Peer Success Leaders support first-generation and other underrepresented students on their path to graduate and professional school. Peer Success Leaders serve as peer advisors, instructors, and discussion leaders; orientation leaders; recruiters; and event and project coordinators, at a minimum. They support the educational goals of ACE scholars, engage students in all facets of the ACE experience, and help students maximize the resources of the program.
• Attend and co-facilitate the two-day ACE summer orientation and trip for newly admitted students in August.
• Co-facilitate the sophomore ACE courses: LIBA 1001 and LIBA 1002. Help lead discussions and class activities, and provide individual and group support to students.
• Present to prospective ACE students during information sessions and in classrooms, in person and remotely.
• Assist with special projects which may include the ACE newsletter, Bigs and Littles, and senior year experience. Also, help bridge connections among students across cohorts.
• Advise students on strategies and concepts that reinforce the content of the ACE courses.
• Give presentations to prospective students at ACE information sessions and class meetings. Follow up with students and encourage them to apply to ACE
• Communicate with parents/guardians and prospective students by phone or email, informing them about ACE and furthering encouraging students to apply for admission.
• Collaborate with ACE students (and residential staff, as needed) to coordinate monthly social engagements.
• Additional responsibilities as needed.
Peer Success Leaders must:
• Embrace the mission and philosophy of the ACE Program
• Be committed to serving first-generation and ethnically diverse students
• Be highly teachable and open to constructive feedback to grow professionally and personally
• Possess exceptional professionalism, initiative, work ethic, and character
• Possess or be willing to learn group facilitation, public speaking, and interpersonal skills to teach and form trusted relationships with students
• Be able to meet deadlines and balance multiple projects and activities of varying degree
• Be able to work efficiently on a team, as well as take initiative, be resourceful, and work autonomously.
• Attend two-day training on August 22nd and 23rd.
• Attend a full-day orientation and trip on August 24th and 25th.
• Be a junior or senior by fall 2023.
• Attend weekly sophomore ACE classes on Mondays, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, and 1 or 2 social engagements each month and be able to work 6-8 hours per week.