How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit answers to the following questions with your resume (in lieu of a cover letter).
· Why are you interested in becoming a Peer Educator?
· What do you think are the most important qualities and skills that a Peer Educator should possess?
· In your opinion, what is the importance of sexual assault awareness education?
· What are you most passionate about? This does not necessarily have to pertain to sexual assault awareness education, we would just like to get a better feel for who you are as a person and what is most important to you.
It’s on Us Peer Educators are student leaders who are trained to facilitate interactive and educational trainings and programs regarding sexual violence and bystander intervention. Through presentations and workshops, Peer Educators will discuss and educate on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, intimate partner violence, as well as reporting options and resources on and off campus. Peer bystander intervention has been proven to be effective in reducing students’ acceptance of sexual violence and creates opportunities to engage with their peers as student leaders.
Peer Educators will develop and cultivate valuable skills including public speaking and facilitation skills, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and critical thinking while also having the opportunity to build upon one’s resume and network with other students with similar passions.
Peer Educators will be required to:
· Attend 20 hours of training sessions. Training will be held in late May/early June. Specific days and hours will be scheduled based on participants’ academic availability.
· Sign up to co-facilitate workshops, coordinate events, and facilitate trainings averaging 4 hours per week during the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
· Participate in debriefing after each presentation and attend staff meetings as needed with the group.
· Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at UM–Flint for Fall 2017.
· Have maintained at least a 2.75 GPA.
· Be in good conduct standing
· Strong desire to engage in anti-violence work
· Participate in an interview with program organizers.
· Make a commitment to serve as a peer educator from June 16– Dec 1.
· Experience in peer facilitation
· Experience in anti-violence work, activism, or research
· Strong knowledge of university community and needs
By submitting an application for this position, you release access to your student conduct record to the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan-Flint to view your conduct history in order to determine if you are in good conduct standing, a requirement of the Peer Educator job. You also release access to your transcripts to determine if you meet in the minimum GPA requirement for this position.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.