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EOP Summer Program Peer Leader - Summer 2024

2024 EOP Summer Program Peer Leader (Paid)

This position is a five to six-week live-in position reporting to the EOP Director. All Peer Leaders will live on-campus with the EOP first-year students during the summer program. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as a SUNY Oswego student for spring 2024 and returning with full-time status for the fall 2024 semester (preferred). Spring 2024 graduates are eligible to apply.
  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of the spring 2024 semester.
  • Be in good conduct standing by June 1, 2024.
  • Be able to meet all required commitments, outlined below.

Required Commitments:

  • Participate in all mandatory training and team development activities during the spring 2024 semester. Training and staff development activities are on Fridays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, March 22nd - April 26th. Time and dates are subject to change. 
  • Peer Leaders will be required to complete all training sessions during the spring 2024 semester. 
  • Training and staff development activities are required the week before the start of the summer program.
  • Employed from contract date until the completion of Summer Program. Anticipated employment between 5:00 pm on Monday, June 24, 2024 to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 2, 2024.
  • Other reasonable duties and commitments as assigned by the EOP staff.

Other Considerations:

  • If selected to interview for the position, the candidate must authorize the EOP Director or his designee access to view your academic standing (GPA) and conduct record (Conduct Office).
  • Due to the time-intensive nature of this position, you cannot be employed elsewhere during the summertime commitment. Enrollment in classes must have prior approval from the EOP Director.
  • All staff will be provided on-campus housing accommodations; those with off-campus housing must stay on-campus during the length of employment.
  • Failure to comply with the required commitments, other reasonable commitments as assigned, or these considerations may result in disciplinary action, including termination.

Please Note: This position requires a significant amount of physical activity, such as walking long distances and standing/sitting for extended periods of time. 

Job Responsibilities (20-29 hours per week): 

  • Serve as the Peer Leader to a group of 10-20 students during the EOP Summer Program.
  • Serve as an enthusiastic and energetic role model and provide guidance to the EOP Summer Program students. Promote the mission, vision and goals of the EOP Program and SUNY Oswego in general.
  • Plan and implement (with other Peer Leaders) activities for the summer program students.
  • Participate in all EOP Summer Program sponsored activities (including weekends/evenings) such as socials, workshops, and meet with students in a group/individual setting.
  • Develop and implement academic enrichment and social interaction activities to help form a campus / EOP identity and community building among the summer program.
  • Be part of a team of peer leaders who are the foundation of the EOP Summer Peer Leader staff. Develop characteristics of leaders towards creating community within the EOP family.
  • Engage in personal and professional behavior that promotes the ethical, moral and social responsibility that will impact future generations of EOP students and the EOP community.
  • Attend and participate in all training, create and facilitate activities, present group meetings, attend weekly staff meetings and weekly one-on-one meetings with EOP professional staff.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all matters discussed in meetings with professional staff.
  • Attending a weekly Peer Leader group meeting with the Peer Leader staff.
  • Take attendance at workshops.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in on-call duty rotation and office hours.
  • Take meal counts in the dining facility according to USDA summer program guidelines.
  • Present on one workshop topic to be determined by EOP staff and Peer Leaders.
  • Organize and facilitate at least two social activities for all summer program students. Activities to be determined by Peer Leaders and EOP staff.
  • Be intentional by regularly checking in with your students to create an inviting environment where students feel a sense of belonging.


  • Stipend: Stipend is between $2,200 - $2,500 (depending on program funding).
  • Housing: A room is provided to all staff members
  • Meals: Meals are provided daily.

Benefits of being a Peer Leader with the EOP Summer Program:

  • Develop leadership and employment skills that will aid you beyond undergraduate study.
  • Experience facilitating small-group discussions, hands-on presentations, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.
  • Assist new students with their transition to college.
  • Enhance your campus knowledge and share your love for the EOP program.
  • New lasting friendships.

Required Application Documents:

  • In Handshake: Resume and Cover Letter (Visit Career Services for more information on these documents!)
  • 2 References:  Please read and follow the steps below for submitting a reference. It is recommended that you have at least 1 SUNY Oswego professional staff or faculty. EOP staff are not permitted to write references for this position.  Please do not include references from family or friends.
    • Email the EOP Peer Leader Reference form link to your recommendation writers to  complete.
    • Please include one of the following statements in your email to your recommendation writer indicating if you waive your right to view or access this reference.  
      • I waive my right to view or access this reference and any appropriate attachments.
      • I do not waive my right to view or access this reference and any appropriate attachments.