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Master 1 Undergrad- International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL)

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Department: Global Initiatives
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Other

Job Title:

Master 1 Undergrad- International Peer Orientation Leader (iPOL)



Hours per Week:


Duration of Appointment:

May- August 2024

Job Summary: International Peer Orientation Leaders (iPOLs) are undergraduate or graduate students who assist ISSS with welcoming new international students to Miami University.
Essential Duties: Complete all training and respond promptly to emails regarding your schedule and work responsibilities;
Serve as a resource in answering questions about Miami University, the Oxford community, and life in the U.S.;
Connect new international students with university resources and introduce them to university policies;
Facilitate small group discussions about cultural adjustment;
Plan and facilitate orientation activities (cultural and/or recreational);
Assist with airport pick-up transportation and helping students move into the residence halls with their luggage;
Assist with document check, TB tests, and orientation sessions
Minimum Qualifications:

Enrolled full-time at Miami University as an undergraduate student
Completed at least one semester at Miami University at the time of application
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application
Preferably, have no other obligations during your employment as an iPOL. Tentative dates August 14-25, 2024.
Effective cross-cultural communication skills and cross-cultural sensitivity in working with students from diverse backgrounds
Ability to direct students to appropriate campus units or resources, and answer questions
Punctual, reliable, flexible and enthusiastic
Ability to proactively solve problems and take initiative to assist ISSS staff to improve the quality of orientation
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Excellent leadership, communication, and listening skills
Ability to plan and lead recreational activities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload your resume and cover letter. Contact Laura Desmond with questions.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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