Family Orientation Student Leaders

family orientation leaders


Application for Summer 2024 is now closed.

Position Description:
If you are looking to spend your summer developing your leadership skills, being part of a dynamic team and welcoming incoming families, consider being a Family Orientation Leader through New Student Services. As a Family Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to help families as they navigate through Family Orientation.

Duties and Functions:

  • Serve as point of contact for incoming families during orientation sessions  
  • Provide excellent customer service to incoming families, their students, and the University community  
  • Assist with prep work prior to each session in order to prepare for our families  
  • Assist with the set up and clean-up of certain spaces throughout the duration of Family Orientation 
  • Assist families with navigating campus and buildings 
  • Lead campus tours   
  • Assist with implementation of all orientation activities for our families

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • The ability to communicate effectively with families, university community, colleagues, & supervisors  
  • A desire to work and interact with family members  
  • The ability to receive critical performance feedback and work with peer leaders & supervisors to improve  
  • Experience providing excellent customer service   
  • The desire to serve as an ambassador for The University of Texas at Austin  
  • The ability to be reliable, flexible, responsible, confident and willing to learn about the UT community  


Family Orientation Leaders are expected to exemplify the University’s Code of Conduct:   

The core values of The University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the university is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community. 

FOLs will:  

  • Attend and fully participate in training (included in dates below) 
  • Work from May 13 – July 20, 2024
  • Be prepared for an early morning start time on the day of Orientation (6am) 
  • Perform assigned duties with enthusiasm and display a willingness to help  


FOLs will receive an hourly rate of $12.00.