A student assistant works in a particular department of the college or the district site and has job responsibilities specifically designed for a student. Assignments typically deal with clerical or communication related duties and assistance to any division. However, the nature of the job may vary from department to department. These jobs also take into account the class timings and exam schedule of the student and are more flexible than off-campus jobs.
At Orange Coast College, we define Student Equity as securing fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students. Through this program we assure that, regardless of background, students are supported with resources and services needed to achieve their educational goals. Key populations of students served by the Student Equity program are: Low Income, African American, Latinx, Native American, Foster Youth, Disabled Students, and Veterans.
The Peer Ambassadors serve as energetic and enthusiastic guides to help first-year students succeed at Orange Coast College (OCC). They work to provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to students' needs and supportive of student success. Peer Ambassadors also serve to develop and maintain relationships with first-year students by providing assistance and support that is focused on a smooth transition to the college experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
* Serve as a resource for new OCC students.
* Serve as a positive role model.
* Establish rapport with designated students and provide ongoing check-in via phone calls, meetings, and workshops while maintaining confidentiality.
* Refer students to appropriate campus departments offering campus and/or community resources.
* Assist with the development of activities and goals to be accomplished with assigned student group.
* Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops to increase knowledge, awareness, and skills regarding equity and inclusion at Orange Coast College.
* Share experiences and information on student success.
* Work with program staff to develop workshops around topics pertinent to student success for OCC students.
* Document interactions with students.
* Assist with data collection and file maintenance.
* Attend program group social/cultural events.
* Participate in weekly staff meetings.
* Meet regularly with staff mentor.
* Provide clerical office support, such as answering phones, filing, sorting mail.
* Use a computer and applicable software to enter and retrieve information and reports.
* Greet and direct public and other students or employees in a high traffic department/division.
* Perform other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.