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Student Employment

Line orientation staffers

The Call of Duty (2020)

  • Attend all training programs.
  • Fulfill Orientation expectations, such as being on time, being prepared, taking an active role and staying for the duration of the program.
  • Orientation Leader Training will occur in the Spring Quarter (every Thursday 5-8 p.m.) and in the summer (nine days between June 23rd – July 7th.
  • Be available to move into UCR residence halls from June 22nd – August 18th and be available 24 hours per day (subject to change).
  • Serve as an Orientation Leader for all scheduled Student Orientations and Family Orientation sessions.
  • Serve as an Orientation Leader for all scheduled Transfer Student Orientations August 31st – September 9th. Housing will not be provided for Transfer Orientation sessions. 
  • Assist with the set-up, registration, execution and follow-up of each program.
  • Provide a welcoming environment for UCR's new, incoming first-year students.
  • Maintain a positive working attitude as a UCR representative when interacting with all Orientation and UCR staff members. 
  • Be flexible and react positively under pressure.
  • Understand and respect the confidentiality of student records and adhere to University Policies and Procedures.

Requirements for Employment

  • Must be a full-time UCR student at the time of application.
  • Must have an activated UCR R'mail account.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum quarterly and cumulative GPA of 2.5 and maintaining it through the duration of employment.
  • Must be in good standing with UCR’s Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs and Housing, Dining, and Residential Services.
  • Must be able to successfully pass an agency background check.
  • Although Orientation Leaders will have 2-3 days off per week, it is not possible to hold another on-campus job during employment with Highlander Orientation.
  • Highlander Orientation is scheduled during Summer Session I and II. You will not be able to take any summer session classes if you are hired to be an Orientation Leader.

Application Process

  • Applications for 2020 Orientation Leaders will be available on Handshake on October 25th, 2020. Students with work study are also encouraged to apply. The job posting on Handshake will direct you to a Highlander Link form; you must complete this form in order to apply for the Orientation position. Remember that a minimum cumulative AND quarterly GPA of 2.5 is required.
  • Applicants will be notified if they are selected for an interview.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted to sign up for an individual and group interview. Interviews will take place January 13th – 24th.
  • Orientation Leader selection will be announced in early February.

Compensation (2020)

  • Time worked will be paid an hourly rate of $13.00 an hour plus overtime. 
  • Housing and meals will be provided from June 23rd – August 18th. This is subject to change depending on the number of sessions offered. Meals will be provided during training dates and session work dates.
  • Meals will also be provided during work hours for Orientation Leaders who work Transfer Student Orientation August 31st – September 9th. Housing will not be provided for Transfer Student Orientation.

Applications for 2020 Orientation Leaders are available

Highlander Orientation takes place during Summer Session I and II. Please note that you will not be able to take any summer session classes if you are hired to be an Orientation Leader.

If you have any questions about employment as a Highlander Orientation Leader, please contact (951) 827-2789 or orientation@ucr.edu.

APPLY

How can you find out more?

Please attend one of the Information Sessions for Orientation Leaders listed below!

  • Tuesday 10/29 4-5pm @HUB 355
  • Wednesday 10/30 12-1pm @HUB 355
  • Monday 11/4 3-4pm @HUB 367
  • Thursday 11/7 5:30-6:30pm @HUB 355
  • Wednesday 11/13 4-5pm @HUB 355
  • Thursday 11/4 2-3pm @HUB 367

Applications for 2020 Orientation Leaders are available here!

Highlander Orientation takes place during Summer Session I and II. Please note that you will not be able to take any summer session classes if you are hired to be an Orientation Leader.

If you have any questions about employment as a Highlander Orientation Leader, please contact (951) 827-2789 or orientation@ucr.edu.


How can you find out more?

Please attend one of the Information Sessions for Orientation Leaders listed below!

Tuesday 10/29 4-5pm @HUB 355

Wednesday 10/30 12-1pm @HUB 355

Monday 11/4 3-4pm @HUB 367

Thursday 11/7 5:30-6:30pm @HUB 355

Wednesday 11/13 4-5pm @HUB 355

Thursday 11/4 2-3pm @HUB 367

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact orientation at (951) 827-2789 or orientation@ucr.edu. Requests should be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event so the University has sufficient time to arrange reasonable accommodations.