Leadership Positions & Opportunities

If you want to take your college experience up to the next level, consider applying for one of the leadership opportunities available at John Muir College!  You'll gain valuable experience and have a great time working with fellow Muirons!

House Advisor (HA)

House Advisors develop residential communities within the Residence Halls and Apartments of John Muir College.  HA's help create a living-learning community that is respectful, fun, safe, and conducive for out-of-classroom learning. HAs possess and develop leadership, counseling, and confrontation management skills. HAs are compensated with Room & Board on the JMC campus.

Questions? Contact the Residential Life Office!

First Year & Transfer Orientation Leader (OL)

Orientation Leaders assist the Academic Advising and Student Affairs staff with Freshman, Transfer, and Family Orientation programs. During these programs OLs welcome new students and their families, answer questions, facilitate group discussions, and act as tour guides. OLs play a crucial role in promoting Muir’s philosophy while introducing student life at the college. The OL position requires some summer and pre-fall quarter time commitments and is a paid position.  Applications are posted on our home page and in Muir Words, so keep an eye out for them!

Muir Peer Program

Muir Peer Program (MPP) - Show incoming first year and transfer students what being a UCSD and Muir student is all about. Give guidance and build friendships!

Leadership Retreats

Interested in developing your leadership skills? During this all-day retreat you will have the opportunity to sit in on workshops with topics such as, interviewing, career planning, and much more! You will also get a chance to meet seasoned leaders to get advice on how to successfully organize, plan, and publicize a program/event.

Email Coordinator of Student Activities, Haley Lomax, for more information.

Leadership Awards

Muir College has a proud tradition of recognizing the achievements or our student leaders through a variety of awards bestowed yearly at our Spring Leadership Brunch.  Below is a list of our past winners!


Alumni Award

Chips Dreilinger Award

John L Stewart Award

Oceanids Award

Patty Mahaffey "Green" Award

PJL Diversity Award

Emerging Leader Award

Susan Smith Award

College Leadership Award

Muir Organization of the Year