Under the general supervision of the Peer Mentor Project staff, Peer Mentors create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all mentees. Peer Mentors work with a diverse team to provide a wide variety of support services to mentees. Peer Mentors develop relationships with staff, faculty, and administrators, and closely support mentees for academic success. Peer Mentors serve as a peer contact for the program.


Responsibilities

Peer Mentors are responsible for:

Working with Mentees

  • Maintaining a caseload of four to six mentees each semester
  • Meeting in person for 30 minutes twice per month with assigned mentees
  • Helping mentees complete the Steps to Success
  • Scheduling mentee appointments to monitor their progress and making proper notation in files
  • Helping with grade checks and student success plans
  • Serving as a peer liaison and referring students to appropriate campus resources

Outreach and Events

  • Attending mandatory Friday seminars from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Participating and co-facilitating monthly First Year Experience (FYE) meetings
  • Coordinating, planning, and executing academic and social events for mentees as needed, including:
    • Developing, planning, and facilitating events
    • Recruiting speakers and panelists
    • Creating flyers and advertising events
  • Serving on panels and providing outreach services on campus
  • Serving as an official college representative and role model, and exhibiting the values and culture of CRC
  • Managing projects and meeting expected deadlines

Peer Mentors may take on other duties and projects as assigned.


Hours and Pay

For the 2019-2020 academic year, Peer Mentors are paid $12 per hour. Peer Mentors work five to 26 hours per week, between 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays. Peer Mentors occasionally work on weekends.


Eligibility

To be eligible to be a Peer Mentor, students must:

  • Have completed at 12 or more units across Los Rios, with at least one semester completed at Cosumnes River College
  • Be a current and enrolled student at CRC taking at least six (6) units
  • Have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average (GPA)
  • Be able to attend the required summer training

Additional Qualifications

Successful Peer Mentors have the following qualifications:

  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment
  • On time for assigned work schedule, activities, and tasks
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work with students, staff, administrators, and faculty from diverse backgrounds and identities related to socio-class, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, ability, nationality, citizenship, and religion

How to Apply

The application for 2019-2020 school year is closed. Check back in early 2020 to learn how to apply for the 2020-2021 school year.