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Position Title: Peer Academic Success Coach

Hourly Wage: $14.00

Weekly hours: 12 on average, additional hours during training

Purpose of the Position:

Project PROMESAS’ STEM Success Integrative Learning Community (LC) pairs two courses, UNIV 100 University Life and College Success (1 unit) and ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (3 units), into a four unit block of courses. The STEM LC is designed to help incoming STEM freshmen succeed in college by developing core college success skill sets (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making), improving their self-efficacy and developing resiliency and a growth mindset.

The role of the Peer Academic Success Coach (PASC) is to support the academic success of students as well as students’ success in navigating university life outside of the classroom. In this capacity PASCs serve as: student leaders of Project PROMESAS, liaisons between their faculty partner and students, peer mentors, co-curricular learning community leads, and student support services specialists.

PASCs are assigned to support a UNIV 100 course section. PASCs are expected to hold regular peer advising meetings with students, organize and engage students in co-curricular activities and events, and refer students to support services as needed. PASCs will regularly engage in leadership and professional development opportunities to facilitate the development of skills needed to be successful in supporting their faculty partner and students.

Position Requirements:

  • STEM major
  •  A minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application and maintained throughout the term of employment.
  • Be available to attend on a weekly basis a UNIV 100 course section.
  • Be available to schedule a weekly session outside of the UNIV 100 course time and organize student success content for each session.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to work with students in person, over the phone, and through e-mail.
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task and make efficient use of time.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to contribute to a team-oriented environment.
  • Basic computer and software knowledge including experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Service oriented.
  • Please note: Due to federal funding, the successful candidate must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Duties & Responsibilities:

IN CLASS – Course Support:

  • Partner with faculty to support student learning and development.
  • Facilitate student success activities.
  • Organize and possibly lead in-class workshops about student services on campus and learning resources.
  • Potentially co-facilitate group work including reflections and activities.
  • Monitor students’ basic skills and make referrals to student support services.
  • Provide regular peer advising and mentoring to assigned students
  • Assist with course assessment and project evaluation activities.

OUT OF CLASS/IN OFFICE – Support:

  • Throughout the academic year organize and facilitate monthly meetings with UNIV students in smaller learning communities called Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs).
  • Organize and share information about campus and community events with students.
  • Act as a liaison between students and Project PROMESAS.
  • Monitor academic progress of students.
  • Identify appropriate academic referrals for academic success.
  • Advise and mentor students during office hours.
  • Utilize office hours for class preparation and organization of DIG activities.
  • Conduct focus groups.
  • Track student participation.
  • Leadership development training for next wave of PASCs.
  • Assist with all Project PROMESAS and Student Academic Success and Equity Initiative events.
  • Prepare presentations, present at, and attend local/regional/national conferences.
  • Meet regularly with pro-staff and assigned faculty partner; and
  • Respond to email.
  • For the spring semester: Continue to communicate with students who were enrolled in the Fall UNIV 100/ ENGL 102 classes and provide coaching to those students; hold regular office hours; schedule monthly DIGs; and etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate status as junior or senior (as of fall 2020)
  • Began as a freshman at CSUCI
  • Bilingual

Other Notes: 

  • Orientation/Training during Spring/Summer 2020 Required.
  • Attend weekly team meetings throughout the semester. Attendance is required.
  • Fall 2020 Semester Working Hours: up to 12 hours a week during August 24, 2020 – December 18, 2020. Base hours are on average 12 per week.
  • Spring 2021 Semester Working Hours: up to 12 hours a week during January 25, 2021 – May 28, 2021. Base hours are on average 12 week.