2024-25 Academic Year

The Office of Residence and Student Life is pleased to open the recruitment process for our 2024-25 academic year volunteer student leadership positions.  

Questions about the hiring process can be directed to the Office of Residence and Student Life by email at: new.studentlife@utoronto.ca. In your email, please include: your name, student number, the positions you are applying for, and any specific questions or concerns. 

Application Form 

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Orientation Volunteer Recruitment

2024-25 Student Staff Recruitment

Positions and Descriptions

We strongly encourage applicants to review the position descriptions below.

Orientation Volunteer Positions

Orientation Leaders
Orientation Peer Leaders

Orientation Peer Leaders act as leaders and role models to incoming students during New Roots Orientation and New Journeys International Orientation. This role might be right for you if: you love being in groups, being a conversation-starter, and being a mentor to students who may be looking for guidance and support.

Orientation Peer Leaders must attend Orientation Leader training. This training includes:

  • JOLT (Joint Orientation Leader Training) as assigned during summer, including asynchronous sessions and synchronous sessions
  • IAR Training (Identify, Assist and Refer) as assigned during summer (online module)
  • NCOLT (New College Orientation Leader Training) in mid-late August

This position has long working days as Orientation approaches and through Orientation week. These days can be up to 12 hours long (10am-10pm) during Orientation Week with breaks, free meals and more low energy moments throughout.

Key Responsibilities

  • During New Roots, Peer Leaders are assigned a group of students. Peer Leaders are responsible for welcoming these students and facilitating connections, conversations, and fun!
  • Peer Leaders may answer questions of incoming students, share resources and help make referrals to services on campus.
  • Peer Leaders assist with Residence Move-In Day by helping incoming students in finding their residence rooms and assist with bags where possible
  • Peer Leaders work as a collaborative peer team with Event Leaders and Orientation Influencers

Other Details

  • Number of Positions: Variable
  • Application Deadline: May 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
Orientation Event Leaders

An Event Leader’s (ELs) purpose is fostering an environment that supports the start of incoming students’ development by contributing to tasks that are required for the program to run efficiently and effectively. This role might be right for you if: you prefer clear-set tasks, like hands-on work and responsibility over tasks (rather than responsibility for a group/people), you might prefer less-social work, and like to help-out where needed.

Orientation Event Leaders must attend Orientation Leader training. This training includes:

  • JOLT (Joint Orientation Leader Training) as assigned during summer, including asynchronous sessions and synchronous sessions
  • IAR Training (Identify, Assist and Refer) as assigned during summer (online module)
  • NCOLT (New College Orientation Leader Training) in mid-late August

This position has long working days as Orientation approaches and through Orientation week. These days can be up to 12 hours long (10am-10pm) during Orientation Week with breaks, free meals and more low energy moments throughout.

Key Responsibilities

  • Taking leadership in event and program set-up and take-down in consultation with the Executive team and as described in provided logistics package
  • Set-up and take-down of meals and snacks
  • Assisting with running of events when needed, and offering general “just in time” assistance to the Executive team and Orientation Coordinators
  • Event Leaders assist with Residence Move-In Day by helping incoming students in finding their residence rooms and assist with bags where possible
  • Assist with New Journeys International Orientation as needed
  • Working as a collaborative peer team with the Peer Leaders and Orientation Influencers

Other Details

  • Number of Positions: Variable
  • Application Deadline: May 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
Orientation Influencers

An Orientation Influencer’s (OIs) purpose is fostering an environment that supports the start of incoming students’ development by contributing to creating a positive, high-energy and caring culture of Orientation. This role might be right for you if you: love singing or cheering loudly, don’t mind showing your face on social media, and you get energy from seeing others get hyped up. What this role looks like in practice:

Orientation Influencers must attend Orientation Leader training. This training includes:

  • JOLT (Joint Orientation Leader Training) as assigned during summer, including asynchronous sessions and synchronous sessions
  • IAR Training (Identify, Assist and Refer) as assigned during summer (online module)
  • NCOLT (New College Orientation Leader Training) in mid-late August

