ARC: Resource Representative (S9598B)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Academic Resource Commons (ARC), a college-wide collaboration among faculty, staff, and students, is an initiative that supports every learner at Bates in achieving their academic goals. ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring and other support services in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Student-focused services support every student as a unique learner, and empower students as academic leaders. The ARC is a vital part of the academic experience at Bates College, complementing the classroom experience with a deeply social, collaborative, interactive learning environment that engages learners of every background in a conversation over shared challenges and student success.

In collaboration with the Director of the Academic Resource Commons, Resource Representatives facilitate the core mission of the Academic Resource Commons, working with Bates students towards academic success.
More specifically, Resource Representatives are Bates students who are enthusiastic about helping their fellow students identify resources for academic support, and play an essential role in ensuring fluid operation of the Academic Resource Commons (ARC). Working in collaboration with ARC Student Managers and the Administrative Coordinator for the Academic Resource Commons, Resource Representatives greet visitors, guide them to the appropriate resources, schedule appointments, maintain records, and perform clerical work, among other duties.
Resource Representatives also attend regularly scheduled training workshops, designed to empower them to engage with their peers as academic mentors. Resource Representatives with two semesters of this work and training will be ideally prepared to work in a variety of student supporting roles, both within ARC and without.

Your application should contain the following documents:
Cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and including the following information:
Class Year
Can you attend a full-day training before the first week of class?
Can you attend a weekly one-hour training?
Can you commit to working at least 5 weekly hours of regularly scheduled time in ARC?

The Basics

Department: Academic Resource Commons
Supervisor: Eric Dyer
Office Location: Coram Library, Room 223
Pay Grade:
Hours: 5 minimum
Workers: 8

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Requirements A desire to learn about learning strategies, peer support pedagogy and technique Willingness and ability to attend training throughout the semester Willingness to develop strong organization, time management and communication skills Enthusiasm for peer mentorship A friendly willingness to support, and foster trusting relationships with other Bates students Openness to feedback from Academic Resource Commons Student Managers and Professional Staff Ability to work at least 5 regularly scheduled hours per week through the semester


Reporting Reports to the ARC Administrative Coordinator Works closely with the ARC Student Manager group and fellow Resource Representatives.


Responsibilities greet students at front desk and direct them to appropriate campus resource. schedule students’ appointments with Peer Educators accurately record student usage of ARC’s resources Answer general inquiries Actively develop and refine your peer support skills and a Peer Educator Philosophy through scheduled trainings, meetings and workshops, and on your own, with the goal of being prepared to apply for a campus role serving as an academic mentor after two semesters of work as a Resource Representative