Fall '17 Job Openings - apply now

Math 1031 - must have some availability on Thursdays 
Math 1051 
- must have some availability on Thursdays

Chem 1061 - must be available Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 (in St. Paul)

* Required training (paid) on Wed and Thur Aug 30-31st 9:00-3:30pm

Duties of PAL Facilitators:

This position is for students who enjoy helping others learn and are looking for a rewarding academic work experience.

  • Attend/view one lecture each week (paid).
  • Review assignments and select concepts for students to work on in small groups.
  • Facilitate one or two weekly study sessions (50 minutes each) for 10-30 students. 
  • Attend a weekly meeting with other PAL facilitators to share and reflect on PAL session activities and for on-going training.
  • Meet with the PAL supervisor individually to discuss session planning and observations.
  • Represent the PAL program in a professional and positive manner.
  • Prepare session plans, worksheets or handouts, for PAL sessions; take attendance; submit materials in timely manner.


  • Completion of the course with an A- or better, or demonstrate equivalent competency
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong desire to help others learn
  • Previous experience coaching or tutoring is a plus
  • Currently enrolled undergraduates at the University of Minnesota and eligible for student employment
  • Maintain a 3.2 college grade point average
  • International students - you must have a SETTA score of 1 to qualify


  • Weekly commitment: 5 to 7 hours per week
  • Weekly preparation (2-3 hours), lecture attendance (one per week), team meeting (1 hour), and facilitating PAL session (1 hour each).

Initial pay is $10.75/hr.

Salary increases with training and experience and completion of OUE 3050 course - Introduction to Peer Education

Apply on-line: PAL application


  • Develop leadership, organization, and planning skills and other resume-building experiences while helping peers
  • Improve ability and confidence speaking to groups
  • Be part of a motivated, high performing team
  • Network with other PAL facilitators
  • Credit opportunity: This experience can qualify as a one credit directed study and/or a pre-teaching experience for the College of Education

Send an email if interested/questions to mlilly@umn.edu

SMART Hours & Locations

Location: Room 204 | Map
Phone: 612-624-1584
Location: Room 401 | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125

Looking for group study space?

Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.

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