What is the overall time committment for this position?
Visit the Time Commitment page of this site to understand the details of the time commitment. The total commitment for the semester is about 76 hours. While the semester is in session, you can expect to commit 4-5 hours per week.
When does this facilitator position start?
Outside of the initial training requirement, the position will begin on the Saturday before Orientation, August 22nd, 2020 and will conclude at the end of Fall Semester finals week.
Is this a paid position?
Yes, this is a paid position. Year One Programs uses the NYS minimum hourly wage for Peer Facilitators and the university-wide adjunct hourly rate for Staff/Faculty to determine their stipend or contracted amount. For Peer Facilitators, this stipend is $900, distributed in 4 payments throughout the semester. For Staff/Faculty adjuncts the contracted pay is $1860 for one section or $3145 for two sections. This is distributed in your normal paycheck if you are currently an RIT exempt employee. If you are not otherwise employed by RIT your pay is distributed on the bi-weekly paydates during Fall semester.
Is the application process for a returning Facilitator different than a new Facilitator?
No. Both new and returning applicants are required to complete the application form, including uploading a cover letter and resume. After materials are approved, you will be asked to sign up for an interview with a member of the Year One Programs team.
Can I hold other student leader positions in addition to being an RIT 365 Faciltator?
Yes. To be specific, there is no conflict with being a Resident Assistant (with Residence Life) or Orientation student positions (with New Student Orientation) and a Facilitator for RIT 365. In general, it is recommended that students don't exceed an estimated 20 hours per week of extra-curricular obligations. You are welcome to ask more about balancing the Facilitator role with other positions at your interview.
Can non-exempt RIT employees be RIT 365 Facilitators?
Because of the hourly nature of non-exempt employees’ work, we are unable to hire non-exempt employees into the Facilitator position at this time. We recognize and are disappointed that this disqualifies many qualified people who would make great Facilitators.