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Pace University Student Peer Leader PLV Fall 2022 in New York, New York

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

When applying, please think about the contributions you can bring to the Peer Leader position and how you would help your UNV 101 instructor build a supportive and inclusive community. To be considered, please submit both the written and video response.

If this would be your first time serving as a Peer Leader, please submit a 3-minute video responding to the following prompts:

(1) What inspires you to become a Peer Leader?

(2) List 3 challenges new students face as they transition from high school to college.

(3) What qualities do you currently possess that will help welcome first-year students to Pace and encourage them to engage in their UNV 101 class?

(4) How would you promote and encourage students to utilize resources available at Pace?

If you have already served as a Peer Leader in a prior semester, please submit a 3-minute video responding to the following prompts:

(1) Why you would like to return as a Peer Leader?

(2) List 3 challenges you noticed students struggle with during their first semester and the strategies you employed to assist them as they transitioned to Pace.

(3) Tell us about how you helped to create a sense of community among students in your UNV 101 class.

(4) Share a prior activity or discussion you led in your UNV 101 course. How would you improve the activity or discussion?

A few tips for your video:

• Set your camera horizontally (landscape).

• Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes

• Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video.

• Make sure you are centered, in focus, and well-lit.

• Speak clearly

Since some video file sizes may be large, you can submit your video via a YouTube link or through another file sharing service

Posting Details

The student positions posted on this careers site are available ONLY to Pace University Students (all campuses)

If you are NOT a Pace University student, your candidacy cannot be considered for student employment.

However, please know that all candidates interested in employment at Pace University are eligible to apply for all staff and faculty positions.

Posting Summary

Position Title Student Peer Leader PLV Fall 2022

Position Number AP2045

Status Part Time

Executive Provost/EVP Academic Affairs

Division Assoc Provost for Student Success

Department First-Year Experience-PLV P2045

Primary Campus/Site PL - Pleasantville Campus

Work Mode

Grant Funded? No

Position Summary

This Peer Leader position is open to undergraduate students on the Pace University Pleasantville campus.

On behalf of the Office of First -Year Experience ( FYE ) at Pace University, you are invited to apply for the University ( UNV ) 101 Peer Leader position for the Fall 2022 semester!

UNV 101 is a course for first-year Pace students to help ease the transition into college. UNV 101 introduces students to college life at Pace and plays a role in the social and academic adjustment period for new students.

Peer Leaders play an integral part helping new students get acclimated by acting as role models both inside and outside of the classroom. This is an experiential learning position that requires Peer Leader participation in the classroom. The Peer Leader works with an assigned faculty member for the UNV 101 course and assists that instructor with connecting an assigned cohort of first-year students to Pace, educating them with the tools to succeed, and helping them to feel cared about and part of a UNV 101 community. Peer Leaders act as peer mentors for their UNV 101 students for their first semester. In addition to assisting with welcoming students to campus, Peer Leaders will present programs to enhance academic success, and provide appropriate support and guidance to first-year students. Peer leaders will also play an important role in helping all new students to develop a Pace Path Plan to make the most of all that Pace has to offer. The position is supervised by the Office of the First-Year Experience ( FYE ).

Applicants must be full-time Pace undergraduate students attending the Pleasantville campus.

Position Duties

General Responsibilities:

  1. Co-facilitate one section of UNV 101 in collaboration with a First-Year Instructor/Advisor

  2. Initiate contact with students after Orientation, get to know them, and maintain contact throughout the fall semester

  3. Promote enthusiasm for Pace events appropriate for UNV 101 students.

  4. Collaborate with other peer leaders, student leaders, UNV 101 Instructors, and FYE to welcome new students to Pace, help with move in, help with bulletin boards, and participate in convocation.

  5. Help UNV -101 instructors set up the classroom, take attendance, conduct presentations, facilitate icebreakers and group team-building exercises, and reset the classroom after class.

  6. Guide and assist all students to submit Pace Path Plans on the Pace Path webform.

    1. Prepare presentations offering the student perspective on topics of the class with guidance from the UNV 101 instructor and FYE .
  7. Motivate all students of the UNV 101 class to submit all assignments and in-class worksheets/exercises to the UNV -101 instructor via the Classes platform or preferred modality of the instructor.

