FYRE Peer Mentor
FYRE Peer Mentors are returning student leaders who are trained in campus resources and academic support services. FYRE PMs will be assigned to work with a cohort of first-year students living in mixed population halls to deliver the FYRE programming model. FYRE Peer Mentors will work collaboratively with Faculty/Staff Associates to plan and implement theme programs that relate to the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC). FYRE Peer Mentors begin work with training on Friday, August 23, 2013, and may move into their on campus housing assignment on Thursday, August 22, 2013.
FYRE Peer Mentor responsibilities
- Provide leadership for a cohort of 30-35 first-year students in 1-4 residence halls within close proximity.
- Plan and implement six (6) ICC theme related programs each semester in collaboration with a Faculty/Staff Associate.
- Plan social 1-2 social events with the cohort group each block. Collaborate with RA(s) when possible.
- Hold individual 1:1 meetings with FY cohort students, twice in the fall, and once in block 3. The purpose of the individual meeting is to talk about transition to IC, academic progress, and to answer any questions about college living and campus resources.
- Attend a weekly staff meeting for ongoing training and information sharing.
- Participate in Opening weekend August 24-25, 2013. Assist with residence hall check in and move in, and greeting students and families.
- Bring students to fall welcome events including Convocation, the First Year Reading Initiative, Dr. Maura Cullen, and the first year featured speaker.
- Recruit students for and attend FYRE Tradition events including: Amazing Race program, opening football game, and end of year celebration (FYRE Ball or Moving Up Ceremony).
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include: Sophomore or higher class standing; Previous experience as a student leader, including but not limited to, Resident/Apartment Assistant, Orientation Leader, Student Government and RHA, Diversity Peer Educator, or Student Leadership Consultant; Experience with event/program planning; and ability to work autonomously. Previous experience with FYRE or first-year experience programs is preferable. Current RAs are not eligible for this position.
This position will be paid $9.50 per hour, up to 10 hours per week. During opening week August 25-31, 2013, Peer Mentors may work up to 20 hours given the demands of move in and opening week events.
Recruitment & Application Process
|FYRE Peer Mentor Position posted||Friday, August 2, 2013|
|Application priority deadline||Friday, August 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Review of applications/Interviews||Monday, August 12 – Thursday, August 15|
|Position Offers||Friday, August 16, 2013|
|FYRE Peer Mentor move in||Thursday, August 22, 2013|
|FYRE Peer Mentor Training||Friday, August 23, 2013|
Submit a letter of interest and resume, with the names and contact information of two references, by Friday, August 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m., to Ron Trunzo, Associate Director of Residential Life & Judicial Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org. Due the quick timeline, priority will be given to applicants who are available to begin working on August 23, 2013. Applications will be accepted beyond August 9th as needed until all positions are filled.