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NSOP Staff Information

NSOP isn't just for incoming students- be a part of the experience again! 

As students who've been through NSOP, you know there are many amazing student leaders involved in making sure a students first week on Barnard's campus is successful and memorable. Barnard's Student Life office plans the New Student Orientation Program in collaboration with CC/SEAS/GS and works with the various NSOP staff members. Each year there is an NSOP Committee that works throughout the Summer to plan NSOP along with full-time staff members, Crew Chiefs that oversee teams of Orientation Leaders, and Orientation Leaders who directly interact with a small group of students and serve as their first face on campus. 

The various positions come with specific assignments and requirements. Please see below for more information about becoming a Committee Member, a Crew Chief, or an Orientation Leader- including hiring timelines & position descriptions.

NSOP Committee 

The NSOP Committee works throughout the summer with Student Life administrators to plan and implement various components of Barnard's NSOP, as well as work with the CC/SEAS & GS Committees to continue collaboration between the schools. 

Time Commitments for 2015 Committee:

  • Spring Training: Every Friday from 10:00-11:00am beginning on Friday, February 27th and concluding on Friday, May 1st. There will be no training during Spring Break
  • Spring Retreat: Saturday, March 7th from 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Spring CC/OL Training: TBD
  • Orientation Retreat: Tuesday, May 26th- Thursday, May 28th, 2015 (overnight)
  • First day of work begins Monday, June 1st
  • Work 30 hours a week (M-Th) during June & July & 40 hours a week (M-F) during August
  • Committee recieves two weeks of vacation during the summer. Vacations are set for Monday, June 29th- Friday, July 3rd & Monday, August 3rd- Friday, August 7th
  • Be present for the duration of NSOP 2015 (Sunday, August 30th- Monday, September 7th)

*You must be available for all dates listed above to be considered for the position*

Compensation for 2015 Committee:

  • Housing provided during interim periods & summer semester
  • NSOP Chair- $5,000 stipend, Coordinators- $4,500 stipend (paid throughout summer)
  • Two weeks of vacation

Position Descriptions:


  • NSOP Student Chair will prepare all aspects of the orientation program in conjunction with the Student Life office & the Dean of Studies office, as well as serve as liaison to other organizations and offices involved with the orientation program.
  • Coordinate day-to-day work of other committee members and oversee the development of the orientation theme, media, communications, and strategy in conjunction with Student Life staff.
  • Applicants should have experience managing groups and projects.

Student Leader Coordinator

  • Student Leader Coordinators directly support and interact with Crew Chiefs (CCs) and Orientation Leaders (OLs) throughout week of NSOP.
  • Student Leader Coordinators are responsible for the hiring process of CCs and OLs in conjunction with the Student Life staff, as well as planning CC and OL training during the spring semester and prior to the beginning of orientation.
  • Student Leader Coordinators are responsible for assigning new students to orientation leaders.
  • Applicants should have experience working with spreadsheets and databases.

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

  • Marketing & Communications Coordinator should have experience with social media use, specifically: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and various blogging platforms.
  • Applicants should also be comfortable with photography, videography, and editing.
  • Coordinator will support committee members and staff on various projects including advertising NSOP as a whole, marketing specific events, sending out written communications to staff and students, working on the GuideBook app, managing production of printed materials and documenting various components of NSOP.
  • Experience with Photoshop and/or InDesign is desirable.

Events Coordinator (2)

  • Events Coordinators implement all Barnard-specific orientation activities, as well as serve on joint-program events such as the New York City event and Community Forum.
  • The Event Coordinators work on a variety of programs, both academic and social- specific programs will be assigned to each Coordinator by Student Life staff
  • Applicants should have experience developing and implementing a range of programs.

Hiring Timeline

  • Monday, November 24th: Application goes live
  • Sunday, February 1st @ 11:59pm: Application closes
  • Friday, February 6th: Group interviews
  • Monday, February 9th- Friday, February 13th: Individual Interviews
  • Monday, February 16th: Notifications sent out
  • Friday, February 20th: Deadline to accept offer

Apply here: http://goo.gl/forms/u2SZXA2Koc

Check back for information on Crew Chiefs and Orientation Leaders at the beginning of Spring Semester 2015