Student Services

Student Services

Job Description

Reports to: COPE Counselor

Compensation:  Summer room and board for the duration of the HEOP summer program (Dates TBA), Meal plan, and a stipend (amount TBA), leadership and teamwork experience. During the school year peer counselors are paid $8.00 per hour.

Requirements/Qualifications:  Enrolled as a full time student at Canisius College, G.P.A. of 2.25 or higher, interested in building a positive community, sense of humor, positive attitude, leadership characteristics and skills, must be at least a first semester sophomore, must be in good disciplinary standing, desire to learn and grow, commitment to teamwork, and ability to communicate clearly.
Terms of Employment:  Late June each summer through Mid-May the following year.
Summer: Each year the HEOP program runs a summer program for incoming first year students. Peer Counselors must participate in all aspects of the summer program, devote a significant amount of time, live on campus, act as a tutor, mentor, and help enforce rules (Tentative dates: June 25- August 4).

School year: Must meet with each student for 1 hour per week. (number of students the peer counselor is responsible for will determine how many hours per week)

Please click here (MS Word) for a detailed summary of Peer Counselor responsibilities and expectations.

How to Apply

All materials must be received by March 15

1.  Fill out an application

2. Please have three people submit letters of recommendation on your behalf to the COPE Counselor by March 15.  One recommendation should be from a work supervisor, one from a Canisius College faculty or staff member, and one from a peer. Please note that COPE staff members will not be writing letters of recommendations. 

3. Submit a current resume with your application

4. E-mail or drop off a current resume to the COPE Counselor in Old Main 101.