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LISU Peer Mentor Position Description

Leadership ISU 

Fall 2020 Peer Mentor Position Description

Leadership ISU is a non-resident Learning Community focused on personal and leadership development. This community is partnered with Leadership Studies and the LD ST 270 course, a three-credit course designed for students who want to learn more about leadership and get involved on campus. This interactive experience teaches students about leadership and resources available to help them succeed at ISU. LD ST 270 is one-part lecture and one-part small-group discussions. The clusters of students are facilitated by peer mentors.

Peer Mentors assist learning community members in achieving the following outcomes:

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Understand and Appreciate Diversity
  • A Variety of Leadership Skills

Qualifications:

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum Cumulative grade point average of 2.7
  • For Undergraduate Peer Mentors, preference will be given to students previously enrolled in LD ST/CL PS 270 or other Leadership Studies Course, previous involvement with LISU, or junior/senior status. Other qualified applicants will be considered.
  • Experience with student organization leadership positions, leadership opportunities, and campus involvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of campus resources relating to personal and leadership growth
  • Self-motivation
  • Must be available to attend Peer Mentor training session and weekly Peer Mentor meetings

Responsibilities:

Peer Mentors for Leadership ISU Learning Community will have the following responsibilities:

  • Arrange weekly academic, social, or leadership activities
  • Attend weekly meetings with the learning community coordinator
  • Help students become familiar with university resources
  • Facilitate group activities and discussions in a supportive and inclusive environment
  • Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer students to appropriate university resources, as the need arises
  • Be available for formal and informal interaction with the students in the program
  • Be prepared and timely for class and class meetings
  • Give clear and constructive feedback to students
  • Attend other periodic meetings with Learning Community including training in April/August and a course wrap-up in December

Compensation

$10.00 per hour for approximately 5 hrs/week

Application Process

The application to be a peer mentor can be found on the Leadership ISU Website at sac.iastate.edu/lisu.  Following review of all applications, interviews will be scheduled with those individuals whose applications pass the screening process.

Questions about the peer mentor position or the application process should be directed to:

Erica Swanson

Student Activities Center

1560 J-East SOS | Memorial Union

erswan@iastate.edu

515-294-4354    

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