Peer Academic Advising Program Coordinator

Returning PAAs are invited to apply for the 2022-2023 Peer Academic Advising Program Coordinator.

Basic Eligibility

Applicants for the Peer Academic Advising Program must:

Selection Criteria

The ideal PAA Coordinator candidate would possess the following:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong command of UCI academic policies and procedures
  • Understanding of non-academic  departments and their relationship to academic advising
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to respond to students in a helpful manner, either one-on-one or in groups
  • Ability to work and relate well with faculty and staff
  • Previous experience addressing meetings and groups is preferred, but not required
  • Previous experience with the program and/or event planning is preferred, but not required

Role and Responsibilities

The PAA Coordinator for the current application cycle will serve for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.  The incoming PAA Coordinator also is expected to facilitate the training offered during Spring Quarter 2022 and prior to Welcome Week in September 2022 in preparation for Welcome Week activities.  Please note that coordinating the Fall Refresher Training and Welcome Week programming will require work during Summer 2021.

Competencies to be Acquired

As the PAA Coordinator, you have the opportunity to learn and develop competencies including:

Time Commitments

Spring 2022 (minimum 2-4 hours/week)

Summer 2022 (40 hours total)

Welcome Week 2022 (20 hours total)

Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023 (10 hours/week)


The PAA Coordinator is expected to be paid $16/hour for the 2022-2023 academic year, pending budget approval.

Application Components

As part of your application you will submit the following:

The online application will include several short essay questions.  Before beginning the application, please consider your responses to the following items:

Application Timeline

Application Deadline for 2022-2023: Sunday, January 23, 2022, by 11:59:59pm *

Review of applications and interviews for select candidates: January 24 through February 24, 2022

Final selection and notifications: February 25, 2022

Onboarding for new position: February 28 through March 18, 2022

Position begins: March 28, 2022

Training begins: Thursday, March 31, 2022


If you have any additional questions about the application process or the coordinator position, please contact the PAA Coordinator Quynh Theresa Do and the PAA Director Heather Cartagena at