Learning Community Peer Leader Positions

Primary Responsibilities

Peer Leaders within the Learning Commons are upper-class students who provide academic support and mentorship and facilitate Learning Community (LC) meetings throughout the year.  Peer Leaders are responsible for leading Learning Community meetings each week with content focused on the First Year Target Learning Areas, planning and implementing social events for LC students, and providing individual and small group mentoring. Peer Leaders attend weekly meetings, have weekly office hours, and develop lesson plans to meet the needs of their students. Peer Leaders must have experience and the academic background needed to address the academic needs and interests of their students. An important role of Peer Leaders is collaborating with faculty, advisors, organizations, and others to give students a high quality LC experience that prepares them for subsequent academic accomplishments.

Qualifications

Competitive Peer Leader applicants will:

  • Have completed at least one full year at UC
  • Hold minimum of sophomore status
  • Maintain minimum of a 3.0 cumulative UC GPA
  • Be able to dedicate up to 8 hours each week to the position (fewer than 24 hours of on-campus hourly employment across all positions)

Reference Requirements

For the application, you must submit at least 2 references.  Students should solicit references from individuals who have seen the student’s academic, leadership, and interpersonal skills. 

References can be from faculty, staff, advisors, previous/current supervisors, and/or Peer Leaders.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.

Questions?

Contact the Learning Commons Front Desk at (513) 556-3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact.