Here at St. Ambrose, it is important to us that students develop intellectually, socially, and physically to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. In order for students to succeed, it is vital that they can successfully build relationships, achieve academically, and maintain wellness.
Do you possess the following characteristics, skills, or knowledge?
• Ability to make connections with others: faculty, staff, and students
• Act as a positive role model for first-year students
• Not afraid to speak in front of the class
• Awareness of campus resources for all students
• Time management skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information
If the above describes you, please apply (.docx) for the New Student Seminar Peer Assistant Position. This will be a great leadership opportunity to add to your resume. The position pays (.docx) a minimum wage of $7.25/hr.
What is New Student Seminar? New Student Seminar is an extended 10-week, one credit, pass or no pass orientation course for first-year students. The purpose of New Student Seminar is to help new students make a successful academic, personal, and social transition to St. Ambrose University. This course aims to instill in SAU students a sense of academic community, to effectively convey the expectations of being a college student in the liberal arts tradition, to facilitate thoughtful exploration of interests, majors, and careers, and to expose students to educationally purposeful activities in and out of the classroom.
Peer Assistant Job Description: The peer assistant's role is to act as a student co-instructor with a full-time faculty or staff member for the New Student Seminar course. After the peer assistant undergoes new student seminar training, he or she will be able to help their assigned New Student Seminar instructor create tasks for students as it relates to the course learning outcomes and objectives. Job duties and responsibilities may include class lecturing, class preparation, making photocopies, filing papers, correcting assignments, and facilitating classroom discussions. The peer assistant must carry out all duties as assigned by the instructor. Additionally, all peer assistants must attend all New Student Seminar classes, which meet for 75 minutes twice a week for 10 weeks.
How to Apply:
• Please see the extended Peer Assistant Job Description (.docx) to make sure you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications.
• Fill out and return the application (.docx) to the office of First Year Experience, Ambrose Hall 317 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Submit a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position (see the Career Center if you need help with your cover letter)
• Turn in the names and contact information of three professional references (previous employers, staff or faculty member, or professor)
Have you met an outstanding staff or faculty member who goes above and beyond to make sure that you are transitioning well into SAU and campus life? If so, let us know! Nominate them for an Outstanding Faculty or Staff award by emailing us at FYE@sau.edu.