  8. Participate and assist the instructor with the technology of the course: zoom, Pace Portal, the Classes platform, Excel, Microsoft Word, the Pace Path Web-form, the Pace website, Power Point, Scheduler Explorer, the student views of the registration platform, and email.

Student Outreach:

  1. Create a personal connection with each student in your cohort by knowing their first and last name, major/career path, interests, campus involvement, and concerns about college

  2. Outreach to students throughout the semester to ensure that they are successfully transitioning to Pace academically and personally

  3. Assist students with questions and concerns and be able to refer them to the correct department

  4. Promote the use of academic success skills and related resources such as the library and Learning Commons

  5. Encourage involvement in campus events and organizations

  6. Meet with each of your students individually at least twice during the semester

  7. Discuss any concerns you may have about a student with your assigned First Year UNV 101 Instructor and as appropriate the First Year Experience/ Office of New Students and Transitions Offices.

  8. Make sure all students understand how to access and effectively use technological resources of the class such as Pace Portal, zoom, the Classes platform, Pace email, Scheduler Explorer, the Registration Platform, Power Point, Microsoft Word, and the Pace Path Web-form.

Leadership:

  1. Serve as an example of what it means to be part of a scholarly community by actively participating in learning both in and out of the classroom while demonstrating an appreciation of Pace’s commitment to diversity and academic integrity.

  2. Participate in training throughout the year to develop skills in classroom facilitation, presenting, fostering connections, and leadership

    Position Qualifications

-Must be a full-time Pace PLV undergraduate student with at least one completed semester at Pace by the position start date

-Must have a 3.0 GPA before the Fall 22 semester starts and maintain this grade point average through the duration of the position

-Must be available to arrive 5 min early and participate in every UNV 101 class meeting, in person and virtually, for the entire Fall 2022 semester

-Must be available to work two additional hours a week outside of the two hours of UNV 101 class time (in the First-year Experience Office, New Student & Transition Office, preparing with the UNV 101 instructor, and /mentoring as needed)

-Must be available for Peer Leader Training tentatively scheduled for summer and one week before the fall semester starts

-Must be available before classes start to assist with creating welcome bulletin boards, helping with new student move in day, participating in the pre-convocation UNV 101, attending convocation, and promoting the Week of Welcome events.

-Available to attend Peer Leader meetings

-Peer Leaders must be free of any current University judicial sanctions at the date of application. Additionally, Peer Leaders must remain in excellent disciplinary standing throughout the period of employment. Random judicial sanction checks will be done at the discretion of the Office of First-Year Experience. Past judicial history will also be a factor in the hiring process

-Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom, the Classes platform (Brightspace), Pace Portal, Scheduler Explorer, the registration platform, and the Pace Path Web-form.

-Must be able to handle confidential information in a discreet manner

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-Reliable and patient with guest presenters, students, and faculty

-Ability to take initiative

-Ability to both work independently and as part of a team

-Strong presentation, customer service, and organizational skills

-A desire to help new students navigate Pace successfully

-A dedication to learning about and sharing all the opportunities Pace has to offer

-Ability to thoroughly guide students working on the assignments of the class, registration, and their Pace Path Plan.

Work Hours

All Fall Peer Leader Candidates participate in late spring and summer Training Days. Fall Peer Leaders participate in training days in May, the summer, and early fall. Peer Leaders work approximately two weeks where they meet all their students outside the classroom for 10-15 minutes each, and 13 weeks where they are in 30-60 minute preparation meetings with their UNV 101 instructor and 85 minutes in class.

Summary List

Training

Ongoing Peer Leader Training Meetings

Class Meetings

Take attendance in the Classes platform and present topics from a student perspective each week

Assist with class ice breakers, team builders, demonstrating student screens as needed, and assist with sharing information/resources to help students understand the content of the class

13 weeks in class 85 min per week

Preparation time with faculty

13 weeks x 30min approximately

One on one mentoring meetings

2 one on one meetings with each student, one at the beginning of the semester, one later in the semester

Estimated 15 min per week for 13 weeks-Send students information and respond to students throughout the semester

follow up with students with email, group chat, IM, check-in meetings, texts, Classes communications, or calls as needed

Compensation: All UNV 101 Peers receive a stipend of $400 for their work, including all training days, UNV 101 course-related work, peer mentoring, pre-convocation, convocation, move-in day assistance, bulletin board work, and assistance welcoming and helping new students during the Fall of 2022, to be paid by the Human Resources Office.

