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TRIO SSS Peer Mentor (Student)



Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024
Position Information
Job Title TRIO SSS Peer Mentor (Student)
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Bend
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Remote or Hybrid option?
Min Hourly Rate $14.20 (Standard); $13.20 (Non-Urban); $15.45 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate $21.00 (Standard); $20.50 (Non-Urban); $21.50 (Portland Metro)
Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill 1 part-time Student Support Services (a maximum of 8 hours per week) Peer Mentor position with the TRiO department at Oregon State University – Cascades (OSU). This position will be located in Bend, Oregon. Anticipated wage is $17 per hour.
As a Peer Mentor, you will shadow existing peer mentors, attend TRIO events, and attend weekly staff meetings to successfully learn the skills needed to become a successful Peer Mentor.
TRIO SSS Peer Mentors will support TRIO’s effort to facilitate a successful college transitional experience for the incoming SSS Summer Bridge cohort. Peer Mentors will be working with new SSS participants during the Summer Bridge Program, as well as the remainder of the academic year. SSS Peer Mentors will help create a welcoming environment and familiarize SSS participants with college life. They will help the incoming SSS cohort adapt socially and academically, as well as monitor any adjustment issues. Peer Mentors will help the new SSS participants navigate college life at Oregon State University – Cascades by providing the students information about available resources on campus, orienting them to the expectations of an institution of higher education, and encouraging participation in all SSS activities and events. It is a required that the SSS Peer Mentors participate in all SSS planned peer mentoring activities.
Hiring will be based on need. We may not be actively looking for employees the entire time this posting is up, however we encourage you to apply and you will be considered for the next available opening.
Position Duties
Peer Mentors will shadow existing Peer Mentors and attend staff meetings/trainings to learn the following tasks before becoming a Peer Mentor:
Coordinate volunteer program and work directly with selected non-profit organizations. Participate as Peer Mentors in the SSS Summer Bridge Program. Participate in planning and conducting student workshops and activities. Assist in teaching the TRiO/SSS 1st Year Experience Course Fall term. Meet with your assigned SSS students weekly during fall, winter & spring terms. Assist in coordinating and participating in all SSS on-and-off-campus events. Off-campus events require Mentors to drive. Attend and participate in all SSS Peer Mentoring Meetings. Assist in conducting program evaluations.
Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements

  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*

*International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.
Additional Required Qualifications
Minimum 2.50 GPA. Must have participated in the TRIO SSS Program Must hold a second-year student status or above.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Must be Work-Study Eligible.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P10597SE
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 03/01/2024
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 01/02/2024
Full Consideration Date 06/30/2024
Closing Date 06/30/2024
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Work Study - open to qualified/eligible Work Study students only
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open to qualified/eligible work study students only.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A Resume/Vita

For additional information please contact:
Rodrigo Gonzalez-Juarez at rodrigo.gonzalez-juarez@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.