PAA Job Description

The Campuswide Honors Program (CHP) invites interested CHP students to apply for the position of Honors Peer Academic Advisor (PAA). Honors PAAs will serve for the entire 2017-18 academic year and are expected to participate in the training offered during Spring Quarter 2017 and prior to Welcome Week in September 2017, in preparation for Welcome Week and Fall 2017 activities.

Honors PAAs hold office hours and advise both prospective and currently enrolled CHP students about UCI, the Honors Program, and various campus resources. They also collaborate with CHP staff and student leaders on various extracurricular programs and activities (for example, quarterly Faculty Coffee Hour, events planned in the honors housing facilities or by the Campuswide Honors Student Council (CHSC), Honors Experience Day, Celebrate UCI, and some social/cultural events). They have a substantial role in the orientation of new CHP freshmen, specifically through their mandatory group meetings during Welcome Week. They facilitate communication with other groups of CHP students as well (including transfer students, commuters, upper-division students, etc.), and focus on developing student-faculty interactions. Together with the Honors Advisors and CHP staff, Honors PAAs help create and develop the close-knit community that is an essential part of the Campuswide Honors Program at UC Irvine.


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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):


(NOTE: If not available to come to campus in person, all Honors PAAs MUST be “contactable” in some way during this time)


APPLICATIONS and résumés are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Please apply online beginning Nov. 21.

INTERVIEWS will be conducted January 23 – February 3, 2016. 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 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.