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875 Perimeter Dr.
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Moscow, ID 83844-2431

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Peer Facilitator Position Description

Fall Semester 2013 

General Responsibilities 
Focus on Success (FS) Peer Facilitators assist new students in their transition to the University of Idaho by facilitating an 8-week, 1-credit extended orientation course with a Peer Facilitator partner for 15-20 new students. Peer Facilitators will assist new students discover campus, student resources, and make vital connections to the University of Idaho and their peers. 

Specific Responsibilities 
  • Plan and lead twice-weekly meetings of FS course, including preparation of group activities. 
  • Attend weekly Peer Facilitator staff meetings. 
  • Create a mentor relationship with new students in their FS section. 
  • Monitor new student progress towards completion of activities and overall adjustment to life as a UI student. This will include meetings outside of class time.
  • Maintain one office hour per week to meet with FS students. 
  • Read and evaluate writing assignments of group members. 
  • Keep accurate records of students’ attendance at class meetings and completion of course requirements. 
  • Uphold and support the Student Code of Conduct along with any applicable living group policies. 
  • Meet individually with the Director of Orientation Programming as often as every two weeks during the 8 week commitment to discuss progress. 
  • Participate in assessment functions.
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Junior or above (for fall 2013) with 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher. 
  • Pass a University of Idaho judicial record check with no or minor documented incidents. 
  • Able to serve as a role model who exemplifies strong academic decision-making and a balanced lifestyle. 
  • Leadership experience on the University of Idaho campus. 
  • Possess a positive attitude with the ability and desire to:
    1. hone leadership and group facilitation skills.
    2. organize and plan class meetings. 
    3. help new students adjust to life at the University of Idaho.
    4. share student expertise about attending the University of Idaho.
Desirable Qualifications 
Cumulative grade point average of a 3.25 or higher.
Teaching, group facilitation, and/or tutoring experience.

Benefits 
Peer Facilitators who successfully complete all duties will receive a scholarship* of $500, paid following the conclusion of the program in October 2013. Missing more than one class may be grounds to reduce pay. Those with three absences will be subject to dismissal. 

*Please note, federal financial aid regulations and university policy prevent Student Financial Aid  from allowing students to receive financial aid awards and university scholarships in excess of their cost of attendance for the academic year.  The cost of attendance includes actual tuition and fees, estimated costs for books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses and transportation.  Upon receipt of additional resources, such as Peer Facilitator scholarships, the amount of other aid (with the exception of Pell Grant) may be reduced or canceled to make room in a student’s budget for the new resource.

Required Training 
Training sessions will take place on: 
  • April 27, 2013 at 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Breakfast Included)
  • August 25, 2013 at 12-1:30 p.m. 
  • September 2, 2013 (Labor Day) at 4-7 p.m. (Dinner Included)
  • Thoroughly read the class text book by August 25, 2013.

Application Process 
First-Time Peer Facilitators 
  • Submit application by April 11, 2013 at 5 p.m. 
  • Strong applicants will be invited for an interview. These applicants will be contacted via phone to sign up for an interview. Interview attire recommended. 
Returning Peer Facilitators 
Submit application by April 4, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the Office of the Dean of students at orientation@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6757, or visit TLC 232.