PAA Job Description

The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) invites interested and qualified CHP students to apply for the position of Honors Peer Academic Advisor (PAA). Honors PAAs will serve for the entire 2018-19 academic year and are expected to participate in the training offered during Spring Quarter 2018 and prior to Welcome Week in September 2018, in preparation for Welcome Week activities.

Honors PAAs hold office hours and advise both prospective and currently enrolled CHP 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 BBQs, and the annual camping retreat). As vital members of the CHP 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 CHP staff, help create and develop the close-knit community that is an essential part of the Campuswide Honors Program at UC Irvine. Honors PAAs have a substantial role in the orientation of new CHP freshmen, specifically through group meetings during Welcome Week. They facilitate communication with other groups of CHP 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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APPLICATIONS and résumés are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Please apply online as soon as possible.

INTERVIEWS will be conducted January 22 – February 2, 2018. You will be contacted to set up an interview once you submit your application and résumé.

We strongly encourage you to contact a current Honors PAA at (949) 824-8409 or chppaa@uci.edu 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 (949) 824-5461.