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.
All student positions within the Academic Resource Commons participate in the Student Employment Development and Reflection Program.
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:
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?