Apply to Be a Student Leader

Welcome to the Student Leadership Selection Process!

Juilliard’s leadership positions provide students with a great opportunity to build leadership, communication, and advocacy skills, develop your ability to work within a team, foster confidence, help others, create community, and form relationships with your peers across Juilliard’s three divisions. We are pleased that you have taken the time to consider one of these leadership positions. Whether you become an Orientation Leader or a Diversity Advocate, we believe these important leadership positions will supplement your artistic and academic pursuits by providing you with challenges, successes, group interaction skills and personal growth opportunities.

How to Apply

To be considered for a student leadership position, you must do the following:

  1. The 2023-2024 online application will is now open. Complete the online application by January 31 at 11:59pm.
    • This includes a resume and essay questions.
  2. Attend the Group Interview Process on February 12. You will be assigned to a morning or afternoon group interview process timeframe.  We will also be holding interviews on this day.  Additional information will be available when you submit your application.
    • If you are unavailable on February 12, please note this in your application and someone will be in contact with you about how to make up this portion of the process.    
  3. Have an interview with professional staff members during designated times. You will be emailed a link to sign up for your interview time.

We expect to send out offer letters by end of April 2023. All student leaders who accept their offers will need to attend a spring training workshop. Information will be provided by the supervisor of your position when your Spring workshop will take place.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Affairs via email [email protected].

Campus Activities Board (CAB)


The Campus Activities Board (CAB) functions as a student‐run programming board with advisement from the Office of Student Affairs. CAB works collaboratively to develop and plan programming to enhance student life for the Juilliard community. Through social and educational programs, outings, and larger campus traditions, CAB works to increase community on campus. CAB is responsible for planning both small and large campus‐wide events throughout the year.

Diversity Advocate (DA)


Diversity Advocates (DAs) work with the Office of International Advisement to address issues of diversity and inclusion which impact the Juilliard community. Through cultural and educational programs, community forums, and informal interactions, DAs work to educate the larger campus community on issues pertaining to diversity, culture, internationalism, and social justice. DAs help to create a safe space in which potentially sensitive or uncomfortable issues can be discussed and addressed while also creating an environment in which diversity and culture can be celebrated and enjoyed.

First-Year Experience Coach (FYE-Coach)


First-Year Experience (FYE) Coaches work with incoming first-year, first-time students over the summer and throughout the fall semester to assist in their successful transition to life at Juilliard. FYE Coaches will facilitate virtual community-building activities, and provide opportunities for new students to meet and interact with new peers prior to Orientation. During the fall semester, FYE Coaches assist with the implementation of Discover Juilliard: First-Year Experience, a required 1-credit course for all first-time college students. The course is designed to introduce students to the Juilliard community and fundamental resources designed to support their personal growth and artistry. FYE Coaches work with an assigned faculty mentor to facilitate group activities and discussions. They develop meaningful relationships, gain practical mentorship experience, and develop a holistic understanding of their own mentorship style.

International Ambassador (IA)


An International Student Ambassador (IA) is a student that is committed to international programs and awareness, distributing knowledge about one’s own culture, and welcoming new international students and families to Juilliard. You will be working closely with international students; new and returning, other student leaders, as well as the members of the Office of International Advisement (OIA). This position reports directly to the Associate Director of International Advisement.

Orientation Leader (OL)


Orientation Leaders (OL) work with new first‐year undergraduate and graduate students during their transition to Juilliard. The OL is a student leader who closely assists new students and their families to become acclimated to The Juilliard School, College Life, and the larger New York City community. OLs are role models, advisors, mentors, but most of all, they are students who care about the growth and development of incoming students. Orientation Leaders will participate in comprehensive training to gain skills necessary to serve as a resource for students and family members.

Resident Assistant (RA)


The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives on an assigned floor in the Meredith Willson
Residence Hall and serves as a role model, peer counselor, resources and referral person, advocate, policy enforcer,
programmer and leader for residents on the assigned floor. The RA assists with daily emergency coverage rotation. The
RA also plans and implements social and educational programs. The primary goal of the RA position is the development
of an environment conducive to the academic, artistic and personal growth of residential students. The RA reports to
the Assistant Director of Residence Life.

Resident Assistant Job Description