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SAL Peer Advising

The SAL Peer Advisor program is one of our our preeminent leadership programs. Not only does it allow for direct experiences building core leadership skills (communication, team work, collaboration, problem solving), it also provides a platform where these skills can be learned and practiced in real time in peer-to-peer engagement. 

SAL’s Peer Advisors have a major role in extending the advising provided to student organization leaders beyond that of our professional staff. The peer advisors provide informed, nuanced and wise advice to student leaders for both simple questions and complex situations.  They are a critical resource for student organizations and well-respected by their peers; in the last five years, three of the Sterling Award Winners served as Peer Advisors


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What you would do:

  • Advise: Provide one-­on-­one advising about event planning and funding on a drop-­in basis and scheduled  basis
  • Outreach: Participate and plan regular efforts to represent the office at various campus programs
  • Consult: Gather and synthesize information from peer institutions for policy/program assessment and make recommendations for staff
  • Oversight: Assist in special projects, such as The Stanford Fund Partnership (TSF), student advisory boards, leadership programs, and social media liasioning 
  • Participate: Actively participate in regular SAL staff programs and meetings; give feedback

What we’re looking for:    

  • A positive attitude with a strong work ethic
  • A set schedule of 8 hours of work in the office plus 1 hour for staff meeting. A minimum 3 quarter committment
  • Effective advising skills, including strong problem solving abilities and a collaborative interpersonal work style
  • Well-­honed organization skills, attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Interest and/or experience in leadership and student organizations; experience as a president, financial officer, and or other leadership position is a bonus
  • Occasional night and weekend assignments
  • Active and regular participation in all aspects of a busy and dynamic office
  • Willing and ability to learn quickly
  • We especially welcome students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, both undergraduate and graduate, are encouraged to apply

What we'll do for you:                                          

  • Actively involve you in all aspects of student activities work
  • Provide you an opportunity for peer advisor team projects
  • Work hard to ensure that you have a meaningful, ongoing, working with three experienced student affairs professionals
  • Compensate you for your work; we pay a competative rate and work-­study options are also available

To Apply:

Please fill out our application on CardinalSync. Questions? Email Ankita Rakhe, Assistant Dean and Associate Director, Student Activities and Leadership.