iLEAD Peer Educator

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

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. 15 students will be selected for role.

Major Duties

Programming (25%)

  • Work with a team on individual campus to plan, promote, and facilitate at least one program per semester (in addition to the Welcome Back tables) in collaboration with campus departments. Programs typically include Fresh Check Days with Counseling Services, Wellness Pop-ups, Career & Professional Development Days, and others related to student success.
  • Incorporate focus areas into programming such as health and wellness, mental health, diversity, academic mindset and success, and personal development.
  • Communicate regularly and attend meetings during the fall and spring with your campus team to plan programs and share information.
  • Attend iLEAD outreach programs that your group plans or assist with for your campus

Outreach (50%)

  • 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
  • Host Welcome Back tables during the first week of classes for your campus each fall and spring semester.

Training (25%)

  • Complete NASPA’s Certified Peer Educator Training online
  • Complete in-person MGA Resource Training in August or September.  
  • 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 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.


  • 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 point of contact 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
  • 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 May 2 for priority consideration.  If spots are still available, we will accept applications again until June August 1.   

  • Complete the online application.
  • Applicants will be contacted for a Microsoft Teams interview with the iLEAD Peer Educator Committee in May and June. Training for the leadership roles begin in July and August.
  • Questions? Email us at
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