This is an experiential learning position that requires participation in the classroom and work with an assigned faculty member for University 101, a course to assist students in their transition to college. Peer Leaders will mentor and assist incoming Pace students, facilitate classroom discussions and activities when directed by the University 101 faculty member, and be an overall resource for new students at Pace. The position is supervised by the Office of First Year Experience.
- Attend and be on time for every UNV 101 class meeting
- Model responsible student behavior for first-year students
- Perform course related duties as assigned by the UNV 101 Professor
- Maintain reliable communication with the UNV 101 Professor
- Collaborate with the UNV 101 Instructor in both planning and implementing activities, events and lesson plans
- Contribute to and help guide class discussions
- Prepare for and engage guests speakers from various offices on campus
- Assist students during the advisement and registration period as needed
- Help introduce students to the Pace Path and Pace Path webform/4 Year Planning
- Maintain weekly email contact with students in the UNV 101 class
- Check the Pace Pulse and other campus list servs for event announcements and campus happenings to share with students
- Be available to students outside of the classroom (within reason)
- Refer students to appropriate campus resources
- Attend mandatory peer leader trainings organized by the Office of the First-Year Experience (including mid-year PL check-ins and one individual check-in meeting with FYE staff)
- Participate in Pre-Convocation and Convocation the day before classes begin
- Assist the First-Year Experience Office as needed by distributing important communication, such as events, programs, academic info, surveys, etc. to first-year students
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Strong Communication Skills
- Strong Presentation Skills
- Organized and efficient manager of time and responsibilities
- Creative thinker
Peer Leaders are required to attend each University 101 session throughout the semester and meet with their faculty members regularly to plan for each sessions. Peers are expected to spend about 2 hours outside of classes emailing and contacting students and will be required to meet at least once individually with the FYE Experience Office.
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.
From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.