RIT 365, our first-year experiential course, is looking for dynamic, community focused leaders. Support our first-year students as they launch their RIT journey, cultivate relationships, and connect with others across campus.


Give to others

Connect with your RIT community

Cultivate connections

Enhance your leadership and critical thinking skills

Further your self-awareness

Grow your self-confidence

Facilitator Role

RIT 365 Facilitators are an essential piece to guiding our first-year students in making their RIT journey exceptional. Your primary role as an RIT 365 facilitator, is to guide dialogue conversations in each class. You will also guide first-year students through experiential learning cycles, called Plan-Do-Reflect cycles. By being an RIT 365 Facilitator, you not only help the journey of our first-year students, but participate in your own journey of developing connections, self-awareness, and valuable skills as a professional. RIT 365 Facilitators create the space for our first-year students to:

  • Discover themselves as experts in their own values and experiences
  • Explore crossroads and challenges as opportunities for growth
  • Acknowledge that understanding the diverse experiences of self and others is essential to forming an inclusive community

Supporting First-Year Students

  • Co-facilitate a dialogue process through a Plan-Do-Reflect experiential learning cycle for 14 class meetings of 50 minutes, one per week
  • Participate in active learning experiences hosted by campus partners
  • Provide one-on-one 30 minute coaching sessions with each student in their class section throughout the semester
  • Attend, participate, and co-facilitate a community building session during the week prior to the start of classes
  • Timely completion of administrative duties including completing coaching appointment notes, grading, early alert reporting, and other administrative communications
  • Provide additional administrative and class support as needed

Trainings, Meetings and Administrative Tasks

  • Attend 5 training workshops or the equivalent of 18 hours prior to the start of Fall semester classes
  • Attend required bi-weekly team meetings during the Fall semester
  • Provide support as needed to execute experiential activities within the course
  • Meet weekly with your Co-Facilitator to coordinate shared facilitation and administrative duties
  • Timely completion of administrative duties including completing coaching appointment notes, grading, early alert reporting, and other administrative communications

Be enthusiastic about participating in a shared learning experience with students and a Co-facilitator in a non-traditional classroom environment

Peer Facilitator

  • Minimum 2.6 cumulative GPA
  • Be in good standing with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Full-time registered RIT undergraduate student
  • Knowledge of and experience with the RIT community.

*Note for Grad Students: Graduate students interested in applying for the Staff role must already have earned a master’s degree by start of the semester. Students in 4+1 graduate programs are eligible to apply for the Peer role.

Staff/Faculty/Alumni Facilitator

  • Master’s degree
  • 1-3 years’ experience working with college students
  • Knowledge of and experience with the RIT community
  • If employed by RIT, must be an exempt employee

Approximately 78 hours per semester, including training. While the semester is in session, you can expect to commit 5 hours per week.