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Work Study Peer Advocate

Non-Traditional Student Services


  • Category: Work Study
  • Position Type:
  • Open until: filled
  • Work Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Wage: $10
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


The Non-Traditional Work Study Peer Advocate is responsible for being able to put themselves in our students shoes and advocate for them as necessary.

  • Be patient, empathetic, and passionately communicative.
  • Excellent service standards are crucial to our organization. Exemplify personality with a dynamic professional attitude towards our students and provide friendly service and solid student support.
  • Be confident at troubleshooting and investigate if they do not have enough information to resolve the problem.
  • Always make sure we are greeting and acknowledging anyone who walks through the door, calls, or emails.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring that all tasks relating to the office and the programs we offer are completed accurately and in a timely manner, and requires coordinating with various individuals and organizations both on and off campus.

**####Position Responsibilities:

  • Independently organize and prioritize responsibilities with consistency and positive results.
  • Ability to be interrupted by priority items and return to previous tasks without losing focus.
  • Knowledge of the center's programs, resources, and scholarships, as well as non-traditional student needs and SUU standards.
  • Must provide mentorship and support to students and staff, demonstrate the 'SUU Way', and help ensure student success and retention.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of programs and office ideas.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

This position is for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.


  • Must qualify for work study through your 23-24 FASFA.
  • Non-Traditional student preferred.
  • Current enrollment at Southern Utah University.
  • Dedicated, hardworking individual who is enthusiastic in demonstrating the 'SUU Way' as well as ensuring the success and retention of non-traditional students.
  • Ability to articulate ideas and facts and be informative to others about the programs and resources offered.
  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of student, staff, and faculty information.
  • Demonstrate a sincere concern for others and their well-being.
  • Ability to speak in a positive, engaging, and interactive manner.
  • Ability to function in a group, both as a leader and a supportive team member.
  • Computer and word processing skills with efficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel/Word), Google Drive, with ability to create/design advertising materials.
  • Excellent people and communication skills, as well as technical writing skills.

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