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Become A CLA Peer Advisor

Fall 2017 PAs

We are seeking self-motivated, detail oriented and friendly Peer Advisors to help the CLA Advising Center make a difference and support student success!

Job Title:

CLA Peer Advisor (PA)

 

Department:

College of Liberal Arts Advising Center, Dean’s Office

 

Position Type:

Part-time student assistant

 

Compensation:

$11 per hour; Federal Work Study accepted

 

Hours:

Hours per week will be set each quarter around class schedules,

Hours will be an average of 8 hours/week and range each quarter 4-10 hours/week; between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm (some evening work opportunities)

 

Supervised by:

Sabrina Canady, Lead Academic Advisor

(with additional guidance from our Associate Dean, Professional Advisors and Lead PA)

 

 

Job Description

 

Role and Responsibilities

The CLA Advising Center employs motivated student leaders as Peer Advisors (PAs) to assist CLA students with academic advising and registration. PAs are expected to:

  • Represent the College and University in a professional, responsible and respectful manner
  • Greet and check-in students who visit the CLA Advising Center
  • Respond to daily email and phone demands, including advising questions, appointment requests and campus resource referrals
  • Help CLA students to understand General Education and major requirements
  • Assist students with understanding their Degree Progress Report (DPR), AP & IB transfer credit, PolyProfile & PolyPlanner
  • Assist Freshman and Sophomore students with general academic planning
  • Understand and communicate University and College academic policies and procedures
  • Understand and communicate CLA academic curriculum requirements
  • Act as an informed resource for CLA students for matters related to PASS and registration
  • Assist students with reading and interpreting Assist.org for transfer credit
  • Guide students in identifying the many academic success resources available at Cal Poly
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Advisors to support the Advising Center’s mission

 

Qualifications Requirements

  • College of Liberal Arts student
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Able to work independently with a responsible, self-motivated and proactive work ethic
  • Resourcefulness
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 and remain in good academic standing during duration of employment
  • Must be enrolled at Cal Poly in a minimum of 6 units

Training Commitment

Selected PAs must be available for mandatory trainings held during Spring quarter:

 

  • Training with supervisor, weeks 3-8 (3 hours, twice per week; day and time TBD) ​​​​​
  • University Wide PA training: TBD, one half day in mid-April (likely a Friday afternoon)
  • AND the Mon, Tues & (possibly) Wed prior to the start of Fall 2018 (which begins on a Thursday)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work for at least the full 18-19 academic year, possibly beyond

 

Online Applications due: Friday, Feb 9th at 5pm

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1235227/CLA-Peer-Advisor-Application

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