FIG Peer Advisor
Title: Freshman Interest Group Peer Advisor
One of the signature points of the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Program is the utilization of Peer Advisors who play a critical role in connecting the classroom to the living community. Each FIG will have one Peer Advisor. This is a year-long commitment. In the fall, the Peer Advisor will be required to fulfill the role of a Peer Mentor in a specialized section of University 102, but also to set-up outside of the class field trips, events with faculty members and study groups. These specialized FIG sections of University 102 will cover the traditional transition themes of University 102, but will only be taught by a faculty member and the Peer Advisor. In the Spring, the Peer Advisor will be required to independently teach a weekly one-unit seminar. Peer Advisors must be available in late August and every Friday from 1-3pm for training for both Fall and Spring semesters..
Mature, self-motivated, quick learner, able to work with minimum supervision and in teams. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills needed. Extensive knowledge of the Sonoma State University campus and programs. Must be able to work with diverse populations. Satisfactory completion of University 238 course (B or better); A similar course of parallel gateway leadership experience may be substituted for this requirement; successful performance in a prior SAEM leadership position. Minimum cumulative, and semesterly, GPA of 2.75 at time of application and must maintain 2.75 GPA throughout hiring and employment. Must have the ability to be available in the residential community.
**Must also be available to attend Spring Pre-Service on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 1pm-6pm. This will entail MOSAIC Pre-Service and Peer Mentor Pre-Service
Minimum of 4 semesters completed at SSU by Fall. Basic knowledge of computers, SSU e-mail, and other campus computer systems. Knowledge of the FIG program.
How to Apply for this Position:
Direct questions about the FIG Peer Advisor position to the following coordinator:
Nolan Pfyl, Freshman Learning Communities Graduate Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org