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The Peer Advisors play an important role in the Morgridge Center for Public Service by providing one-on-one advising and outreach to individual students interested in engaging with the community.
This position’s main responsibilities include serving as a main point of contact for students interested in volunteering, staying current and up-to-date on local, national, and international volunteer opportunities, and building relationships with other campus units with the hope of increasing student engagement with the community.
The successful candidate will develop and implement strategies to involve more students in volunteerism, community-based learning, and other civic engagement activities. Pre-existing knowledge of local nonprofits is highly valuable in this position. Applicants should be highly organized, displaying strong oral communication abilities and attention to detail. Applicants with extensive personal service experience are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal and one-on-one communication skills
- Ability to work in collaboration with the other peer advisor as well as other staff members to support student civic engagement
- Effective organizational and time management skills
- Serve as a peer advisor to UW-Madison students and staff who visit or contact the center regarding volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups
- Maintain regular office hours in the Morgridge Center (10 hours/week, M-F between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) for scheduled appointments, drop-in advising, and project work
- Stay aware of community and campus service needs and guide students to appropriate and interesting volunteer opportunities
- Support registered student organizations on campus with community partnership, preparation and engagement
- Act as an in-house expert regarding local volunteer opportunities, Morgridge Center programs and events, and community engagement opportunities for students and student organizations
- Maintain lists and information sheets detailing specific current volunteer opportunities with accurate contact information
- Manage email inquiries through Morgridge Center advising email account
- Conduct regular customer service satisfaction assessment
- Attend Morgridge Center trainings, staff meetings, and events as required
- Work on projects in collaboration with staff and interns when you are not advising
Hours & Compensation:
This is an academic year position. Interns receive $12/hr and work 10 hours per week on a self-made schedule. Opportunity for course credit available.