Position: YSP Peer Success Leader

Young Scholar Program Peer Success Leader

The Young Scholars Program Samuel DuBois Cook Summer Academy provides academic enrichment and comprehensive support services for pre-collegiate students participating in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Young Scholars Program. This program is designed to assist pre-collegiate Young Scholars with reaching their full potential and achieving their academic goals through personal, academic, and leadership development.

The Young Scholars Program Junior Summer Institute (JSI) consists of rising junior pre-college scholars from the participating Young Scholars cities. During JSI student practice scholarship through the lens of researching/addressing social justice issues while simultaneously gaining awareness of campus resources. JSI is designed to help scholars develop a sense of empowerment in being a positive change agent for individuals and their greater communities.

Employment Dates

Sunday, July 12 – Friday, July 17, 2020

Training Dates

Mandatory Training Dates: Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2020. All listed dates are mandatory.

Job Summary

Peer Success Leaders are responsible for fulfilling the mission of the Young Scholars Program, which is to encourage and prepare Young Scholar participants for post-secondary education. Peer Success Leaders must have a positive attitude, genuine interest in inspiring high school students for success, respect for and interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, professionalism, and a desire to promote higher education.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and facilitate small and large group college preparatory workshops, guiding campus tours, and work with high school students and other Peer Success Leaders
  • Conduct one-on-one peer counseling and college readiness advising
  • Assist with YSP summer program design and implementation
  • Serve as a teacher assistant to summer program course instructors
  • Live in the residence hall with Scholars and YSP staff to help foster Young Scholar community
  • Function as residential advisor: conduct residence hall floor observations, perform room checks, and conduct night watches for disturbances
  • Promote the safety of Scholars and the security of their belongings through instruction, observation, correction and cooperation of all program participants
  • Enforce summer program regulations and report infractions to appropriate individuals verbally and in writing
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and assure that it is properly stored after events
  • Assist with distribution, completion and collection of forms and materials including attendance forms and incident reports
  • Receive CRP with AED certification
  • Excellent knowledge of The Ohio State University academic units and social resources
  • One year previous experience working with pre-college students (summer camps, tutoring, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively with youth from diverse communities and provide relatable experiences
  • Experience and/or knowledge working in teams or groups in a leadership capacity
  • Excellent communication skills (speaking, writing, listening)
  • Ability to establish priorities and work with some level of independence
  • Graduate or undergraduate students with at least two semesters (by end of Spring 18) of experience at The Ohio State University-Columbus campus
  • In good academic standing in accordance with university guidelines
  • Extracurricular involvement in campus organizations
  • Summer Program applicants must not be enrolled in residential summer classes or hold any other positions of employment for the duration of summer employment
  • Minimum 2.6 cumulative grade point average

$15-16/hour, 45 hours per week (distributed according to the university pay cycle)

Pre-employment Screening

No offer is binding until background check has been completed and approved by the YSP administrative staff.