Peer Mentor – 2022-2023

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About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

Peer Mentors are empathetic, experienced sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are paired with First-Year or Transfer students to help mentor and assist them with all aspects of transition to life at the College of Wooster.  This work typically includes helping students with time management, course selection, communication with faculty and staff, managing the transition from living at home, finding a meaningful social life, etc. Peer Mentors meet one-on-one with one to four mentees, mentor FYS sections, attend weekly Peer Mentor meetings, and assist the Office of Academic Advising with advising-related events and projects.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities (may include the following, but are not limited to):

  • Serve as an academic, social, and co-curricular resource for an FYS section
  • Attend group training during April 2022, and in August just before classes begin. More info to come.
  • Attend regular peer mentor group meetings: Thursdays, 11:00-11:50 a.m.
  • Assist with First-Year registration and academic advising.
  • Assist with advising events (Walk-in-Wednesday, Wooster 101, etc.).
  • Assist with any other advising duties, as needed.
  • Meet regularly with individually assigned mentee(s) on a case by case basis and serve as an academic, social, and co-curricular resource for them.

Requirements:

  • Be able to work up to five to six hours per week.
  • Be in good academic and behavioral standing.  Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Demonstrate involvement in campus experiences, in both academics and co-curriculars.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully manage academic and other commitments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of student support services on campus.
  • Be approachable, understanding, open-minded, patient, and empathetic.
  • Show discretion in handling personal information.
  • Be willing to accept feedback on interactions with mentees and on advising content.
  • Demonstrate understanding of diverse cultures, identities, and experiences of peers.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the College of Wooster’s Mission, Graduate Qualities, and Wooster Ethic.
  • Be on-campus during the entire academic year.

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information see our nondiscrimination policy.

Compensation:

Peer Mentors are paid wages as outlined by Student Employment.  Compensation is provided for meeting with mentees, attending weekly meetings, attending a limited number of FYS classes, and engaging in Peer Mentor activities as assigned.

Immediate supervisor: APEX Peer Mentor-Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Supervision received:  Weekly meetings with supervisor

Application Instructions:

 The deadline for this application is February 25, 2022.

  1. Complete this application
  2. Complete the Peer Mentor Form