Become an orientation leader

2013 Orientation Leaders


For over 25 years, our orientation program has assisted thousands of new students as they transition into their undergraduate career. New students are oriented to the university through the exploration of student services, extracurricular activities, and a chance to interact with the many key players on the campus.

Orientation Leaders serve new students and their families by providing helpful information and assisting in students’ transition from high school to college. It is a fun and challenging leadership opportunity available to Northern Arizona University students who are committed to providing the most positive orientation experience for students.


The best way to learn about the Orientation Leader position is to hear from current and former Orientation Leaders.

“Being an Orientation Leader not only allows you to get involved with a great organization on campus, it also provides incoming students with a positive transition to the university.” – 2013 Orientation Leader

“The Orientation Leader position is so much more than a job. Being an Orientation Leader gave me the chance to express to future students and guests why I love NAU. This job also gave me the tools I needed to grow into a better person and a better Lumberjack. I never imagined I would have had the best summer of my life being an Orientation Leader, but I definitely did.” – 2013 Orientation Leader

“Being a part of the Orientation team has changed my life. I've made so many new friends and I have grown as a leader because of this amazing program. Being an Orientation Leader is FANTASTIC and I loved every second of my experience on the Orientation team!” – 2013 Orientation Leader

If you have additional questions please contact us.

  • Welcome new students and their families to Orientation and facilitate check in and registration
  • Live on campus in a residence hall during the 2014 Orientation season (May 13th – June 28th)
  • Serve as the Orientation Leader to a group of incoming students 
  • Conduct exciting and innovative small group activities and discussions
  • Discuss University policies, course enrollment, student life, and other transition issues
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Participate in preparation, rehearsal, and presentation of True Life: I’m A Lumberjack a social issues production designed to inform and educate students and their families about social and transitional issues
  • Professionally and accurately represent faculty, staff, and administrators through this position
  • Participate in Sibling Program for the younger siblings of students attending Orientation.
  • Participate in Parent Track, the component of Orientation that provides information and resources for parents and family members


Do you have questions about becoming an Orientation Leader? Come to an Information Session to learn more from Orientation Leaders. As a bonus, if you attend an Information Session you will be able to list it on your application. Applicants who attend Information Sessions will be given an extra point on their initial application evaluation. 

The application deadline for hiring our 2014 Orientation Leaders has passed. If you have additional questions about this position please contact us via email at