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Employment Opportunities

Now hiring SI Leaders for Fall 2022. Apply now!

SI Leaders play a critical role in the program because they serve as knowledgeable peers who engage members with each other to promote active learning. They also:

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  • Help other students enhance their understanding of subject matter through collaborative group discussion.
  • Gain valuable management experience as a facilitator in a peer-based group.
  • Develop excellent facilitation skills.
  • Develop strong communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Maintain familiarity with course content for professional school tests like the MCAT, DAT and GRE.
  • Earn hourly pay

Hiring Requirements

Want to work for the Academic Achievement Hub as a SI Leader? You need to meet the following criteria:

  • Current UC San Diego undergraduate student.
  • Earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) they wish to lead and took the course(s) at UC San Diego.
    • or have demonstrated mastery of the content through the Math Placement Exam or AP, SAT subject, or ACT scores

    • or have excelled with a grade of B+ or higher in equivalent course(s) at another institution 

  • Maintain strong course content knowledge and are willing to attend one lecture per week for the course.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Applicants who will embrace and support the philosophy of the program, meaning Leaders use facilitation techniques to help session attendees teach and learn from each other and, in contrast to an instructor or TA, do not directly instruct, tutor, or give answers.
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

Professional Development

  • New Leaders hired are required to attend training sessions and to observe experienced Leaders in their SI sessions prior to leading sessions themselves.
  • Develop SI session plans 
  • Facilitate a group of enrolled students who meet weekly to study in a structured, collaborative environment.
  • Maintain accurate session attendance.
  • Build a strong sense of community in SI sessions where all members feel comfortable taking intellectual risks, making mistakes, and having fun while learning.
  • Learn how to utilize collaborative learning techniques and create activities that encourage attendees to learn from each other.
  • Partner with other SI Leaders in trainings and meetings to learn additional facilitation skills and/or create new SI resources
  • Be available to support sessions by:
    • Approximately 9 hours of work per week
      • Attend course lectures
      • Support weekly 80 minute SI sessions per week
      • Up to 1 hour of SI session preparation
      • Participate in weekly training
  • Encourage students to meet with their Instructional/Teaching Assistant (IA/TA) or instructor for additional support on challenging concepts and to get to know them

Application Information

  • If you meet all hiring requirements, please click on the button below to complete the SI Leader online application. Search for the SI Leader description under the Teaching + Learning Commons.
  • Please note: 
    • Most hiring happens in the spring quarter for the next academic year, but we do hire Leaders throughout the year, on an as-needed basis.
    • We hire Leaders for UCSD summer sessions, as needed.
    • All applications will be reviewed, and those candidates that most closely match our hiring needs will be contacted for an interview.
    • Interviewing and hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. 
    • Due to the high volume of applicants, you will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 


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