Job Opportunity: Sociology Peer Advisor

February 08, 2019

Interested in a future career in education, school counseling or student services?

Want to gain experience as a college/university advisor while helping your fellow students? 

Apply to be a Peer Advisor in the Sociology Department!
We currently have one paid position available in Spring quarter for a Sociology Peer Advisor. There is also potential for this position to continue in the 2019-20 academic year, so we are seeking a student who is open to continuing next year as well. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering an advising career in the future. Please review the information below as well as the job position posted on the Career Center website, ER #11242. Apply by February 21st. 
Spring Quarter Sociology Peer Advisor Position Details:
  • Employment dates: 4-1-2019 to 6-13-2019
  • In addition to the position, the Peer Advisor will be required to enroll into a 2 or 5 unit independent study to complete trainings, readings, and assignments related to advising
  • $12/hour
  • 10 hours per week + additional time for the 2 or 5 unit independent study
  • Be Sophomore or Junior standing
  • Be declared in the Sociology BA, and have completed all lower division major requirements
  • Be in good academic standing, and expected to maintain good standing for duration of employment
  • Available to continue position in the 2019-20 academic year if the position were to be extended
  • Have interest in education, school counseling/advising, or student services

Duties of the position include:

  • Advising students on major/minor requirements, including Sociology BA, Sociology w/ GISES concentration, Combined LALS/SOC, and GISES minor
  • Answering questions on sociology policies and procedures
  • Holding drop-in advising hours
  • Assisting with the undergraduate advisor's drop-in hours and appointments
  • Creating academic plans
  • Assisting students with enrollment and course selection
  • Reviewing academic advisement reports
  • Referring students to campus resources
  • Processing student records and forms
  • Updating and maintaining databases
  • Replying to emails and phone calls
  • Maintaining department forms and handouts
  • Representing the sociology department during various events
  • Assisting undergrad advisor, department staff and faculty on day-to-day tasks as well as larger projects
  • Attend trainings and meetings
  • Other office and advising related administrative tasks
For further information, contact Undergraduate Program Coordinator Tina Cossaboom at tboom@ucsc.edu.