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Faith Harron
Faith Harron - Special Projects Manager, Special Projects Division
Contact: feharron@stanford.edu

This is a high impact, high-commitment role at Stanford. Please read the entire description of the role and its expectations before applying.


Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to apply to work as a Peer Learning Consultant in the Special Projects division. PLCs in the Special Projects Division will be responsible for the creation, administration, and development of specialized projects within the Peer Learning Consultant Program, with each PLC chosen for oversight of a specific project. The Special Projects Division offers interested students the opportunity to set their own schedules and freedom to pursue independent work, as well as assigned tasks, that are both relevant to programmatic needs and their personal expertise, all in the spirit of continuous improvement of the PLCP. Current examples of roles that fall under the Special Projects Division include Graphic Designer and Data Analyst.

Available Roles in this division

Special Projects role detail Application link Deadline to apply
Data Analyst (open to undergraduates only) Applications are closed Applications are closed
Graphic Designer (open to all students) Applications are closed Applications are closed

Data Analyst

What you'll do

  • Assessing current state of data gathered, and providing suggestions for further data collection and improved data organization structures 
  • Developing algorithms for survey-related matching and streamlining our current process to pair Accountability Partners 
  • Supporting coding needs, like automated email notifications in our current workflows 
  • Contributing to digital transformation of our program, including through automation of existing processes, & continuous innovation 
  • Identifying places where coding could simplify or expedite the way we work 
  • Independent work, if desired, to continually improve the program’s data, design, management, and website (including pairing with the Graphic Designer to improve UI/UX) 
  • Additional coding/data work, partnership-building, and project/program management as requested by Lead Learning Consultants

Compensation and hourly requirements

Compensation for this role begins at $21/hour for undergraduate students. Work will be primarily asynchronous and flexible, where requirements will be completed based on division member’s availability with support and accountability through regular meetings with the division lead and other supporting program members.

Estimated weekly work time will be 4-8 hours per week. There may be some variance in hours depending on division member’s preference and requests our program receives, but our goal is to have a relatively consistent number of hours per week so division members can plan ahead. 

Who you are

  • An undergraduate student at Stanford University with: 
    • experience with programming in Python, R, or similar languages 
    • interest in data science 
    • excellent time management skills, and 
    • the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

Application requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or co-term student (graduate and professional students are not eligible for this role)
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall
  • Must have a strong commitment to helping peers learn
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, time management skills, and attention to detail

Application process

  1. Application: Complete the online application (which includes submitting a brief statement and CV/resume).
  2. Finalist Interviews: Qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in an one hour interview with the Special Projects Manager, current Peer Learning Consultants and other stakeholders. Please note that, if selected for an interview, there will be a short programming assignment to complete before the interview. 
  3. Admission: All candidates will be informed about a decision no later than two weeks after the interview. Successful candidates will be given 48 hours to accept the offer. Please note that the turnaround time between admission and onboarding is relatively short.

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Graphic Designer

What you'll do:

  • Developing social media content (both brainstorming and generating new content, in collaboration with a professional staff member and a student social media specialist, as well as designing corresponding graphics) 
  • Establishing a strong brand identity for the PLC program 
  • Creation of new logos, branding materials, and other graphic elements used in advertising events and the PLC program for a variety of audiences (all students, outside organizations, graduates, undergraduates, various departments, etc.) 
  • Improving UI/UX experience on the PLCP website 
  • Reviewing proposed content and providing feedback on its suitability for target audience, its design, etc. 
  • Independent work, if desired, to continually improve the program’s design, management, social media strategy, and website 
  • Additional design work, partnership-building, and project/program management as requested by Lead Learning Consultants

Compensation and hourly requirements:

Compensation for this role begins at $17/hour for undergraduate students and $28/hour for graduate students. Work will be primarily asynchronous and flexible, with the Graphic Designer able to set hours as needed to complete work ahead of deadlines; requirements will be completed based on division member’s availability, with support and accountability provided through regular meetings with the division lead and other supporting program members.

Estimated weekly work time will be 4-8 hours per week. There may be some variance in hours depending on division member’s preference and requests our program receives, but our goal is to have a relatively consistent number of hours per week so division members can plan ahead. 

Who You are: 

  • An undergraduate or graduate student at Stanford University with: 
    • interest and/or experience in design, especially UI/UX and digital media, interest and/or experience in creating social media content; familiarity with Canva, Picsart, and/or Adobe Photoshop is a plus but not required, 
    • ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, 
    • excellent time management skills, and 
    • the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

Application requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate, co-term, masters, doctoral, or professional student
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Co-term and masters students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall; graduate and professional students must be in good standing with their department/program
  • Must have a strong commitment to helping peers learn
  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, time management skills, and attention to detail

Application process

  1. Application: Complete the online application (which includes submitting a brief statement and CV/resume).
  2. Finalist Interviews: Qualified candidates will be contacted to participate in an one hour interview with the Special Projects Manager, current Peer Learning Consultants and other stakeholders. Please note that, if selected for an interview, there will be a short graphic design assignment to complete before the interview. 
  3. Admission: All candidates will be informed about a decision no later than two weeks after the interview. Successful candidates will be given 48 hours to accept the offer. Please note that the turnaround time between admission and onboarding is relatively short.

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