Peer Mentor Application

Job Description

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Anika Watson

 

Title: Peer Mentor

Reports to: Assistant Head of the Tutoring Center

Salary: Starts at $14.49 per hour; this pay rate is within the Classification 1 wage range as established by the Student Employment center. Work Study and Non-Work Study positions available.

 

Qualifications

  • At least one academic year remaining at WWU 
  • Available to work at least 6 hours per week during the academic year 
  • Experience using strategies and techniques for learning in a post-secondary setting with the ability to share techniques for academic success  
  • Practice developing strategies for success in specific courses of any subject area 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion  
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills 
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced work environment 
  • Ability to work with students one-on-one and to collaborate with students and colleagues in small groups 
  • Ability to present to large groups 
  • Technical ability to engage with and learn new digital programs and practices 
  • Experience with organizing projects and attending to details 
  • Experience with various computer and networking applications (e.g. Office 365, Zoom, and related). 
  • Preferred: Language proficiency other than English 
  • Preferred: More than one academic year remaining at WWU 

 

Responsibilities

  • Support Western students in the Tutoring Center with empathy, inclusiveness, and integrity 
  • Perform front desk activities to support students and tutors, including connecting students with tutors and resources, providing referrals, record-keeping, and scheduling, both virtually and face-to-face  
  • Coordinate tutors to dispatch service to students and communicate wait-time to students if applicable 
  • Actively develop competency with student success best practices, and strategies to build academic skills 
    • Note: professional development will be provided via pre-quarter and weekly training 
  • Participate in academic support and outreach activities, e.g. facilitating study skills appointments and presentations, leading tours, and representing the Tutoring Center at information fairs and to other campus organizations  
  • Arrive on-time for all scheduled shifts 
  • Participate in two days of New Staff Training Sept 19-20, 2022, and 2-3 hours of training per week during first quarter of employment  

 

Benefits

  • Develop interpersonal, professional, and leadership skills 
  • Gain career-relevant work experience 
  • Improved mastery of study strategies and student success best practices 
  • Opportunity to help create a vibrant and inclusive learning community 
  • Work on campus with sick leave and flexible hours 
  • Eligible for Student Employee scholarships 

 

Peer Mentor Position Description

Peer Mentor Application

 

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