World Campus Peer Leader

    University park, PA
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    Penn State World Campus seeks to hire undergraduate students as part-time wage employees to serve as Peer Leaders for the One Lion Squad pilot program. This initiative designed by Penn State World Campus Student Affairs provides academic and co-curricular support to new undergraduate Penn State World Campus students. Serving in a para-professional role, Peer Leaders will lead a small squad of new World Campus students engaging in activities to equip students with confidence, resources, and knowledge to succeed in both academic (e.g. course success) and co-curricular ways (e.g. identifying way to get involved and learning how to build connections in the online environment).

    Time commitments and responsibilities for the Peer Leader position include dedicating four hours a week to facilitate the OLS program with new students for 17 weeks in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. All of the peer leader responsibilities can be completed remotely with virtual training hours scheduled in early August. Facilitation includes delivering program content, weekly participation in discussion boards and leading regularly scheduled synchronous discussions. Some of these hours may include dedicating time to prepare/facilitate activities, outreach to students, support for co-curricular opportunities, and attending meetings. Peer leaders will be trained to use a facilitator guide to connect with students online through a variety of activities, co-curricular opportunities, and academic success tools.

    To be qualified for this position applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
    • be a registered undergraduate Penn State World Campus student (registered in a minimum of 3 credit hours each
    • semester and must have completed 3 credit hours)
    • authorized to work in the United States;
    • available in late Summer 2020 for training (select dates will be provided) and in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for facilitation of the program;
    • be in good judicial and academic standing (GPA of 2.5+) with the University;
    • have a demonstrated value for diversity, inclusion and serving others.
    Strong candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and also;
    • be in good judicial and academic standing (GPA of 3.0+) with the University,
    • have demonstrated peer-to-peer or student leadership experience, have positive recommendations from previous work/volunteer experience;
    • have experience working positively with diverse groups and people,
    • have demonstrated high self-management skills and accountability.
    In addition to completing the online application, please complete and upload the One Lion Squad Supplemental Application form

    Additional information on the position, as well as the expectations and benefits can be found in the OLS Supplemental Information Document


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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255616Posted: 2020-05-21