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2021 New Student Orientation Program Committee Member Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Committee member! The deadline to apply is Monday, January 25 at noon EST

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. 

Please note that if you are a resident adviser (RA); have a role in COÖP, ISOP or CUE; or are an Under1Roof facilitator or consent facilitator, then you are unable to be a crew captain due to scheduling conflicts.

Questions? Please email orientation@columbia.edu.

COVID-19 Important Information 

The COVID-19 situation continues to be unclear in terms of when normal operations will resume on Columbia's campus in the fall. Should there be COVID-19 restrictions that impact planning, we may need to make adjustments and deviations from usual/regular programming. Accordingly, the areas of responsibility and activities of student leaders as outlined below may need to be narrowed/reduced/modified. Working hours, housing availability and payments may need to be adjusted appropriately. We will provide timely notification as we receive information.

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 EDT, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August
  • Be flexible as it relates changes due to COVID-19 updates

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 EDT, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August
  • Be flexible as it relates changes due to COVID-19 updates

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 EDT, for Committee and Joint-Social meetings in June, July and August
  • Be flexible as it relates changes due to COVID-19 updates

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