Minimum Hourly Wage

$400 for the Fall 2022 Semester

Maximum Hourly Wage

$400 for the Fall 2022 Semester

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Stu01426P

Job Open Date 05/27/2022

Job Close Date 06/30/2022

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicant

When applying, please think about the contributions you can bring to the Peer Leader position and how you would help your UNV 101 instructor build a supportive and inclusive community. To be considered, please submit both the written and video response.

If this would be your first time serving as a Peer Leader, please submit a 3-minute video responding to the following prompts:

(1) What inspires you to become a Peer Leader?

(2) List 3 challenges new students face as they transition from high school to college.

(3) What qualities do you currently possess that will help welcome first-year students to Pace and encourage them to engage in their UNV 101 class?

(4) How would you promote and encourage students to utilize resources available at Pace?

If you have already served as a Peer Leader in a prior semester, please submit a 3-minute video responding to the following prompts:

(1) Why you would like to return as a Peer Leader?

(2) List 3 challenges you noticed students struggle with during their first semester and the strategies you employed to assist them as they transitioned to Pace.

(3) Tell us about how you helped to create a sense of community among students in your UNV 101 class.

(4) Share a prior activity or discussion you led in your UNV 101 course. How would you improve the activity or discussion?

A few tips for your video:

• Set your camera horizontally (landscape).

• Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes

• Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video.

• Make sure you are centered, in focus, and well-lit.

• Speak clearly

Since some video file sizes may be large, you can submit your video via a YouTube link or through another file sharing service

About the Institution

Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 students in more than 150 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace University empowers its students and positively impacts its communities.

AA/EEO Statement

Pace University is committed to achieving full equal opportunity in all aspects of University life. Pursuant to this commitment, the University does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived sex, gender or gender identity; race; color; national origin; religion; creed; age; disability; citizenship; marital or domestic partnership status; sexual orientation or affectional status; genetic predisposition or carrier status; military or veteran status; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking; or any other characteristic protected by law federal, state or local law, rule or regulation.

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Pace is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University’s Safety and Security department publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which can be accessed here (https://www.pace.edu/sites/default/files/files/security-emergency-management/annual-security-report/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report.pdf) . The report contains information on security policies as well as crime and fire statistics for the University.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Are you a full time undergraduate Pace University student attending the Pleasantville campus?
  • Yes

  • No

    • What is your UID number (University Identification Number)?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Please mark your preferences for the School/Program/Major focus of the UNV 101 s you hope you are considered for.
  • Honors

  • CAE/ Pace Plus

  • Dyson Undecided

  • Seidenberg

  • Lubin

  • Education

  • Health Science

  • Nursing

  • Dyson Science

  • Dyson Media Communication

  • Dyson Psychology

  • Dyson Other

    • If you were not able to be selected for your ideal choice of UNV 101, what Schools, Majors, focuses would you like to be considered for as your second and third choices?

(Open Ended Question)

    • List the top 5 attributes that describe you and will help you to succeed in this position.

(Open Ended Question)

    • What three things will you do to help new Pace students feel welcomed and valued?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Have you been a Peer Leader at Pace before?
  • Yes

  • No

  • If yes, what is the name of the UNV 101 instructor you worked with?

(Open Ended Question)

    • If we are able to order short and long sleeve cotton t-shirts, what t-shirt size should we order for you?

(Open Ended Question)

    • Are you interested in being considered for the spring 2023 Peer Leader position that runs on Fridays from 10:35 am -12:00 pm?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Are you interested in being considered for the Spring 2023 Peer Leader position that runs on Fridays from 2:55 pm - 4:20 pm?
  • Yes

  • No

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Media File

    Optional Documents

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