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Position Title: ASSET Peer Mentor

Hourly Wage: $14.00/hr

Weekly hours: 10-20 hours weekly

Purpose of the Position:

CYS ASSET Peer Mentors (APMs) promote educational equity through proactive outreach to and engagement of students by way of peer mentorship, workshops, and programming that promote an inclusive university culture and culture of academic success. APMs will engage with first-time students and new transfer students admitted into the ASSET Scholars (Academic Student Success Excellence Team) program. APMs will support students’ transition to CSUCI, bolster academic success, promote educational equity, and support faculty and other facets of the ASSET Scholars program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as peer mentors to ASSET Scholars (i.e., CSUCI students) by way of providing 1:1 sessions, and Scholar Squad Sessions, and assist with navigating the university culture in order to enhance a confident transition to CSUCI
  • Work collaboratively and contribute to a student success team composed of peer mentors, faculty, and professional staff
  • Lead student engagement campaigns that support academic success and keep students on track for graduation requirements
  • Assist with and/or help design program planning, development, coordination and implementation
  • Design and facilitate academic success curriculum for toolkits
  • Share co-curricular opportunities (e.g., internships, research, etc.) with ASSET Scholars
  • As needed refer ASSET Scholars to academic resources (e.g., Academic Advising, tutoring) and services(e.g., Counseling & Psychological Services, Disability Accommodations & Support Services, etc.).
  • Serve as liaisons between the ASSET Scholars and ASSET Faculty Mentors
  • Collaborate with ASSET Faculty Mentors to co-facilitate workshops and provide support with workshop content and logistics
  • Develop programming marketing and social media campaign materials related to programming or the ASSET Scholars program
  • Attend weekly team meetings and/or trainings prior to and during the academic semester
  • Meet regularly with ASSET Scholar faculty mentors, partners, staff, and work teams as designated
  • Assist with program data tracking, reporting, and evaluation of all activities
  • Meet deadlines as given
  • Assist the department’s professional staff with special projects and events, and
  • Complete all administrative duties, including base office hours, and may include planning and facilitating meetings, leading team assignments, and any other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Interest in advancing educational equity, serving as a role model for other students, and working on a
    student success team
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate CSU Channel Islands student
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units during time of employment and throughout the term of employment
  • Must have a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic and behavioral
    standing (not on academic or disciplinary probation) with the university
  • Must be available to work at least 10-12 hours per week
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented and low-income students
  • Available to work flexible hours and on weekends
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively in a group as well as independently on project tasks with timelines
  • Effective time management, including, but not limited to being on time for scheduled meetings with professional staff and/or students, allocating sufficient time to the planning of activities; and making
    efficient use of time
  • Effective communication with diverse groups of people, including, but not limited to students,
    parents/families, faculty, staff, and guests
  • Demonstrated consistency and persistence in follow-up as well as creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to contribute to a team-oriented environment, and
  • Due to federal funding, the candidate must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a peer mentor or mentee
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Experience working with diverse population
  • Possesses cultural knowledge to support diverse populations

Other Notes: 

If hired, the individual is required to complete appropriate campus human resources trainings

If hired, 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 as a condition of employment


Please note that this offer of employment is conditional and is contingent on the current COVID-19 pandemic, financial availability within the department, grades, and successful completion of a background check (if applicable). We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented time.