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.*
- Sign up to co-facilitate workshops, coordinate events, and facilitate trainings averaging 4 hours per week during the winter, spring, summer, and fall semesters.
- Participate in debriefing after each presentation and attend staff meetings as needed with the group.
*Accepting the position includes a weekend-long training. If you are unable to commit to the FULL training, you will not be eligible for the position.
- Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at UM–Flint for Fall 2018.
- 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 August 2, 2018 – November 30, 2018.
This position is grant funded through November 30, 2018.
- Experience in peer facilitation
- Experience in anti-violence work, activism, or research
- Strong knowledge of university community and needs
By submitting this job application I understand that I am waiving my privacy rights as outlined in the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and allowing staff within the Women’s Educational Center to view my transcript to confirm my academic eligibility for this position. Furthermore, by submitting this job application I understand I am authorizing the Office of the Dean of Students to release my student conduct history to confirm my conduct eligibility for this position. I understand this waiver remains in effect while this specific employment application remains active.
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.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.