Undergraduate Advising Center

Apply Now- Peer Success Coach Positions

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DUTIES AND EXPECTATIONS: 

  • Participate in mandatory training/ retreat during the summer
  • Assist in success workshops
  • Implement a coaching model that will address all issues inside and outside the classroom
  • Assess students’ current practices and suggest ways to improve
  • Serve as role models, support, and give the student a sense of belonging
  • Provide one-on-one sessions, reflection, and hold students accountable
  • Help students achieve meaningful and measurable goals
  • Provide individualized plans specific to academic and personal goals
  • Connect students to faculty, staff, and/or departments
  • Be a resource for students to communicate problems when faced with challenging situations
  • Maintain notes and/or other required documents

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Possess a positive attitude and passion for helping others
  • Able to help students identify barriers to academic, social, and personal success
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills including: face-to-face communication, email etiquette, and referral to on campus resources
  • Ability to encourage, build relationships, and motivate others
  • Understanding and support of the goals and philosophies of the UAC
  • Ability to work in a team and to be flexible
  • Ability to multi-task while providing exceptional service

 

Terms of Employment & Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time student in good standing as defined by KU
  • Must be classified as a sophomore or higher by hours and years of attendance by the fall of 2015
  • Required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at time of application and throughout term of employment
  • Ability to communicate well, verbally and non-verbally
  • Strong ability to present to various groups of individuals
  • Ability to relate well with students, faculty, and administrators
  • Demonstration of responsibility, positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, team orientation, strong interpersonal skills, and high energy
  • Desire to learn about KU academic resources, policies, procedures, initiatives, and communities
  • If hired, must be able to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility
  • Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer students to appropriate university resources as needed
  • Maintain an academic relationship log of conversations with students
  • Meet regularly with the Program Coordinator

 

SALARY: $9.00 per hour minimum                                                    

REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator

TIME COMMITMENT: Bi-weekly for mandatory training and staff meetings, selected times in July or August for training/ retreat, selected times during 2015-2016 academic year, and approximately 8 hours per week during the 2015-2016 academic year.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To be considered for this position, candidates must (1) submit application online at https://jobs.ku.edu by 5 p.m., TBD, AND (2) Resume and cover letter


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