Peer Advisors

PEER ADVISOR        (Fall 2019/Winter 2020)

Number of people needed: Multiple Positions Available (minimum 6-8 required)                                        
Position Type: Volunteer

Peer Advisors are University of Regina students who volunteer to assist their peers to be successful academically and identify resources and strategies to ensure they achieve their goals.  They participate in on-going training in order to provide individualized peer advice on topics such as (but not limited to) academic skill development, transition from high school, student engagement opportunities, the UR Guarantee Program., and act as peer mentors to students enrolled in the U-Turn program.  As a Peer Advisor, you will be expected to work with new and continuing students to address any challenges they may face while enrolled in a University of Regina program and identify the appropriate service referrals, when necessary.  Through this opportunity, Peer Advisors will gain knowledge and experience in the areas of public speaking, leadership, communication, problem solving and networking.  Ideally students selected for this volunteer position will be available from September 4 – April 9 (Fall and Winter terms).


Requirements

Minimum UGPA

70%

Credit Hours Completed

Minimum 24 credit hours

Enrolment

Full Time Undergraduate or Graduate
(Part-time Graduate Student would be considered)

Other Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who are either currently registered in the UR Guarantee Program or those who have successfully completed the program


Responsibilities

Time Commitment

Up to 5 hours per week


Volunteer Responsibilities

• Guide students in accessing the many academic and non- academic supports available at the University of Regina, and provide referrals where necessary

• Provide support to students seeking to improve their academic skills in the areas of time management, reading, note taking, and study strategies

• Provide support to students enrolled in the U-Turn Program. In this capacity you will be matched with up to 5 first year students who are on academic probation

• Act as a resource to students enrolled in the UR Guarantee Program assisting them to understand the program expectations, encouraging the timely completion of program requirements, and helping them to access engagement opportunities

• Attend mandatory training sessions including: an intensive training session prior to the start of the Fall term (late August 2019), and bi-weekly training sessions as scheduled throughout the year

• Participate in the planning and execution of a number of
  promotional activities to create awareness of Peer Advisors

• Administrative duties associated with this position may include,but are not limited to, data collection and regular reporting of peer advising sessions, communication with various Faculty and Service Units, monitoring and responding to inquiries received via the Peer Advising email, and other basic administrative duties as assigned

 

Experience Outcomes

Students in this role will…

Be given opportunities to develop proficiencies in the areas of: recruitment, team meetings, and promotion

Leadership Ability

Demonstrate strong reasoning and problem solving skills as they assist students in their navigation of campus; find ways to support their academic success through engagement and the development of strong study habits; provision of referrals to the appropriate resources as needs are identified

Problem Solving

Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills through the facilitation of programming relating to academic success and the UR Guarantee Program.  Communication may be on an individual basis or in a group setting.

Communication Skills

Gain confidence in their ability to speak in public to a variety of audiences

Public Presentation Skills

Develop networking skills through interaction with various Faculties and Service Units in order to develop an understanding of campus resources and ensure students are linked up to the appropriate supports as required

Networking

 

Timeline

Application Deadline

August 9, 2019

Personal Interviews

Ongoing as candidates identified

Decisions Made

August 20, 2019

APPLICATIONS:

Fill out the SSC Student Employment Application Form and submit your resume and a minimum of two references to student.success@uregina.ca