Under the direction of campus leadership, the Peer Mentor position provides a welcoming and supportive environment for the first-year students by assisting them with available campus resources, and facilitates connection to these resources. The Peer Mentor trains mentee in achieving their academic goals and linking them with navigating college technology. The Peer Mentor provides mentees personalized academic support as appropriate, and/or tutoring referrals, as needed. Assist mentees in identifying interests, strengths and goals. Work hours may fluctuate depending on scheduled activities and student needs. This is a grant funded, term position. Continuation will be dependent on grant funding.
Education and experience sufficient to meet the rigors of the position, must be an active students in Full-time or part-time enrolled students in good standing at CMC with at least 24 earned credits. Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Active participant in the TRIO SSS program for at least 2 semesters. Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.
Knowledge of: variety of standard administrative and business methods and procedures; standard Microsoft Office software. Ability to: ability to interact with a diverse student population; read, write, speak, and understand English well; operate variety of office equipment; proficient in computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail; multi-task; meet deadlines; strong verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.