PA Job DescriptionTERM OF EMPLOYMENT
- March 2014 through November 2014
- Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled in courses and present on campus during academic months at time of application and throughout the term of employment.
- Must be in good conduct standing with the College and be able to pass a criminal background check
- Must successfully complete the outlined application process.
- Participate in Peer Advocate Training beginning Block 4 and continuing through Block 8 and the week before New Student Orientation in August
- Actively participate in leadership training and campus information sessions
- Provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all new students
- Advise, lead, motivate, and evaluate a team of 10-15 Peer Group Members (PGM) during the New Student Orientation (NSO) program, provide them with information about Cornell, and involve them in activities after classes begin
- Attend NSO team meetings and functions after classes begin
- Complete required paperwork throughout Blocks 1, 2, 3 in academic year 2014-15
- Other duties as assigned
- Place the highest emphasis on role as Peer Advocate among co-curricular involvements throughout campus and remain committed throughout the term of the position
- Be familiar with Cornell College policies, procedures, and services provided to students on campus
- Abide by College policies and procedures
- Be able to influence, motivate, and lead a diverse group of people
- Be assertive, creative, responsible, flexible, and sociable
- Have a positive attitude and encourage positive attitudes of others
CHRONOLOGICAL OUTLINE OF RESPONSIBLITIES (outline is subject to change)
- Blocks 4-6: Initial Student Leader Seminar courses
- Blocks 7-8: Continuing Student Leader Seminar courses offerings
- Thursday, August 21 through Monday, August 25: NSO Staff Training
- Tuesday, August 26 through Saturday, August 30: New Student Orientation Week
- Blocks 1-3 plan, participate and encourage Peer Group Members to attend campus wide events
- Blocks 1-3 attend NSO Team Staff Meetings
- Block 3: Meet individually with each PGM
- Peer Advocates are awarded approximately $250 for their work in the form of student aid. Failure to carry out the duties of the position could result in dismissal and /or reduction of compensation.
- On-going evaluation and continual feedback will be practiced. A formal evaluation process, including assessments from Orientation Leaders and Peer Group Members, may be conducted in September and November.