New Student Orientation Leaders

Penn State Wilkes-Barre
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open until filled
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Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Office of Undergraduate Studies


The Office of Undergraduate Studies is seeking a diverse team of aspiring undergraduate student leaders at the Wilkes Barre campus to serve as New Student Orientation Leaders. As a part of the NSO Orientation Team, NS Orientation Leaders play a key role in providing a quality transitional experience for all incoming first-year students through the New Student Orientation (NSO) program. New Student Orientation Leaders assist incoming Penn State students as well as their parents and family members by providing an introduction to the campus and its resources, speaking about the transition from high school to college, and acting as a representative of The Pennsylvania State University. Primary responsibilities include ensuring that orientation groups move through their workshops in a timely manner, providing general assistance with the college transition by sharing information on adjusting to college expectations and demands, balancing college with work and family commitments, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, personal responsibility. NSO Orientation leaders respond in a professional manner to questions from students and families about university life using personal experiences, and encourage students to establish meaningful connections with other first-year students. New Student Orientation Leaders are expected to actively engage with students and families who attend NSO while providing a welcoming environment for all new Penn Staters. Interested applicant must be a current full-time Penn State undergraduate student who plans to be enrolled at Wilkes-Barre in Fall 2017, will have obtained at least 24 credits by the end of the Spring 2017 semester, and maintains a 2.5 or higher GPA. All applicants must participate in Child Abuse Training, a Penn State Student Conduct Record check and a background check. Orientation Leaders must be available to work NSO on the following dates: May 18, June 14, June 15, June 27 (evening), July 19, July 20, August 3, and August 17, 2017, averaging 7 hours/day. Daytime orientation sessions run from 8am -3pm, the evening session will run from 5pm -8:30pm. Availability for NSO dates is non-negotiable. Compensation is $8.50/hour. New Student Orientation Leaders will gain improved work ethic, time management, collaboration, and leadership, communication, and public speaking skills; have an opportunity to network with campus faculty and staff; and gain an increased understanding of careers in higher education. Interested students must submit an application and current resume via by Wednesday, March 1st. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Truely at the following address:

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088