Opening days leaders

Information Sessions

We encourage you to attend OD leader information sessions (information and Q&A) along with the other student leadership positions. Information can be found around campus (Toilet Paper, Today@Willamette, and posters) with date, time and location. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the position and have any questions answered.

Time Commitment

Spring: Opening Days leaders will be expected to participate in three one-hour training sessions across March and April.

Summer: Leaders are expected to keep in contact with their OD group, get to know their partner, and complete any tasks for their assigned committee.

Fall: Opening Days leaders will be required to attend Fall training and the Opening Days program prior to the beginning of the Fall Semester (August 16-28, 2023). During this time, the responsibilities outlined in the position description must be the top priority of Opening Days leaders.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Meals at Goudy August 16-28, 2023
  • Early on-campus move-in
  • Leadership Award ($500)


  • Opening Days Coordinator
  • Opening Days Leadership Team
  • Student Engagement & Leadership Professional Staff


  • Commitment to full participation throughout Opening Days training and program. This commitment includes attendance at all Opening Days activities, whether or not you are coordinating that particular activity.
  • Thoroughly prepare small group sessions with your partner. Facilitate these sessions with new students regarding academics, student life, registration procedures, adjustment to Willamette, etc.
  • Participate actively in your assigned Opening Days committee and in the planning of scheduled events. Complete all tasks assigned by the Opening Days Leadership Team or Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with your Opening Days group throughout the summer to personally welcome them to Willamette and answer any questions they may have.
  • Other duties that might be assigned by Opening Days Coordinator, Leadership Team, or Student Engagement & Leadership staff.

Qualification Standards

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with staff, faculty, and students.
  • Successful clearance of a conduct record inquiry by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 during employment.
  • Serve as a role model to other students, upholding Willamette University’s Student Code of Conduct and other stated policies.
Willamette University

Student Engagement and Leadership

Putnam University Center, Second Floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6463 voice
503-370-6407 fax

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