Division of Undergraduate Studies Peer Advisor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Undergraduate Education
Division of Undergraduate Studies


The Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is seeking a diverse team of undergraduate student leaders at the University Park campus to serve as DUS Peer Advisers during the summer 2020 New Student Orientation (NSO). The DUS Peer Adviser team will play an important role in helping to promote a positive awareness of the exploratory educational experience and well-informed decision making before entering colleges/majors. Primary responsibilities will include providing instruction and guidance to incoming first-year students enrolling in summer and fall courses using LionPATH; greeting and checking in students when they arrive at the afternoon DUS College Advising Meeting, assisting with NSO presentations, and assisting with other areas of NSO as needed. DUS Peer Advisers will actively engage with students while providing information, instruction, and a welcoming atmosphere. DUS Peer Advisers will gain improved leadership, collaboration, communication, and public speaking skills. Strong applicants will be personable, organized, and willing to take initiative in a collaborative environment. DUS Peer Advisers must be available for all training days (May 13 - 15 and May 18 - 19, 2020) and all NSO programs (May 21 - July 16, 2020). DUS Peer Advisers will be scheduled to work from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some exceptions. Additional employment opportunities are available from August 17 - 20, 2020. Members of the DUS Peer Adviser team are free to hold other jobs on-and/or off-campus, as well as take summer courses as long as they can fulfill their DUS Peer Adviser obligations. If another job is held on-campus, total hours worked in one week may not exceed 40. Compensation is $10.00 per hour. A polo and nametag will be provided. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume. Review of materials will begin in February and will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to Tanja St. Pierre at txs181@psu.edu.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088