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Peer Educator

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Department: Retention Services
Work type: Instructional Student Assistant
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 11 - UAW - California Alliance of Academic Student Workers, Temporary, Part Time, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)


Instructional Student Assistant Employment Opportunity



Job title and description: Peer Educator.

The Learning Commons invites students to apply for the Peer Educator position as a Peer Tutor or SI Leader to work with and assist students to provide academic assistance in identified courses. A SI Leader is embedded in the class, plans, and facilitates weekly study sessions outside of class. Peer Tutoring is appointment-based sessions with a student or group of students for a specific class. Embedded Tutors are embedded in the class activities while also providing drop-in tutoring outside of class. Drop-In Tutors are available by subject to support students who may drop-in without an appointment. (Math Pathways and STEM Pals)

Job Description:
• Provide academic assistance in the form of Peer Tutoring or Supplemental Instruction in identified courses.
• Participate in professional development activities to improve skills, to continue to grow cultural competence, and reflections skills
• Create a professional and welcoming environment by modeling respect for students’ diverse cultures, languages skills, and experiences
• Work in a collaborative and interactive learning process with the students: using facilitating techniques, collaborative learning techniques, active listening skills, questioning strategies as the primary method to understand student needs, prior knowledge, skills, and monitor progress
• Guide student participation, evaluate student performance, and provide appropriate feedback and encouragement
• Provide strategies on how to learn through study strategies (i.e. time management, note- taking, text book reading, test taking)
• Maintain neat, up to date, accurate and complete records, and help to maintain an orderly work environment.
• Recognize primary role to help students learn and become more confident, more successful, self-directed learners. Be direct and kind with students at the same time
• Make appropriate referrals to other campus and community resources.
• Regularly meet with Supervisor and Mentor for debriefing sessions.

SI Leaders -
• Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, and read all assigned material including texts and supplemental readings.
• Plan and facilitate two to three (2-3) study sessions per week throughout the semester using strategies learned through the SIL training workshop.
• Maintain contact throughout the semester with professor teaching the course.

Embedded Tutors:
• Attend all class meetings of the selected course, take notes, and read all assigned material including texts and supplemental readings.
• Schedule 4-6 drop in hours per week throughout the semester
• Maintain contact throughout the semester with professor teaching the course.

Math Pathways Tutors:
• Work closely with the Math Pathways Graduate Assistant and/or Supervisor to implement learning support models to support students in an assigned Math course(s) and discuss learning challenges, strategies, and mid-semester support interventions.
• Provide weekly drop in hours for students in the assigned Math course(s).

STEM Pals:
• Provide academic assistance in the form of Drop In Peer Tutoring in identified courses in the Naraghi Commons.
• Work in collaboration with the ASPIRE STEM Pals staff and mentors to provide to implement learning support students in STEM classes

Location: Hybrid (L222/remote)

# of Openings: 15-32

Anticipated Hiring Range: $16.70 - 17.45

Priority Application Deadline: January 2, 2024. Applications received after this date will be considered based on learning support needs.

Expected Start Date: January 16, 2024

Expected End Date: May 24, 2024

Point of Contact Person: Erlynn Johnson

Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2024. Applications received after the priority deadline of January 2nd will considered based on learning support needs or be encouraged to apply in a future semester.


• 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.
• An overall GPA of 3.0 or more on a 4-point scale
• Must show content-competency in the course(s) in which study sessions will be led, generally determined by the professor and generally determined by a grade of "B" or better.
• Strong organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Required to attend Tutor Orientations prior to start of semester and Tutor trainings/meetings throughout the semester
• Friendly, patient, inclusive, empathetic, and nonjudgmental manner
• Willingness to listen and communicate ideas clearly
• Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable to change
• Able to maintain punctuality and consistent attendance
• Able to work under pressure and appropriately handle difficult situations
• Willing to learn and to accept supervision and evaluation
• Committed to helping others and working with a team
• The ability to work with diverse population of student



• Junior or Senior Classification (SI Leader Only)
• Prior enrollment with the professor teaching the course for Peer Educators embedded in the class.


A complete application must include a Peer Educator Application, Faculty Recommendation, available work schedule and class schedule indicating required enrollment as per the Student Employment Policies (See 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Erlynn Johnson
Learning Commons
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



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. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

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 CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.



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.



The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) 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. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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