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Leadership Opportunities

Leadership opportunities

Join the Mav Team

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) seeks a diverse group of mature and dedicated student leaders to support the mission of the DSA through various leadership roles. As a Mav Team member, you would have the opportunity to be a part of one or more of the following positions: 

  • Orientation Leader
  • Resident Assistant
  • Peer Mentor
Student Life

Mav Team Student Leaders

Mav Team student leaders are expected to have thorough knowledge and skills acquired through training and experience, and enthusiasm to share this information and support with Mercy College students. Selection to the Mav Team is a unique honor and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please review the position description for each leadership role below, and more information will be provided about the role you are interested in at the time of your application submission.
Orientation Leaders on the Rock

Orientation Leaders

The purpose of Orientation is to provide new students with the foundational and necessary information to transition successfully into the Mercy College community, from academic to social settings.  Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team who play a major role in facilitating the adjustment of a diverse group of first-year students, transfer students, and their families to the Mercy College community.  

  • Work in teams and as individuals to facilitate orientation sessions and activities for new students and their families 
  • Serve as a positive representative of Mercy College
  • Answer questions about social and academic aspects of College life 
  • Work closely with Orientation staff to develop, prepare, implement and evaluate Orientation programming 
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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are valuable members of the Office of Residential Life, serving as counselors, advisors, educators, and mentors for the duration of an academic year. The Resident Assistant (RA) is committed to developing an inclusive community that enhances and supports students’ academic, social, and cultural development. The RA will be responsible for enforcing and abiding by all College policies and federal, state, and local laws both on- and off-campus throughout the duration of employment. 

  • RAs will be expected to manage critical administrative tasks, including duty, incident reports, and programming documentation 
  • RAs serve as a positive representative of Mercy College to students and families and are expected to demonstrate good judgment, as well as be knowledgeable about campus resources
  • Develop and manage positive interpersonal peer-leader relationships with residents by having ongoing, engaging conversations, discussing and addressing student concerns and problems
  • Assess residents’ needs and interests to design and execute experiences that fulfill programming model requirements and enhance the social, educational, and personal development of residents, connecting them to the floor
  • Respond to personal crises and emergencies of residents with promptness, dependability, and in a manner that shows care and consideration
  • Actively encourage and promote involvement in all campus programs and activities 
Peer Mentoring Program

Peer Mentor Program

The mission of the Peer Mentor Program is to provide first-year and transfer students with a resourceful, supportive, and experiential transition into Mercy College all while cultivating relationships with student, faculty, and staff.  

Peer Mentors are students that we believe would be positive, resourceful, and supportive role-models to our new Mercy College students. Throughout the year, mentors and Mentees will build connections through monthly check-ins, programs, trips and other activities. Responsibilities in this role include but are not limited to: 

  • Attending training sessions and Mentor/Mentee group activities.  
  • Establishing relationships with your Mentee and being available to them throughout the academic year. 
  • Being knowledgeable about on-campus resources and providing support to your Mentee.
  • Complete at least 2 one-on-one meetings per semester.  
  • Assisting and leading Peer Mentor Program related activities, programs, and events.  


  • Current full-time student in good disciplinary and academic standing (min 2.75 GPA) 

  • Completion of at least 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring semester.
  • Availability without conflicting commitments for all training and specified event dates 
  • MUST be available for all Spring and Fall training dates
  • Represent Mercy, in positive and professional manner