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.
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.
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.
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.