will work closely with the Barnard Student Chair.
  • A $4,500.00 summer stipend and summer housing.

Social Events Coordinator

  • Assist in the planning of all social events during the week of NSOP, including the New York City event, Open Mic Night, Performance Showcase, late night campus programming and other events undert the supervision of the Student Engagement Staff.
  • Applicants should have experience developing and implementing programs.
  • Experience implementing social programs is desirable, but not necessary. 
  • A $4,500.00 summer stipend and summer housing.

Community Events Coordinator

  • 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.
  • Works on the production of Class Act with the support of NSOP Staff
  • Works with the Center for Student Advising in coordinating and implementing various academic programs. 
  • Implements all programming for Transfer, Visiting and Combined Plan (TVC) students, including move-in, information sessions, and social outings under the supervison of the Student Engagement Staff.
  • Works on late night programs in residence halls with RHLO
  • Communicates with incoming TVC students over the summer.
  • Applicants should have experience developing and implementing programs.
  • Experience with academic and/or educational programs is desirable, but not necessary.
  • A $4,500.00 summer stipend and summer housing.

Social Media & Marketing Coordinator

  • Be proficient in social media use, specifically: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and various blogging platforms.
  • Applicants should also 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.
  • A $4,500.00 summer stipend and summer housing.

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