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Senior Peer Advisors

Students who have completed a full year (both semesters) as a Peer Advisor are qualified to apply for the position of Senior Peer Advisor.  As Senior Peer Advisor, you will be assigned to one freshman seminar and will work with that class for both semesters. Working with other Senior Peer Advisors, you will also assume a leadership position within the Peer Advisor cohort.

Senior Peer Advisors receive $1500 per semester, fall and spring, and are expected to serve 10-12 hours a week.

These are non-negotiable responsibilities for both fall and spring semesters. 
You should not apply if you are unable to fulfill any of them.

Senior PA positions include certain core responsibilities, but also vary each year depending on the decisions the Board itself makes. General responsibilities are as follows:

  • Be an enthusiastic participant and leader of LEAP and LEAP Peer Advisor events and activities. 
  • Be a PA in your assigned professor’s LEAP class. 
  • Participate in the online summer training and the training intensive held either in the week before school starts or during the first two weeks of school.  
  • Meet with the LEAP PA Coordinator once a month (these meetings usually take place during the normal PA meeting time in the week that the general PA meeting is not held). Coordinate with the other Senior PAs when necessary. 
  • Plan and lead three PA meetings and activities, including training, speakers, and announcements three times a month. 
  • Oversee GroupMe, Discord, Slack, or other chosen communication channels to aid in organizing and informing PAs. 
  • Oversee Project Management positions filled by PAs. 
  • Oversee semester fundraiser and service projects with PA Project Managers. 
  • Lead transition document creation and collection in April (this is an effort to have every PA write down what they did in their Project Management position as well as how they functioned as a PA with their assigned professor). 

The Search Committee is looking for Peer Advisors who have the following qualities to be Senior Peer Advisors: 

  • Does not have other employment and extracurricular responsibilities that will prevent them from spending a full 10-12 hours (during working hours 8am-7pm M-F) devoted to being a Senior Peer Advisor 
  • Has the ability to collaborate with other Senior PAs to create an energetic atmosphere in the PA meetings 
  • Has a strong sense of connection, creativity, and interactive fun 
  • Has a specific vision of how to make the LEAP experience better for both Peer Advisors and students 
  • Has served as a successful Peer Advisor  
  • Can reasonably commit to being Senior PA for the entire academic year 

LEAP Senior Peer Advisors must be full-time students (enrolled for at least 12 credits each semester) during their period of employment. 
Renewal for Spring Semester is dependent on satisfactory performance during Fall Semester.

Peer Advisors may obtain more information from

Dr. Jennifer Seagrave
LEAP Peer Advisor Coordinator
158 Sill Center

Last Updated: 6/9/23