Peer Leader Application 2020
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2020 Peer Leader Application

Job Title: Peer Leader
Work Schedule: Varies between summer, fall, and spring
Wage/Salary: $10 per hour
Employment Start Date: Summer 2020
Employment End Date: Spring Semester 2021

Job Description: Orientation & First Year Transition Program

The Orientation and First Year Transition Program is designed to provide students with a Peer Leader who is available to guide them through their first year transition into college. The new student orientations each summer are developed for students and their families. Orientation is a two-day overnight introduction to college life at MSUB. Orientation is designed to provide an early, on-campus experience to both academics and student life. While orientation is not in session, the leaders continuously reach out to first year students, acting as guide posts to assist them in a successful first year of college. The Peer Leaders are an integral part of this program and work closely with new students, their families, faculty, and staff to provide students support in their transition to college.

Peer Leader Timeframe:
Peer Leader training and duties officially start May 11, 2020. The training schedule will be released in advance. Prior to May 11th, Peer Leaders may be asked to attend a Peer Leader team meeting; dates to be determined. Training and mandatory meetings are paid.

Time commitment:
Peer Leaders are required to attend all orientation sessions; including overnight stays in residence halls during two-day orientation events. The two-day orientation events where students need to be available and stay overnight are:
June 4th-5th
July 9th-10th
July 23rd - 24th
August 6th – 7th

Peer Leaders are also needed on the Wednesday afternoon prior to each summer Orientation date listed to assist with preparation. Peer Leaders are required to participate in additional Orientation events and welcome week activities.
Peer Leaders are required to work a minimum of 5 hours a week during non-orientation weeks. There are opportunities for Peer Leaders to work more than 5 hours a week and up to 40 hours per week, pending schedules, for students who want part-time or full-time employment over the summer.
Peer Leaders will continue with their role as peer mentors throughout the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. One of the major roles as peer mentors is outreach to students during scheduled outreach hours and participating in A&SC 111 First Year Seminar classes. Participation in A&SC 111 classes is designed to build relationships with students to help increase their success in their classes and transition to college. As a peer mentor, students will work five hours a week during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Additional hours are negotiable. Peer Leaders will also be required to attend bi-weekly meetings.

Benefits of being a Peer Leader:
• Compensation of $10.00 an hour
• Make a positive difference for first year students
• Develop peer leadership skills
• Form lasting relationships with faculty, staff, and other Peer Leaders
• Gain an amazing experience to include on resume

Essential Qualifications:
• Must be a current Montana State University Billings, including City College, student
• Good university and academic standing
• Possess excitement and pride for Montana State University Billings
• Desire to learn about and explain aspects of university life
• Strong interest in helping students and their families make a positive transition to college
• Exhibit leadership potential and a commitment to the mission of Advising & Career Services, Orientation, and Montana State University Billings
• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse group people
• Ability to problem solve, manage conflict, and remain flexible under pressure
• Full commitment to and participation in the Orientation and First Year Transition Program
• Must show a positive attitude and strong work ethic
• Ability to work without direct supervision and use good judgment to make decisions


• Develop relationships with first year students as a peer mentor
• Connect with first year students to guide them through their first year transition
• Serve as a peer mentor and participate in A&SC 111 First Year Seminar classes
• Support students in the registration process
• Collaborate with other offices on campus to inform students of campus services and opportunities
• Provide tips, tools, and resources for major and career exploration
• Coordinate mass emails, texts, and mailings and materials in preparation and follow up related to orientation events
• Reach out to students using D2L, Facebook, emails, and texts
• Plan ice-breakers and social activities during Orientation
• Assist with events related to registration opportunities


Applications need to submit a Completed Peer Leader Appliction and Current Resume no later than

Friday, February 28th, 2020!!

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