Become a Peer Advisor!

Become a Peer Advisor!

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand and provide accurate information regarding the curriculum, graduation requirements, university and college policies and procedures.
  • Assist incoming and continuing freshmen with appropriate course selection during registration periods.
  • Inform students about campus resources and when to use them.
  • Serve as a mentor to freshmen and sophomores, answer student questions, assist with phone and email outreach, schedule advising appointments, lead group workshops, and conduct one-on-one meetings with students.
  • Monitor and document peer advising contacts with students.
  • Assist students in gaining decision-making skills and assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.
  • Treat students with respect and address their needs seriously and with confidentiality.

     

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively engage with peers, students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment and ethical behavior.
  • Desire to assist students with their transition to college.
  • Ability to work as a team member and to be flexible.
  • Have between 15–60 credits earned, passed all CUNY Assessment Tests, and have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.
     

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Must attend the mandatory training sessions.  Summer: July 31st - August 3rd from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Winter: January 2018 (exact date TBD) from 9:00am-5:00pm.
  • Must commit to one full academic year and be evaluated annually.
  • Minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.
  • Assist with advisement and registration year round, including winter and summer session.
  • Will be expected to attend staff meetings and bi-weekly meetings with Senior Mentor.
     

PAY

  • Peer Advisors are paid $12.13 per hour for a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Other opportunities for additional hours during registration and other college-wide events may be available throughout the academic year.