10018194 iLead Peer Educator

Student Application
School/Department: Center for Career and Leadership Development
Primary Location: Multiple Locations
Position: Student
Job Type: Part Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled
Description:

Job Summary: iLEAD Peer Educators provide programming and confidential peer-to-peer mentoring to connect students to resources that increase persistence in college during challenging times.  Peer Educators will serve as a team for the Macon, Cochran, Eastman, Dublin, or Warner Robins campus. 25 students will be selected for role.

Major Duties:

Programming 

  • Work with a team on individual campus to plan, promote, and facilitate at least two programs per semester in collaboration with campus departments who provide student support services that impact student persistence and success in college.
  • Incorporate focus areas into programming such as health and wellness, mental health, diversity, academic mindset and success, and personal development.
  • Communicate regularly and attend biweekly meetings during the fall and spring with campus team to plan programs and share information.
  • Attend iLEAD outreach programs planned for your campus

Outreach 

  • Share campus resource information with peers, friends, and classmates to increase student engagement and use of services
  • Attend and assist with campus/university events in order to connect and refer peers to resources.
  • Market specific iLEAD programs for your campus as well as other resources through a variety of methods including Presence/MGA Knight Life, social media, class announcements, and casual peer interactions

Training 

  • Complete NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator Training online
  • Complete in-person MGA Resource Training in August
  • Complete ongoing trainings throughout the fall and spring semester.

Knowledge Required by the Position

  • Knowledge acquired through NASPA Certified Peer Educator training, which is to be completed before official duties begin in late August
  • Knowledge of being a student at MGA as well as applicable student resources and services
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; self-motivated.
  • Exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and helping skills in order to assist their peers with accessing campus resources.

Supervisor

  • The iLEAD Peer Educator coordinators (Director of Center for Career & Leadership Development, Coordinator for Student Leadership Programs, and a representative from Student Affairs) as well as the campus advisor for the student’s particular group will work directly with the ILEAD Peer Educators to provide advisement and guidance.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Current MGA student in good academic and community standing who has completed at least one full fall or spring semester in the previous year at MGA
  • Availability to complete 30 hours of training and service to the iLEAD program over the fall and spring
  • 2.7 GPA or higher. Students with a lower GPA can submit a letter with the name of a faculty or staff member who would support their application.
  • Must be registered for classes at MGA for the upcoming fall semester and plan to be enrolled in the following spring
  • Interested in working with a diverse student body and learning about other cultures.

How to Apply:
To apply, students complete the application by July 11 for priority consideration.

Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates.
Student Application

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D