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FYE Discussion Leader (DL) Application

We are pleased that you have chosen to apply for the First Year Experience Discussion Leader Position, Handshake Job # 6560588! Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022, 11:55pm

Please read through the following information carefully. These materials must be completed and submitted on time in order for you to be considered for a First Year Experience (FYE) or Transfer Year Experience (TYE) Discussion Leader position.

In fall 2022, four Undergraduate Colleges will offer a First Year Experience (FYE) and/or a Transfer Year Experience (TYE) course as follows:

  • Revelle College: FYE (REV 1) and TYE (REV 2)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt College: FYE (ERC 1) and TYE (ERC 2)
  • Thurgood Marshall College: TYE (TMC 2)
  • Sixth College: FYE (SXTH 1)

These courses are designed to help new students transition to UC San Diego, academically and socially. We are recruiting undergraduate students with an interest in collaboration, peer mentoring, teaching, learning, and leadership, so serve as Discussion Leaders (DLs) to facilitate discussion sections in these courses.

First-time DLs will participate in a paid training (Aug 2-Sept 3, 2022). DLs will also complete all relevant online training (e.g., FERPA- "Confidentiality of  Student  Records  and  Privacy  Rights,"  "UC  Sexual  Violence  and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training," "UC Cyber Security  Awareness  Fundamentals,"  "Preparing  for Success: Online Course for Instructional Assistants"). All online and/or in-person training for first-time DLs is eligible for paid work hours if/when completed in summer 2022. Returning DLs may have a brief refresher meeting in early fall 2022.

First-time DL Training

  • Summer Session II, Aug 1 - Sept 4, 2022
  • Times/location TBD


  • All NEW first-time Discussion Leader candidates will be paid $15.55 per hour for Training Sessions in 2022

Minimum Qualifications – Candidates must

  • Be available for all Summer Session II 2022 training sessions (Aug 1 - Sept 4, 2022 - times/locations TBD)
  • Have completed 90 units (junior or senior standing) at UC San Diego
  • Have completed college writing sequence by fall 2022
  • Pay UC San Diego Student Services fees each quarter while working

Ideal candidates will

  • want to make a positive difference in their community
  • like working with others toward a common goal
  • demonstrate respect and dignity for others
  • have strong interpersonal skills
  • have strong oral and written communication skills
  • be excited to work with new Freshmen or Transfer students
  • demonstrate integrity, honesty, and dependability

Conditions of Employment

  1. Must pay UC San Diego Student Services fees each quarter working (must have paid SP22 UCSD Student Services fees or be an incoming Fall 2022 new or readmit to work summer)
  2. Upon hire, MUST be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the S. Original, unexpired documents REQUIRED. No photocopies accepted. No exceptions.

Hours per Week

  • 3

Work Schedule

  • Be available for Summer Session II Training Sessions (Dates TBD)

How to Apply

  • Please complete the application below by Friday, June 24, 2022, by 11:55pm.
  • The selection process will include an interview for applicants who submit the required application materials by the deadline and who are screened to continue in the process. Candidates will be interviewed by a panel consisting of staff and/or faculty.
  • Candidates selected for interviews will be considered for Freshman and Transfer discussion leader positions. Candidates will be asked for a preference, but the final decision will be made by the hiring committee.

Desired Start Date

  • Summer Session II – Aug 1 - Sept 4, 2022

Core Competencies

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Notices: If you have relatives employed at UCSD, you must include the name, relationship and department employed in your resume or cover This information is used only for the purpose of complying with the University’s nepotism policy.