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Peer Mentor

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Department: Retention Services
Work type: Student Assistant
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Excluded

    • Position Summary
    • One temporary hourly-intermittent Student Assistant position in Student Support Services.

    • Start Date
    • Position available on or after February 15, 2021 and ending on or before May 28, 2021. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

    • Job Description/Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Develop and maintain relationships with students through peer-led engagement, social activities, one-on-one interactions, and student success programming (focus on transition, acclimation, and a sense of belonging).
      • Meet with students individually or in small groups to provide perspective on college life, study habits, and campus resources.
      • Discuss program and campus services and resources with students.
      • Assist students in understanding and navigating campus systems such as myStanState portal, StanPlanner, and GradReady.
      • Serve as a referral resource for students to professional staff and campus resources.
      • Assist in sustaining student contact through in-person or virtual walk-ins/appointments, phone conversations, and email.
      • Assist in documenting student contact using Student Access database system.
      • Assist in the planning, development, promotion, and facilitation of presentations, workshops, and events for students on topics such as Student Support Services (SSS) programming, resources, and services as well as academic, social, emotional, and financial wellness and literacy.
      • Reserve workshop locations via 25Live.
      • Assist in creating flyers, event calendars, social media and other advertising.
      • Assist in documenting SSS student participation in workshops and event using Student Access database system.
      • Assist with general office support.
      • Greet visitors, answer phones and questions, and schedule appointments.
      • Notify staff of appointment arrivals and walk-in requests.
      • Assist students with using the student lounge and computer lab when needed.
      • Intake review of program and scholarship applications and documentation.
      • Assist with other clerical tasks as needed.
      • Participate in program outreach, information tables, and new participant orientations as needed.
      • Contact prospective program applicants by email, phone, virtual/in-person appointments and walk-ins.
      • Answer questions about the program and application process.
      • Track outreach and follow up efforts.
      • Refer individuals and questions to professional staff as needed.
      • Participate in professional development, training, and meetings as requested.

      Other duties as assigned.

    • Qualifications
    • Preferred Qualifications:
      • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
      • Demonstrates problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
      • Demonstrates strong leadership and motivational skills.
      • Demonstrates the capability to exercise independence, and utilize sound judgment with the ability to assess student emergencies.
      • Demonstrates the capacity to be sensitive to the experiences of limited-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities.
      • Demonstrates familiarity with Microsoft Office and able to learn new software and technology.
      • Upper-division and graduate students from underrepresented, limited-income, and first-generation backgrounds and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
      • Demonstrates a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
      • Full-time student enrollment status preferred.
      • SSS active participant preferred.

      Required Qualifications:
      • Undergraduate students must be registered/enrolled in a minimum of six (6) Fall/Spring units.
      • Post-baccalaureate students in a graduate program must be registered in a minimum of four (4) Fall/Spring units.
    • Salary Range
    • $14.00 per hour 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      Exceptions to minimum eligibility qualifications may be granted at the sole discretion of the University



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