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Peer Educator (new position)

A new grant-funded paid position is available through Prevention and Advocacy!

Prevention and Advocacy is seeking 6 student leaders who want to serve their community through undergoing training and conducting research around alcohol and other drugs on campus then actively share their knowledge with their peers through various marketing techniques. 

Are you seeking a job that will provide you solid work experience and skill development that will help you in your future career? 

While this position is open to any upperclassman at Ursinus, ideal candidates will be majoring or minoring in health exercise physiology, education, psychology, or marketing and have a passion for health and wellness. 

Are you seeking a paid position on campus?

This position requires 5-6 hours a week during the semester, pays $10/hour, and is open to students learning remotely or on campus. Ideal candidates will be willing to hold this position this fall and next spring - with a possible extension for the next academic year as well. 

Are you interested in becoming a Nationally Certified Peer Educator?

The 6 students chosen for this role will be certified as National Peer Educators through a national training program, done virtually this semester. It should take roughly 8-10 hours, self-paced, and the training is paid. The 8 modules are listed below and detailed here:

  1. Understanding the Power, Roles, and Characteristics of Peer Educators
  2. Understanding Change as a Peer Educator
  3. Being an Effective Listener as a Peer Educator
  4. A Peer Educator’s Role as a Responder
  5. Bystander Intervention as a Peer Education Technique
  6. Intrapersonal Applications of Identity as a Peer Educator
  7. Programming Strategies for Peer Educators
  8. Group Development and Moving Forward

Additional training content related to Ursinus and this specific role on our campus will also be provided.

Are you seeking a job that has a built-in mentor?

The 6 students selected for this role will meet weekly with the supervisor, Director of Prevention and Advocacy, to review personal and professional goals, discuss plans for tasks within the job, and assist with connecting the tasks and skills learned to their future career.


If you’ve answered YES to these questions - then APPLY TODAY!

 Job Description

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Applications are due by October 4, 2020 at midnight. Interviews will take place October 5th through October 9th and the position will begin October 12th.