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OTEAM FYS Coordinator Position Description

The OTEAM FYS Coordinators engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities that are fundamental for the Office of Student Transitions and Mentor Initiatives. FYS Student Coordinators should expect to work 15-20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and up to 40 hours a week in the summer. The bullets below describe many (not all) of the responsibilities that FYS Student Coordinators are responsible for:

  • Recruit, interview, advise the selection of all First Year Seminar peer mentors
  • Plan, design, implement and facilitate FYS/Bridge mentor training
  • Design and distribute all communication with First Year Seminar Mentors (FYS)
  • Coach, mentor and support all FYS Mentors
  • Organize and plan regular meetings and engagement opportunities with FYS peer mentors
  • Manage resources and supplies to aid FYS Peer Mentors in developing and facilitating collaborative and active activities with students
  • Respond to student inquiries via phone and email


Position Requirements


  • Must be a current full-time undergraduate student at IUPUI
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing with IUPUI
  • Must have served at least one semester as an FYS Peer Mentor
  • Possess positive communication and teamwork skills
  • Be creative, have personal initiative, and a strong work ethic
  • Be able to work with a diverse group of people
  • Demonstrate ability to work with students, faculty and staff
  • Strong organization skills, critical thinking skills, vision, integrity, problem solving, and initiative to see what needs to be done and see it through

Skills to be Gained:

  • Ability to effectively organize and communicate accurate and detailed information in written, verbal, and visual formats
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to coach peers in navigating work with both students and instructors
  • Ability to anticipate, evaluate, and effectively address challenges and possible solutions¬†