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Leadership Opportunities

Orientation Leader

Qualifications, Roles and Responsibilities

The Center for Student Development and Campus Activities will select a group of mature, dedicated and energetic undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing Orientation programs for the summer. Orientation Leaders serve as resources for students who are making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University. Orientation Leaders are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about the University acquired through training and experience. They must be interested and skillful in sharing this information with Orientation participants. Selection to the team of Orientation leaders is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.


  • Exhibit leadership potential and experience
  • Good academic standing, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75
  • Good judicial standing with no current serious judicial sanctions
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the University
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students and their families.
  • Must be open minded and willing to step outside of their comfort zone
  • Willingness to identify, connect, and retain students of Pace University
  • Demonstrated desire to learn about the University's community, programs, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated record of flexibility, responsibility and willingness to assist others
  • Have the skill to manage tasks
  • Have the ability to speak publicly in front of large groups of people
  • Be an Ambassador on behalf of the University
  • You must be registered full-time undergraduate student in Fall 201 8

Roles And Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in training sessions in the spring and summer of 2018.
  • Supervise activities while living among new students attending Orientation sessions.
  • Serve as a positive representative of the University to new, transfer and international students and their families.
  • Facilitate new, transfer and international students' introduction to the University by maintaining open and effective communication techniques.
  • Promote interaction among new, transfer and international students during small group discussions, icebreakers, meals, and evening activities.
  • Answer student and parent questions about social and academic aspects of University life.
  • Facilitate small group interactions on various topics at Orientation.
  • Facilitate small activities for new students through direct involvement.
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Orientation Leaders and staff to develop, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Orientation programs.
  • Work closely with SDACA professional staff to assist and support all aspects of Convocation and welcome month programs for fall 2018
  • All Orientation Leaders are required to provide administrative support for the program by maintaining office hours each week, at the SDACA office.
  • All Orientation Leaders are required to actively participate in committee work and committee meetings pertaining to delegated orientation aspects.

Spirit Ambassador

Qualifications, Roles and Responsibilities

The Spirit Ambassador’s mission is to inspire school spirit by motivating the Pace community to embrace their inner “Setter”. We engage with the Pace community right from the start of the academic year by assisting with Weeks of Welcome, promoting the #PaceThursdays initiative, as well as planning and hosting innovative events throughout the year. 

Position Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Create fun and creative ways to promote Pace University spirit and pride to your fellow peers through social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) & marketing materials
  • Plan and facilitate a variety of programs, workshops, tours, and receptions as a part of the Weeks of Welcome offered during the month of September to get new students better acquainted with the University and NYC
  • Brainstorm and develop events for Spirit Week during the Spring semester
  • Directly interact with Pace students on a weekly basis on Thursdays during common hour (3:30 PM – 4:30 PM) to boost school spirit by tabling for the #PaceThursdays
  • Develop and demonstrate team leadership, responsibility and effective communication
  • Work closely and cooperate with other Spirit Ambassadors and staff to brainstorm, prepare, implement, and evaluate the Spirit Events
  • Report directly to Assistant Director of Orientation and Campus Activities
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to manage tasks and schedules
  • Exhibit leadership potential and experience
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members and students
  • Must be a full-time Pace University student and have completed at least one full academic semester at Pace University
  • Must have one full academic semester as a Setter Spirit Ambassador
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required (prior semester and cumulative)


  • Positively impact the Pace University community
  • Gain programming and event planning experience
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Create lasting relationships with fellow Spirit Ambassadors and supervisors
  • Opportunity to share your love and excitement for Pace University