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USTU 010 LEAD Peer Instructor
Job Category:   Peer Instructor
Unit:   M359-Calvin E. Bright Success Center
Position Code:   TBSC6657A
Status:   Closed
Number of positions open:   7
Hours per week:   6/8
Closing Date:   04/18/2016
Salary:   $12.00/hr
Location:   Campus Site

The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide academic advising and learning support services which empower students to be successful in their academic and personal development. The BSC aims to provide academic
assistance to students through a collaborative effort campus-wide, with the goal of helping students achieve academic success,overcome barriers, reach exciting milestones in their academic work, and develop leadership skills.

LEAD Peer Instructors help with the implementation of USTU 010 Freshman Success Course.

Duties comprise:
o Reading and re-reading the assigned pages in the On Course book
o Attending weekly USTU 10 class
o Planning and leading weekly meetings with Peer Instructors
o Facilitating class discussions and Peer Instructor lesson plans
o Attending a weekly lesson plan preparation meeting with the co-instructors of the course
o Commenting on students' weekly essays
o Attending weekly meetings with supervisor
o Preparing lesson plans, activities, and supplies during office hours
o General collaboration with BSC staff to develop and sustain the course
*Must be available for ONE or more of the class times each week of the fall semester:

USTU times and dates still to be determined.

*Please submit a copy of your Fall 2016 class schedule with your application to determine your availability for a USTU 10 course*

A complete application must include:

o Job application located on the jobs.ucmerced.edu website
o Cover Letter
o A copy of your Fall 2016 class schedule

Qualifications:   • Sophomore standing or above
• Good academic standing
• Experience on campus in a leadership or mentor position such as Orientation Leader, Tutor, Resident Assistant, Peer Mentor, or Peer Educator strongly preferred
• Ability to adapt to different personalities and changing work responsibilities, as the course develops
• Ability to command a group of freshmen and keep them on task
• Ability work independently and with colleagues to prepare course materials, lessons and readings
• Interest in supporting freshman success
• Sensitivity to diverse views, learning styles, proficiency, and cultures in the classroom
• Prior experience working as BSC or Orientation staff member is strongly preferred
To Apply:   Apply on-line

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

    The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.
For more information:   Contact: Dulcemaria Anaya at danaya@ucmerced.edu

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