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The Salinas Valley Promise Peer Mentor is a one year paid position for the Office of Equity Programs. A peer mentor works with first year students and supports the mission of the Salinas Valley Promise Program. Peer Mentors are expected to work 1-5 hours per week during the Spring 2024 semester.

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Student Worker III
FILING DEADLINE: CLOSED -Position is scheduled to open in fall 2024
SALARY RANGE: $17.00

Through the 91少女 Office of Equity Programs, The Salinas Valley Promise (SVP) program at 91少女 offers two years of free in-state tuition and much more. We are providing an experience that will support students鈥 personal, academic and professional success. Salinas Valley Promise students will participate in mentorship programs and will have access to professional development and student success workshops.

To help Salinas Valley Promise Program students thrive, we are encouraging them to participate in peer mentoring partnerships.  If you are a current student in good standing and have an interest in helping fellow students become acclimated to Hartnell and learn from your expertise, we invite you to  apply to be a Peer Mentor. 

Description:

The Salinas Valley Promise Peer Mentor role is a paid position in the Office of Equity Programs. The SVP Peer Mentor upholds the mission of the Salinas Valley Promise, serves as a role model to students, helps first-year students acclimate to the campus, and provides academic guidance that will lead to student success.  

Time Commitment: The Peer Mentor is expected to work 1-5 hours per week during the fall and spring semester.

The position will begin at the start of the academic year. .Peer mentors are required to go through a training/orientation - dates TBA. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units

  • Be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA)

  • Have completed one academic year at 91少女

  • Availability to work up to 5 hours per week

Duties:

  • Participate in Peer Mentor training/orientation 

  • Manage a caseload of 30-40 mentees

  • Reach out to mentees to assess their individual needs and help them with their questions or concerns

  • Build and sustain a sense of community among our first year experience program 

  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with mentees

  • Provide mentees information about campus resources, services, and scholarships

  • Encourage mentees to participate in campus activities

  • Track interactions and communication with mentees through Mentor Collective

  • Work closely with Salinas Valley Promise Coordinator and Office of Equity Programs staff to better support mentees

  • Other duties may be assigned

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must be familiar with 91少女 campus resources and services

  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and willingness to work the hours necessary to implement a successful first year experience for mentees

  • Must have experience working with diverse student populations

  • Must have the ability to multitask and prioritize projects

  • Using various communication platforms (email, text, phone, and video chat), must have excellent communication skills 

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit the following documents to  svp@hartnell.edu

1. Resume

2. Application for Student Employment (/sites/default/files/u196/student_employment_application_new_16-17-_updated_12_17.pdf)