MOSAIC Peer Advisor
Title: MOSAIC (Making Our Space an Inclusive Community) Peer Advisor
One of the signature points of the MOSAIC Program is the utilization of Peer Advisors who play a critical role in connecting the classroom to the living room. 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 MOSAIC sections of University 102 will cover the traditional Univ 102 themes, but will focus on issues of diversity and social justice. 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.
1. Fulfill Job Responsibilities of a Univ 102 Peer Mentor
Team-teach University 102: First Year Experience. Help facilitate discussion addressing transitional issues, arrange panels, and assist with academic concerns and advising. Help integrate service learning into the curriculum.
2. Connect Classroom Initiatives to the Living Community
Prepare outside of class events to enhance the classroom learning in the specialized MOSAIC classes through social events and field trips. Meet one on one with students several times outside of class. Coordinate study groups and tutoring sessions.
3. Teach a One Unit Spring Semester MOSAIC Seminar
Develop the curriculum, determine day and time of course, create syllabus, and evaluate student success.
4. Coordinate with MOSAIC Block Curriculum Faculty
Maintain contact with core faculty to monitor student progress and keep informed of students' assignments and due dates by one:one meetings, email and phone.
5. Work Collaboratively With MOSAIC Community Service Advisors (CSA)
Communicate effectively with the CSAs to mutually build a positive learning environment for each MOSAIC resident.
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. Advanced knowledge of contemporary issues in regards to social justice and diversity. 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 17, 2015 from 3pm-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 MOSAIC program and diversity and social justice issues.
How to Apply for this Position:
1. Go to www.sonoma.edu/studentaffairs/leadership to access all job descriptions. Beginning November 3rd 2014, go to the same website to access and submit your online application.
2. Attend an Information Session.
3. Sign up for the Leadership Class, UNIV 238.
4. Submit all pieces of the online application no later than 4:30 pm on January 30, 2015. (This includes the letter of recommendation)
5. Sign up February 2nd-6th, 2015 on-line for individual interviews. Peer Mentor candidates are required to complete a comprehensive presentation during their individual interview.
Direct questions about the MOSAIC Peer Advisor position to the following coordinators:
Becky Young, Zinfandel AC, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office of Residential Life or Makayla Guild, Freshman Learning Communities Assistant Coordinator, email@example.com