2016-2017, 2018


  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 past-semester and cumulative GPR and continue to be in good standing with the University
  • Must be attending Clemson in the Fall of 2017
  • Must NOT enroll in a Summer Session I course. Mini-mester coursework may be taken at the discretion of the Associate Director, and with proper communication and planning.
  • Must enroll and participate in EDC 3900 (Ambassador leadership and training course) for Spring 2017
  • I understand that if any extracurricular activity and/or employment interfere with my ability to successfully carry out my duties, then said activity and/or employment shall be terminated
  • I understand that if the Team Leader position interferes with my ability to successfully carry out my academic priorities, the Team Leader position/responsibilities may be terminated
  • A background check


  • Includes similar responsibilities of the Orientation Ambassador role but more autonomy, authorship and accountability
  • Serve as a role model for Orientation Ambassadors by displaying authentic leadership qualities, styles, and perspectives
  • Facilitate positive and progressive team development; via holistic strategies including professional development, peer-to-peer mentoring, and active challenge and support in all job responsibilities and experiences  
  • Serve as a role model for the Orientation Ambassadors team and all new students by displaying the responsibility and maturity of an upperclassman and young professional
  • Assist in preparation of orientation activities in collaboration with New Student and Family Programs professional staff
    • Recruitment of Ambassadors during the months of September, October and November 2016
    • Ambassador team interviews (group and individual)
    • Chair and Coordinate an Orientation Ambassador committee (e.g. Research and Design, Logistics, SROW, Morale)
    •  Collaborate with the Associate Director in new projects, ideas, activities, and learning activities for the Orientation Ambassador team
  • Acquaint new Orientation Ambassadors with the demands of the leadership class, group activities, attitudes and expectations, trainings, and formal job responsibilities
  • Perform reasonable logistical tasks/assignments needed to make Orientation successful
  • Demonstrate professional behavior in class, training, and throughout the orientation program to the Ambassadors
  • Demonstrate mature and professional management/supervision of peer Ambassadors
  • Facilitate small group discussions with other Team Leaders and Orientation Ambassadors
  • Assist with and be present at the January Orientation, prior to the start of the Spring semester
  • Assist with other programs dedicated to new students in the fall and spring semesters
  • I understand I must show proof of US citizenship or legal resident status to be a Clemson University employee


  • I understand that I will be paid a stipend not to exceed $2,500 for my appointment as an Clemson University Orientation Team Leader
  • Gain significant leadership, management, and programing experience
  • Make dynamic and meaningful impact on fellow team members and their Orientation Ambassador experience
  • Establish life-long friendship with fellow staff
  • Spend the summer in Clemson with free on-campus housing and various orientation program meals provided
  • Practice and improve your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent career experience for your professional development and résumé
  • A great opportunity to build professional and social networks
  • Create strong connections with Clemson University staff, faculty, and administration

Application process

  • Application is open August 22, 2016
  • Applications are due September 5, 2016 at 5:00PM

Interview Process

  • Interviews will occur September 12-16,2016
  • Interviews will tentatively require a formal presentation on a topic related to new students, the college transition, and the multicultural/inclusion topics
  • Interviews will include the Associate Director of New Student and Family Programs - Student Leadership, Graduate Assistant, and supporting NSFP staff (no more than five interviewers will be present).