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Working at the Student Success Center

Most of the services provided by the Student Success Center are made available by students who have participated in training and have met the center’s criteria for employment as a Peer Academic Coach, SI Leader, UA Tutor, or Writing Studio Consultant. Working as a student employee allows you to help other students while reinforcing your own knowledge base and building new skill sets.

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Peer Academic Coach

Peer Academic Coaches in the Student Success Center support student learning by working together with the individual student to reflect on current performance and expand, refine, and build new skills. This position requires excellent communication skills and the desire to help students succeed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of twenty-four credit hours at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville prior to job start
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
  • Positive work ethic
  • Collaborating with students to identify areas of potential growth
  • Conducting student outreach and follow-up
  • Work a minimum of ten hours per week
  • Complete data entry using required database software
  • Document and communicate student progress
  • Participate in required training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

One of the important things to remember about being a coach is that you are a student first and a coach second. We want you as well as the students you coach to be successful. Consequently, we try to combine the needs of students who seek coaching with the amount of time you have to give without endangering your own success. We will work out a coaching schedule which accommodates both your time and study requirements as well as the needs of those students who come to the Student Success Center for assistance.

Peer Academic Coaches are paid on an hourly basis and will receive two checks a month throughout the semester. Coaches are paid for their scheduled hours of work whether or not they have a student appointment. This allows coaches to accept drop-in students needing help and perform other tasks as needed.

Based on a combination of experience, level(s) of training completed, and qualifications, the hourly pay rate for a Peer Academic Coach starts at $11.50/hour.

Applicants should submit a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) and a cover letter.

Supplemental Instruction Leader

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders in the Student Success Center support student learning by attending a targeted class, planning and facilitating out-of-class small group sessions covering the course content, and by assisting students in developing transferrable learning and study skills. SI Leaders will build professional relationships with faculty, students and other SI and Student Success Center staff and assist with SI Program implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 for consideration
  • Earned grade of A in course for which leader is assigned to lead SI
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
  • Positive work ethic
  • Attend all mandatory training events – new hire training, weekly team meetings
  • Attend each class meeting for targeted class
  • Facilitate sessions while integrating content and learning skills
  • Use collaborative learning techniques in sessions
  • Model successful student behavior
  • Collect data (attendance and/or scores) for program evaluation
  • Complete all mandatory SI Program Blackboard Tasks:
    • Online Training Modules
    • Course Information Sheets
    • SI Syllabus
    • Peer Observations
    • Self-Evaluations
    • Session Plans
  • Conduct course review sessions, as requested by faculty or program, paid at an hourly rate

SI leaders are students first and leaders second. We want both you and your students to be successful. Consequently, we customize your SI work schedule to fit your availability each semester.

SI leaders receive a stipend for the semester and are paid twice per month. The base stipend is $1,694.00 per semester.

When enrollment allows, leaders may opt to lead additional sessions. Pay for each additional session increases base stipend:

  • 4 sessions (60 students): $1,694.00 per semester
  • 5 sessions (75 students): $1,863.40 per semester
  • 6 sessions (90 students): $2,032.80 per semester

Applicants should submit a copy of their unofficial transcript(s).

UA Tutor

UA Tutors in the Student Success Center support student learning by sharing their content knowledge and expertise to help students understand course concepts and apply effective learning strategies. This position requires excellent communication skills and the desire to help students succeed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of twelve credit hours at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Demonstrated success with grade of A in course to be tutored
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
  • Positive work ethic
  • Tutor specific academic subjects to individuals or small groups
  • Work a minimum of five hours per week
  • Complete data entry using required database software
  • Document and communicate student progress/tutorial notes
  • Participate in required tutor training and complete certification process
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

One of the important things to remember about being a UA Tutor is that you are a student first and a tutor second. We want you as well as the students you tutor to be successful. Consequently, we try to combine the needs of students who seek tutoring with the amount of time you have to give without endangering your own success.

Tutoring is available six days a week in the mornings, afternoons and evenings in multiple locations around campus. If you are interested in tutoring, we will work out a tutoring schedule which accommodates both your time and study requirements as well as the needs of those students who come to the Student Success Center for assistance.

UA Tutors are paid on an hourly basis and will receive two checks a month throughout the semester. Tutors are paid for their scheduled hours of work whether or not they have a student appointment. This allows tutors to accept drop-in students needing help.

Based on a combination of experience, level(s) of training completed, qualifications and discipline-specific standards, the hourly pay rate for a UA Tutor starts at $11.50/hour.

Applicants should submit a copy of their unofficial transcript(s) and a cover letter.

Writing Studio Consultant

Writing Studio Consultants in the Student Success Center support student learning by helping undergraduate and graduate students strengthen their academic writing skills. Conducting interactive, one-on-one sessions, consultants provide feedback to writers on every aspect of the writing process across various academic disciplines. This position requires excellent communication skills and the desire to help students succeed.

We recruit consultants who demonstrate a sincere interest in helping their fellow students develop as writers. In order to be a consultant you must meet the following:

  • Completion of twelve credit hours at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville or acceptance into graduate school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Writing sample demonstrating clear command of language and academic writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision
  • Positive work ethic
  • Conduct one-on-one consultations focused on student writing
  • Work a minimum of five hours per week
  • Complete data entry using required database software
  • Document and communicate student progress/tutorial notes
  • Participate in required tutor training and complete certification process
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

One of the important things to remember about being a Writing Studio Consultant is that you are a student first and a consultant second. We want you as well as the students you work with to be successful. Consequently, we try to combine the needs of students who seek tutoring with the amount of time you have to give without endangering your own success.

Consultants work part-time, 5-14 hours per week. Writing Studio is open six days a week in the mornings, afternoons and evenings in multiple locations around campus.

Writing Studio Consultants are paid on an hourly basis and will receive two checks a month throughout the semester. Consultants are paid for their scheduled hours of work whether or not they have a student appointment. This allows consultants to accept drop-in students needing help.

Based on a combination of experience, level(s) of training completed, and qualifications, the hourly pay rate for a Writing Support Consultant starts at $11.50/hour.

Applicants should submit unofficial copy of transcript(s), a cover letter, and an academic writing sample no longer than three pages (two pages of text and one page for references). An excerpt from a longer academic paper is fine.