Pre-Major Peer Advisor (Part-Time)

Pre-Major Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors will work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Student Success Center (SSC) and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisors will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisors simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will participate in group advising sessions as well as serving students by providing one-on-one advising.

Responsibilities:

  • Helping students to navigate and gain awareness of the UW Bothell’s registration processes and policies, general degree requirements, and the Areas of Knowledge
  • Guiding students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW Bothell such as DARS, MyPlan, and academic support services
  • Providing appropriate referrals to departmental advisors and campus offices (such as Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, etc.)
  • Supporting students with course scheduling and suggesting meaningful alternatives when first choice courses are not available
  • Preparing and facilitating academic support workshops focusing on the exploration of majors, registration, and pre-professional preparation
  • Completing assigned administrative responsibilities: data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and creating marketing materials  
  • Learning, understanding, and interpreting Federal, State, and University rules and regulations
  • Peer Advisors may be asked to develop a background of a specific advising area, such as Pre-Health, Pre-Engineering or Business, by working closely with professional UW Bothell advisors
  • Special Projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Good academic standing
  • Completion of three quarters at the UW Bothell prior to start date
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff  
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality  
  • Resourceful, reliable, flexible
  • Highly motivated and independent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 90 credits completed by the end of Spring Quarter 2017
  • At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, Student Affairs, Student Success Center, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position, etc.)
  • Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations

Time Commitments:

  • Able to work approximately 7-10 hours/week during academic year and Summer
  • Able to work as needed during Winter, Spring and Summer Orientation programs

Hours and Compensation:

  • $15.00 an hour while employed
  • A maximum of 7-10 hours per week

Period of Appointment: Winter 2017 through Spring 2017

Supervision and Training:

  • Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by PRE-MAJOR Academic Advisor Kathy Mitchell with assistance from other PRE-MAJOR Academic Advisors and departmental Advisors
  • Training and Staff Meetings: Attend weekly staff meetings
 
Apply:
 
Submit resume and cover letter to agonza3@uw.edu
 
Applications Due By January 31
 
Contact:

For additional information, please contact Pre-Major Academic Advisor Kathy Mitchell: kmitchell@uwb.edu