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Center for Student Success

Join Our Team

Are you interested in joining our team?

The Center for Student Success offers the rare opportunity to serve as a student leader on campus in an academic capacity while supporting your leadership and interpersonal skills development - skills and attributes that are valued by employers, grad schools, and professional programs.

These paid positions include customized training in learning facilitation and ongoing reflective leadership practice, all within an inclusive, supportive environment.

We seek undergraduate students with empathy, patience, and a helping disposition who are interested in developing skills for college and career!

Join Us For a General Interest Meeting in the Center for Student Success (Old Main B106)

  • Tuesday, March 26 at 7PM
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 12:30PM
  • Thursday, March 28 at 7PM

What positions are available?

Peer Advisors (PAs):

Peer Advisors provide holistic, strengths-based support to fellow students in the areas of advising, registration, and college-level academic skills. Peer Advisors will provide academic coaching services in the Center for Student Success, drop-in advising support in Wooster, and academic residence hall initiatives.

Applicants for the PA Position must:

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be in good standing: no judicial or academic dishonesty charges
  • Be a current SUNY New Paltz undergraduate student
  • Be relatable to students who are struggling
  • Be able to effectively handle students’ issues and concerns
  • Reliability: Are you professional, punctual, and committed to helping fellow students succeed?
  • A respect for all people, diverse learners and learning styles, and a deep respect for maintaining student confidentiality and personal boundaries
  • You may not be a Resident Assistant during the time you are employed as a Peer Advisor.

Peer Advisor Application Materials:

Peer Advisor App- Fall 19

Peer Advisor Reference Form- Fall 19

 

Peer Subject Tutor

Work with small groups of up to 5 students to help them develop strategies and tools to support learning in one of our offered courses.  Encourage critical thinking, academic independence, and the progression of the learning process through questioning.

If hired for the position, students will be required to take a 1-credit training course during the first semester of tutoring. Satisfactory completion of the course and concurrent tutoring sessions allow peer tutors to work towards earning tutor certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

Fall 2019 Supported Courses: 

BIO 201 – General Biology I

BIO 320 – Genetics

BUS 201 – Financial Accounting

BUS 309- Statistics for Business and Economics 1

CHE 201 – General Chemistry I

CHE 318 – Organic Chemistry I

CPS 210: Computer Science 1 Foundations

ECO 206 – Microeconomics

ECO 207 – Macroeconomics

FRN 101 – 202- Elementary and Intermediate French

ITA 101 - 201 – Elementary and Intermediate Italian

MAT 120- College Mathematics

MAT 140 – Math for Elem Teachers I

MAT 152 – College Algebra

MAT 181 – Precalculus

MAT 241- Introduction to Statistics

MAT 251 – Calculus I

MAT 252 – Calculus II

MAT 260- Introduction to Proof

PHY 201- General Physics 1

PSY272- Introductory Psychology

PSY 275 – Psychology Statistics

SPA 101 – 202- Elementary and Intermediate Spanish

Applicants for a Peer Subject Tutor Position must:

  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at SUNY New Paltz
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at New Paltz
  • Have received at least a B+ in the course they wish to tutor
  • Have taken the course tutored in the past 3 years
  • Must be in good standing: no judicial or academic dishonesty charges
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, have respect for individual differences, and a desire to help others grow

Peer Subject Tutor Application Materials:

Peer Tutor Application- Fall 2019

Peer Subject Tutor Reference Form- Fall 19

 

Peer Writing Consultant

Work one-on-one with students at any stage of the writing process to help them build writing skills.  Whether brainstorming, outlining, or organizing a draft, peer writing consultants ask questions, suggest strategies, and introduce students to resources to help them grow and develop as writers.

If hired for the position, students will be required to take a 1-credit training course during the first semester of tutoring. Satisfactory completion of the course and concurrent tutoring sessions allow peer tutors to work towards earning tutor certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

Applicants for the Peer Writing Consultant Position must:

  • Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at SUNY New Paltz
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at New Paltz
  • Have a B+ in an English or Writing Intensive course from New Paltz
  • Must be in good standing: no judicial or academic dishonesty charges
  • Have a strong interest and ability in writing, respect for individual differences, and a desire to help others grow

Peer Writing Consultant Application Materials:

Peer Writing Consultant App, Fall 2019

Peer Writing Consultant Reference Form, Fall 2019

 

How do I apply?

The hiring process includes an application, two professor references, and an interview.

  • Applications are due between March 25 and April 5 at 12PM to the Center for Student Success
  • Reference forms are due to the Center for Student Success by April 10.
  • All applicants will be informed no later than April 12 if they were selected for an interview.

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Student Success at css@newpaltz.edu