Students are trained as peer educators to reach out to the campus community and provide individuals with important information on the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, resources and services available at Millersville University, and how to safely make the most out of their college experience.
- Attend weekly staff meetings every Wednesday from 9:15-10:15pm.
- Work one, regularly scheduled office hour (your choice) in the Center for Health Education and Promotion (Center) office.
- Participate in weekly project meetings.
- Represent the Center on various campus-wide planning committees.
- Complete Certified Peer Education training requirement (12 hour training). The training will be scheduled once all students hired provide their schedule. The training will take place between March and May 2014. This training is unpaid.
- Between March and May 2014, spend at least 20 hours with the project group you will be working with to observe programming (lifestyle workshops, outreach, awareness events). This time is unpaid.
- Attend a week-long training before the fall semester. This training is the same time as Resident Assistant training and Orientation Leader responsibilities. Students are paid for this training.
- Attend training prior to the start of the spring semester. Students are paid for this training.
Program Design and Implementation:
- Present interactive workshops.
- Create and implement outreach on campus pertaining to topics relevant to college students.
- Assist in the development and implementation of campus-wide awareness events
Research & Assessment:
- Conduct program assessments and pre and post tests during all interactive workshops.
- Develop and implement means for assessing awareness events and outreach initiatives.
- Routinely assess student feedback and make necessary program revisions.
Knowledge and skills required:
- Good communication and presentation skills.Reliable and flexible.
- Ability to manage time and multitask.
- Ability to work in small groups.Exhibit outgoing, enthusiastic personality.Ability to conduct research.
- Enrolled Millersville University Student; at least a sophomore by fall 2014.
- GPA of 2.5
- Demonstrated role model behavior.Preferred qualifications:GPA of 3.0
- Cognitive Complexity: peer educator is able to think critically, solve problems, and reflect on their experiences.
- Intrapersonal Development: peer educator displays self-awareness of their own identity and goals.
- Practical Competence: peer educator has strong professional skills, is self-sufficient, and leads a healthy lifestyle.
- Interpersonal Development: peer educator is able to form relationships and work with others different from self.
- Knowledge Acquisition: peer educator connects academic and co-curricular knowledge and applies knowledge to life circumstances.
- Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement: peer educator displays cultural competency and social responsibility.
- Each Peer Educator will be paid $7.25 per hour. Employee evaluations are conducted at the end of every semester. Outstanding employee evaluations can lead to an increase in this wage.