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Student Assistant - Peer Educator

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Job Title: Student Assistant - Peer Educator
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 230567
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Job Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Lead Health Educator and Health Educator, a Peer Educator will:

•Facilitate Health Education classes and workshops with various University offices, including Residence Life, University Recreation, Counseling Center, The Responsible Sexuality Committee

•Be well versed in wellness, alcohol, drugs, sexual health, and sexual assault prevention.

•Serve as a University role model and advocate for responsible and healthy lifestyle choices.

Must be willing to:

•Attend all mandatory training and meetings.

•Assist fellow Peer Educators in the creation of programs and workshops that educate the University of West Georgia community about Alcohol, Drugs, Sexual Health, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Wellness issues as they relate to college students.

•All other duties as assigned by the Lead Health Educator, the Health Educator, and the Graduate Assistant.

Required Qualifications

•Must be a full-time University of West Georgia undergraduate student in good academic standing (GPA of 2.75 or higher).

•Must be a role model for responsible and healthy lifestyle choices and enthusiastic about educating peers on wellness issues.

•Must possess strong verbal skills and the desire to present information to peers.

•Must demonstrate the ability to work with individuals and groups in a leadership capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

GPA 3.0 or higher

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Superior customer service skills, positive and friendly attitude. Willingness to work cooperatively with others. Ability to handle confidential information with care and ability to prioritize duties. Basic computer skills and knowledge, attentiveness to details, and good organizational skills and initiatives. Assist students with scheduling appointments and provide information on other academic support programs offered for student success.

Physical Requirements

Be able to lift and carry mail. Take stairs and non-stop work for two-plus hours.

Other Information

NACE Competencies

Career & Self-Development
Critical Thinking
Equity & Inclusion

Special Applicant Instructions

Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should a review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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