Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team of diverse undergraduate student leaders whose primary responsibility is to assist new students and their families with their transition into the Texas State Community and Bobcat Family. OLs serve as resources, facilitators, presenters, and official representatives of the NSO Program and Texas State University. We encourage you to learn more about the role below as you consider applying for the job.

Being an OL is for Everyone

There is no cookie-cutter version of an Orientation Leader. We are looking for a diverse group of students who are ready to ensure the next class of Bobcats has a great experience as they step into their time at TXST! Use the button below to apply.


Do you know a dynamic student that would be an outstanding Orientation Leader? We encourage you to nominate them today! This will ensure that nominated students receive personalized communication through our application process. Nominations accepted year round.

Compensation & Benefits

Orientation Leaders will receive the following:

  • $8.25 per hour, with eligibility for overtime* in the summer,
  • On average, a work schedule of 2-5 hours a week in the spring and 40 hours a week in the summer,
  • On-campus housing and a supplementary meal plan, including a limited amount of Dining Dollars throughout their stay in on-campus housing,
  • A branded polo, jacket, and several staff t-shirts,
  • Travel, lodging, and meals paid for by NSO, with the exception of meals during travel for events like the NSO Retreat,
  • Access to the Student Recreation Center throughout the summer,
  • A lifelong family and network of Texas State peers!

*Overtime will be any hours worked that exceed 40 hours in the week.

Desired Qualifications

We will be looking to select candidates who:  

  • Positively represent the student experience at Texas State University,
  • Exhibit excellent leadership skills,
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse group of people,
  • Exhibit a commitment to the mission of NSO at Texas State University,
  • Adhere to a strong code of ethics,
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal and group presentation skills,
  • Possess the following personal qualities:  
    • Mature, Motivated, Responsible, Enthusiastic, Shows Initiative, People-Focused, and Goal-Oriented.

Requirements to Apply 

To be eligible, each candidate must: 

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student at Texas State University, 
  • Have completed at least two (2) semesters at Texas State University before the Summer semester,
  • Maintain good academic standing at Texas State University and possess a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 by the end of the Fall semester,
  • Maintain good standing with the Code of Student Conduct at Texas State University,
  • Meet all eligibility requirements for employment, as stipulated by Texas State University,
  • Be able to lift boxes up to 35 pounds and move materials throughout campus.