Peer Mentor Application

Peer Mentors have a general responsibility for serving as a mentor, and assisting first year students in their personal adjustment to the University. Peer Mentors are under the supervision of the Coordinator of Student Engagement and the University College staff. A peer mentor will fulfill tasks which will enhance Cheyney University in its endeavors to foster the educational, career, financial, moral, personal, social, and spiritual development of our students.


Requirements

Must have earned 24 credits or more at Cheyney University prior to the starting date.
Must have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
The peer mentor position is expected to be a major priority, second only to course work. While in this position you may NOT:
o Be a Resident Advisor
o Be employed on campus (including work study)
Must exhibit positive role model behavior at all times, have a positive attitude, and work well with others.
Must not have any open judicials.
Must have good verbal and written communication skills


Responsibilities

Help first year students successfully transition into college and toward graduation  by:
Introducing them to campus resources and referring them to the proper services.
Monitoring mentee success and encouraging them to strive for excellence.

Support student participation in learning communities by:
Coordinating one learning community activity each month
Updating mentees about learning community activities and campus events regularly
Meeting with mentees on a weekly basis

Attend staff training in its entirety the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester and throughout the year as scheduled
Attend weekly Peer Mentor and one on one meetings with the Coordinator of Student Engagement .
Work a mandatory 10 hours per week
Regard any personal information about students as confidential with the exception of always informing your area supervisor.


Benefits

$8.50 per hour up to 10 hours per week
Move on campus a week prior to fall classes starting
Gain professional experience and leadership skills


How To Apply
Submit application and resume to Ms. Alexander by April 5,2013 at 5:00pm via email.
Recommendation letters will be submitted at the interview.
Please note that NOT all applicants will be contacted for an interview

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