PAA Job Description

Campuswide Honors invites interested and qualified honors students to apply for the position of Honors Peer Academic Advisor (PAA). Honors PAAs will serve for the entire 2021-22 academic year and are expected to participate in the training offered during Spring Quarter 2021 and prior to Welcome Week in September 2021, to prepare them to be successful in the CHC PAA position and in preparation for Welcome Week activities.

Honors PAAs hold office hours and advise both prospective and currently enrolled honors students about UCI, the Honors Program, and various campus resources. Honors PAAs work as a team to develop and implement various extracurricular programs and activities with a focus on academics, community building, and faculty and alumni interaction (including Faculty Coffee Hour, Course Planning Workshops, Beach Day, and the annual Camping Retreat). As vital members of the Honors leadership team, they also co-coordinate and assist with events planned in the honors housing facilities or by the Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC), Honors Experience Day, Celebrate UCI, and other programs as required.

Honors PAAs, together with the Honors Advisors and honors staff, help create and develop the close-knit community that is an essential part of Campuswide Honors at UC Irvine. Honors PAAs have a substantial role in the orientation of new Honors freshmen, specifically through group meetings during Welcome Week. They facilitate communication with other groups of Honors students as well (including transfer students, commuters, upper-division students, etc.) through workshops, student interaction and advising, and various outreach initiatives.


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Competencies to be Acquired (What the candidate can expect to learn on the job):

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MANDATORY Training (MUST be available):



APPLICATIONS and résumés are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021. Please apply online as soon as possible.

INTERVIEWS will be conducted late January and early February. You will be contacted to schedule an interview no later than the week of January 18 if you are offered an interview.

We strongly encourage you to contact a current Honors PAA if you have questions or would like to talk more about what this position entails. For additional information, you may also contact Mary Gillis at