Peer Leader recruitment for the 2024-25 academic year will begin Spring 2024. Check back later for more information on how to apply!

Peer Leader Recruitment

Support your campus community, build your resume and apply to be a Peer Educator today! Positions are paid and topic highlights include substance use education, mental health, and healthy relationships and sexual health. The complete job description is available on Handshake. Please note, a Handshake application is not required. If this is your first time using Handshake or for more information, please visit the Career Services Handshake instructional webpage.

Application Requirements

Please complete the following by the application deadline, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, 10 p.m.

For questions or to request accommodations, please email the Barnes Center at The Arch or call 315.443.8000.

Being a Peer Leader

Peer Leaders are undergraduate students that provide health and wellness education to their peers through role modeling, interactive programming and outreach initiatives. Peer Leaders are trained on educating and empowering students to make informed decisions regarding alcohol and other substances, sexual health and pleasure, bystander intervention and mental well-being.

Seeking to make a difference on campus through programming and education, Peer Education is a job that builds accountability and responsibility in students who are able to channel their passion for well-being. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow skills that will not only help students professionally in their careers, but personally as well. Perks include the following and more!

  • Barnes Center Peer Educator Space
  • Building Communication Skills
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Free Swag
  • Impacting Your Peers
  • Making Meaningful Connections
  • Professional Development

Peer Educators gain the following professional skills.

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Time Management

Peer Educators will gain the following Shared Competencies.

  • Ethics, Integrity, and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Communication Skills

During the academic year, often the minimum time commitment to be involved with the group is 7-10 hours per week. This may include a weekly meeting, office hour(s) and programming commitments. Hours typically fall during the weekday, but some weekend and evening hours are available.

Peer Educators are highly reliable students that are passionate about promoting well-being, have a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, and hold strong interpersonal/communication skills. Additionally, they are accountable and are able to work well independently and within team settings.

Annually, the Peer Educator application will be available on this webpage. If the application period is not open at your time of interest, please email Barnes Center at The Arch Health Promotion or call 315.443.8000 to express interest and to learn more.