Orientation Leaders

Each year GCC selects a group of mature and dedicated student leaders to assist with implementing orientation programs for spring and summer. At orientation events and throughout the school year Orientation Leaders serve as resources for new students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of Greenfield Community College. Orientation Leaders are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about the College acquired through training and experience, and they must be sincerely interested in and skillful at sharing this information with orientation participants. Selection to the Orientation Leader team is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth!


We look for the following in our Orientation Leaders:

  • Good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of Orientation
  • Leadership potential, professional demeanor, strong work ethic, and willingness to take initiative
  • Positive attitude, high energy level, knowledge of and enthusiasm for Greenfield Community College
  • Good teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, and parents
  • Desire to learn about the College’s community, programs, resources, policies, and procedures
  • Flexibility, responsibility, and willingness to assist others

Roles & Responsibilities

Orientation Leaders are expected to:

  • Attend and participate in all training sessions
  • Serve as a positive representative of the College to new students and their guests
  • Answer questions about both social and academic aspects of college life
  • Facilitate new students’ introduction to the College by maintaining an open, helpful attitude and using effective communication techniques
  • Promote interaction among new students during small group discussions, icebreakers, meals, and activities
  • Supervise activities during Orientation sessions
  • Facilitate social activities for new students through direct involvement and participation
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Orientation Leaders and Orientation staff to develop, prepare, implement, and evaluate Orientation programs
  • Work with Orientation staff to assist with and support all aspects of the Orientation program

Terms & Conditions

Ideally we are looking for a yearlong commitment (fall and spring terms). We understand that each student has their own circumstances. If you are unsure of your ability to make this commitment, please speak with our office.

Orientation Leader is a paid job! As a condition of employment

  • Orientation Leaders must be returning students and they must remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing
  • Training: Orientation Leaders must be present and on time without exception for scheduled training sessions and work assignments
  • Orientation Programs: Throughout the Orientation period, Orientation Leaders will be expected to work full days to which they are assigned


In-person Orientation (day & evening, 5-hour shifts) $90.00
Re-Orientation (2.5-hour shifts) $37.50
Online Webinar NSO (2.5 hour shifts) $37.50
Orientation Leader Training (4 hours) $60.00