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Peer Mentor

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

    • Position Summary
    • Two (2) temporary hourly-intermittent Student Assistant position in TRIO Student Support Services.

    • Start Date
    • Position available on or after May 29, 2023 and ending on or before August 31, 2023. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

    • Job Description/Duties
    • Students helping students! Peer Mentors for TRIO Student Support Services work closely with students throughout the academic year providing essential peer-to-peer guidance, information, insight, advice, and support to SSS participants. This position guides students and provides basic information on academic-related issues, scholarship and internships, study skills, and programming and eligibility. The Peer Mentor position also acts as referral agents to SSS professional staff and broader campus resources.

      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.
      • Help students understand and navigate campus systems such as myStanState portal, StanPlanner, and GradReady.
      • Serve as a referral resource for students to professional staff and campus resources.
      • Sustain student contact through in-person or virtual walk-ins/appointments, phone conversations, and email.
      • Document student contact using Student Access database system.
      • Plan, develop, promote, and facilitate presentations, workshops, and events for students on topics such as SSS programming, resources, and services as well as academic, social, emotional, and financial wellness and literacy.
      • Reserve workshop locations via 25Live.
      • Create flyers, event calendars, social media and other advertising.
      • Document SSS student participation in workshops and events 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.
      • Help students 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 ability to be capable of exercising independent, sound judgment with the ability to assess student emergencies.
      • Demonstrates the ability to be sensitive to the experiences of limited income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities.
      • Demonstrates the ability to be familiar with Microsoft Office and able to learn new software and technology.
      • Demonstrates a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
      • It is preferred, but not required that the incumbent demonstrates enrollment status as a full-time student.
      • It is preferred, but not required, that the incumbent demonstrates experience working with first-generation, limited income, racially minoritized and/or students with disabilities.
      • Active participation in and/or service recipient of TRIO Student Support Services, highly 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.
    • Special Conditions

    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at
    • Salary Range

    • $15.50 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.

      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:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      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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