OIS Counselor Application

The OIS Counselor job description (including the head counselor position) can be found below. Once you review the expectations you can apply online. (The application will be available in early 2013.)

General Counselors Expectations

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Be in touch with participants, as assigned, before arrival on campus
  • Help  with arrival logistics including OIS check-in and assistance with luggage
  • Participate in ALL orientation activities during program
  • Play an active role in development and implementation of evening programs
  • Serve as a mentor/buddy to the new students during OIS and beyond
  • Oversee the well being of all participants


  • Attend OIS informational/training session at end of Spring semester, date and time TBA
  • Program dates for participants from August 20-23
  • Counselor Arrival
  • Temporary rooms available to Counselors on Friday August 17
  • Mandatory arrival by Saturday August 18 at noon to begin training and preparations

Head Counselor Expectations

Head Counselor Application

  • Two head counselors will be selected to lead the program generally through an interview process
  • Fill out the on line application and be sure to complete the last two questions
  • You will be contacted for an interview upon review of the applications

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend planning session with Ann and Monica in April
  • Lead information/training session for counselors before summer recess
  • Play a major role in the architecture and implementation of the program
  • Help in the decision making process about OIS 2011 activities
  • Organize pre-arrival  Facebook site and other pre arrival communication
  • Assist in the administration and organization of all program details and activities
  • Have a significant presence at all events
  • Serve as role model for the counselor group, setting the tone of enthusiasm and responsibility.


  • Both head counselors need to be available to work at OISS a week before orientation begins, arriving on campus by August 13
  • Housing arrangements for that period need to be made by the individual