Thank you for your interest in working with us. Please review the information below to learn more about the Peer Adviser position. The application is due by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Position Description

Under the guidance of UAA Academic Advisers, Peer Advisers will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one drop-in advising to undergraduate students 
  • Manage the office’s high-volume email account, responding to and fielding questions from current and prospective students
  • Help students navigate and gain awareness and understanding of UW registration policies, general degree requirements, and the Areas of Knowledge
  • Guide students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW such as MyPlan, DARS, and Academic Support Services
  • Support students with course scheduling and registration
  • Provide appropriate referrals to departmental advisers and campus offices (such as Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, LiveWell, etc.)
  • Learn, understand, and interpret Federal, State, and University rules and regulations
  • Complete administrative responsibilities including the creation of marketing materials, presentations, and data entry
  • Special projects as assigned

Pay rate: Hourly Wage: $16.69 per hour

Hours:  Average of 6 - 10 hours per week 

Work location: TBD

  • Remote Operations: student will need private location with secure internet connection or have the ability travel to campus to work in a socially distanced setting
  • On-campus Operations: Mary Gates Hall 141

More information: 2021-2022 UAA Advising Peer Adviser

Dates and Commitments

Paid employment term: June 14, 2021 – June 10, 2022

June 14 – 16, 2021
Mandatory Staff Training in Zoom
6 Hours daily 

September 21-24, 2021
Mandatory Staff Training
(9 a.m. – 4 p.m.), 6 Hours daily

September 27, 2021: Advising Start Date 

Possible Summer Hours
 June 21 – September 20, 2021 (Subject to office staffing needs)
Potential Summer Advising & Orientation Support in Zoom
(8 a.m – 5 p.m.), up to 8 hours daily


Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree-seeking undergraduate student at the UW Seattle campus who is enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per quarter in Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022
  • Students applying for this role through Work Study must be enrolled full time in Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills applied in-person and in professional writing
  • Highly motivated and proven ability to work independently
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students, staff, and faculty
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and privacy regarding sensitive student matters and protected information
  • Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
  • Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
  • Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date (Autumn Quarter 2021)

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising positions)
  • Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations
  • Pattern of excellent attendance, reliability, and punctuality in prior positions
  • Completion of six quarters at the UW prior to start date (Autumn Quarter 2021)
Application and Selection Process

February 8: Application due
Review the information session materials and submit your application
Completed applications are due by Monday, Feb 8 at 11:59 p.m. PST via online submission.  Late applications for any reason will not be considered. 

February 17:  Invitation to interview
You can expect an email to your email regarding the status of your application by 5 p.m. PST on Feb 17

February 24 – March 3: Individual interviews

March 8: Peer Adviser offers
After your individual interview, you will receive an email by March 8 regarding the status of your application. 

If offered the role, you will have until March 15, 2021 to accept or decline the offer.

Application questions

  1. What about your previous work or volunteer experience is most relevant to the Peer Adviser Position?
    • HINT: This can be any work or volunteer experience (child care, retail, clubs, etc.) and does not need to be directly related to academic peer advising. 
  2. Please provide an example of how your prior experiences prepared you to be a successful peer adviser
  3. What motivated you to apply to the peer adviser position?  What do you hope to learn or gain from this experience?
  4. As a peer adviser, you will work with students and colleagues from a diverse set of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.  Tell us about your experience engaging with diverse groups.  Why is diversity and inclusion important to you?

If you have questions that are not addressed above, please contact Danielle Greiner Shenk at