Becoming a Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Peer Educator

Peer Educators support SMPR’s mission to address the causes of sexual misconduct and support all members of our campus community who are impacted by sexual misconduct. Peer Educators have the opportunity to directly impact the Carleton community through designing and implementing active and passive programs on topics including: healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, bystander intervention, and Title IX.

These students are a part of the larger Peer Leader Program which includes offices such as OHP, GSC, Residential Life, and more!

Responsibilities include:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Work on special projects as assigned each term. Based on the Peer Educators’ interests, such projects might include a combination of the following: hosting book groups; contributing to program development of specific topic areas such as healthy relationships, bystander intervention, consent, and healthy sexuality; co-presenting educational programming with professional staff; designing passive programming (e.g. bulletin boards) and marketing materials (e.g. posters); supporting Title IX outreach; serving as CSA representative; attending Community Board on Sexual Misconduct (CBSM) trainings; or coordinating SMPR’s social media accounts
  • Participate in on-going professional development, including Peer Leader Orientation, Fall Training, and the Peer Leader Winter Conference
  • Serve as ambassadors for the College’s policies and processes related to sexual misconduct
  • Support distinct functions within SMPR, including but not limited to social media, communications, curriculum development, training, and research
  • Assume responsibilities for other tasks as assigned on an “as needed” basis.

What you need to apply

  1. Peer leader Common Application – Fill out only once for all applications
  2. Submit your resume and cover letter to Handshake
    Cover letter addressing the following:
    • Why you are interested in becoming an SMPR Peer Educator
    • What skills and abilities you possess that make you qualified for this position
    • What skills you hope to develop through this position
    • Any past experiences related to peer education, sexual violence prevention, web design, social media outreach, and/or graphic design
  3. Complete a virtual interview with Laura Riehle-Merrill, Title IX Coordinator, and Grace Espinoza, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator

All Carleton students are welcome and encouraged to apply. No previous training is required, but passion about preventing sexual violence on campus is preferred. This is an 8-10-hour per week, paid position for the 2022-2023 academic year.