Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peer Advisor

DEPARTMENT – The Career Center
JOB TITLE – Peer Advisor
JOB TYPE – Campus Hourly or Work Study

• Help students who visit The Career Center achieve career success by providing one-to-one resume advising, facilitating practice interviews, leading workshops, and assisting with a career development course. Increase the Center’s visibility and impact on campus by speaking to student groups, creating new presentations, and completing projects with Center staff members.

• Conduct walk-in advising regarding resume and cover letter reviews with undergraduate students.
• Facilitate mock interviews with students.
• Facilitate and co-facilitate workshops on topics such as resumes, HuskyJobs, choosing a major, and internships.
• Present information about the Center, upon request, to student organizations, FIGS, residence halls, and other groups.
• Participate in campus outreach activities such as staffing informational tables at events.
• Occasionally run errands on UW campus.
• Provide backup coverage at the front desk; assist with greeting visitors to the Center; answer and direct phone calls, as needed.
• Make sure the Center’s lobby, front desk, and storage areas remain organized and clean.
• Help out with special events such as career fairs.
• Assist Center staff with special projects such as recruiting employer panelists, creating new workshops, producing online workshops, designing bulletin boards, etc.
• Complete assigned administrative tasks such as data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and processing mail.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Undergraduate or graduate student.
• Genuine interest in helping fellow students achieve success.
• Ability to communicate and connect with students from diverse backgrounds using a friendly and courteous attitude – both in one-to-one settings and group settings.
• Comfortable learning career-related information and presenting about it to groups of students.
• Capacity for tact, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
• Detail-oriented and conscientious when completing tasks.
• Committed to showing up for assigned shifts; reliable and dependable.
• Flexible, adaptable, and good team player.
• Enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to take initiative.
• Proven leadership, advising, or tutoring experience a plus.
• Sense of humor a plus.
• Have attended at least three quarters at the UW prior to start date, preferably.

• Must be available 10 to 19.5 hours per week, with significant availability between 10am and 3pm.
• Attendance at week-long training in late September prior to autumn term is required.
• $9.50 per hour.
• Appointment is for the 2011-2012 academic year, with possible extensions through the summer.

• Submit a resume and cover letter to: Briana Keller / The Career Center / Box 352810 / 134 Mary Gates Hall /Seattle, WA 98195
• Application deadline is May 24, 2011.