This position has long working days as Orientation approaches and through Orientation week. These days can be up to 12 hours long (10am-10pm) during Orientation Week with breaks, free meals and more low energy moments throughout.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with New Journeys International Orientation as needed
  • Leading cheers and songs and bringing the hype to the New College community
  • Teaching and facilitating icebreakers with small and large groups
  • Being a digital ambassador for Orientation on New College social media channels
  • Capturing real-time events and social content as it is happening
  • Assist with Residence Move-In Day by helping incoming students in finding their residence rooms and assist with bags where possible
  • Working as a collaborative peer team with the Peer Leaders and Event Leaders

Other Details

  • Number of Positions: Variable
  • Application Deadline: May 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
Orientation Graphic Designer

The Orientation Graphic Designer is a student volunteer with New College Orientation. The Orientation Graphic Designer’s helps to develop the visual identity for New College Orientation by creating a logo, t-shirt design, promotional graphics, and other requested material for Orientation-related marketing. The position reports to the New College Orientation Coordinators (OCs) and works closely with two Marketing and Promotions Executives on the Orientation Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet with members of the Orientation executive team to conceptualize a brand guide
  • Use brand guide to develop graphics for New College Orientation 2024 including, but not limited to: New College Orientation 2024 logo, t-shirt designs, and social media campaign templates
  • Meet with members of the Orientation executive team to present design options, discuss feedback, and finalize designs
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the required work

Qualifications

  • University of Toronto student. New College student preferred
  • Experience in graphic design (personal/hobby, semi-professional, and professional experience are all welcomed equally) 
  • Ability to provide final products in requested file formats, including .AI, .JPEG, and .PNG 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills 
  • Experience managing projects from conceptualization to completion 
  • Ability to work largely independently within a given framework of deadlines
  • Available for up to six in-person meetings in June and July, subject to availability, during the hours of 9am to 5pm EST. Virtual or distance work is acceptable. In-person meetings are required.

Remuneration

  • This is a volunteer position that is awarded an honorarium of $1000 at the completion of contract tasks.

Other Details

  • Number of Positions: 1 position available
  • Hours of Work: Variable with no more than 10-15 hours / week
  • Application Deadline: May 12, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

Student Staff Positions

Learning eXperience Assistant (LXA)

Student Staff Position Recruitment Process

Applications & Interviews

There are two stages to the Student Staff recruitment process.

Stage 1 – Application Submission

In this stage of the hiring process, applicants are asked to submit an online application that includes brief personal and academic information, resume submission, written response to application questions. Applications will be reviewed by the hiring panel and successful candidates will be notified if they are advancing to the next round. Applications close May 20th, 2024 at 11:59PM.

Stage 2 – Panel Interview

Successful candidates from Stage 1 will be invited to attend a panel (individual) interview. The panel will consist of the position’s supervisor and 1-2 other staff in the Office of Residence and Student Life. Candidates will be asked a series of questions designed to articulate how their previous work, volunteer, and lived experiences reflect the responsibilities of the role, as well as situational questions where participants will describe how they would respond to a situation they may encounter in one of our student staff leadership positions.

Applicants for Residence Life Positions (Dons, LLC Dons, and LXAs), will complete a virtual asynchronous interview prior to the in-person panel interview.

Hiring Resources

We know the hiring process can be a difficult, stressful, and confusing time for many students. To support you in this process, consider the following resources from the University of Toronto’s Career Education and Exploration team and the Office of Residence and Student Life at New College. 

Self-Directed Learning 

Potential candidates may wish to consider Career Exploration and Education’s Career Resource Library, an online collection of interactive PDF guides that will help you prepare application documents and navigate job interviews. Three we highly recommend to students interested in leadership opportunities with our office: 

One-to-One Support 

Potential candidates looking for more individualized and tailored support may wish to consider booking a Career Advising Appointment with a Career Educator or Peer Advisor. These 20-30-minute sessions support students in developing a strategy and exploring their options through their career journey. Some sessions we highly recommend to students interested in leadership opportunities with our office:  

  • Resume and Cover Letter Review 
  • Application Review 
  • Interview Prep 
  • Interview Practice