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Become A Peer Mentor

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Working As A Peer Mentor

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $40,113

    Average Salary

What Does A Peer Mentor Do At Research Foundation Cuny

* Provide office support by answering phones, providing information about the program, and placing students on the program waiting list.
* Support Intake staff by assisting with TABE test administration and scoring, sending out student registration letters, scheduling students for individual interviews, preparing interview and orientation folders.
* Assist with copying, filing, and other duties as required.
* Participate in orientation, student recognition events, speaking engagements, community outreach, graduation, etc
* ADDITIONAL DUTIES:
* Support CUNY Fatherhood Academy Director and program staff by entering and tracking student information into spreadsheet/database system as needed
* Prepare HSE folders, facilitate TASC readiness testing and prepare students to sit for the official HSE exam, and check HSE test results

What Does A Peer Mentor Do At University of Alaska

* Help to create an inviting atmosphere in the Cama-i Room.
* Acknowledge and engage all visitor sand inform them of the purpose of the Cama-i Room and the services and programs offered.
* Monitor the Cama-i Room during weekday and/or weekend later evening hours.
* Maintain a daily attendance sheet.
* Set up for programs and assist with cleanup after programs as needed.
* Create and design advertising for programs.
* Create, coordinate, and facilitate two programs per month.
* Create a monthly bulletin board display
* Attend bi-weekly meetings with supervisor.
* Attend bi-weekly meetings with other Cama-i Room student staff members.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* TO APPLY:
* Complete the online applicatio

What Does A Peer Mentor Do At University of Alaska

* Event Management and Travel – 10%
* Manage and schedule all special events and activities both on and off UAA campus.
* Work with ANSEP Fiscal Office on travel needs.
* Assist with building management and set-up tasks for ANSEP components.
* Organize events for ANSEP components to include facility set up, entertainment, food and communications with families regarding events and celebrations
* Essential
* Lead and Train YPMs – 30%
* Lead and help train ANSEP Youth Peer Mentors.
* Delegate tasks as-needed.
* Ensure that staffing levels are appropriate for planned activities.
* Is available for selected on-call hours during program dates
* Essential
* Lead Program Activities – 30%
* Assists ANSEP Summer Directors and Regional Directors and other ANSEP staff with planning, organizing, coordinating, preparing, and leading daily activities for ANSEP components.
* Works with district chaperones to ensure student and program needs are met.
* At the direction of the Summer Directors and Regional Directors, oversee mailings to applicants/families, acceptance letters, and other communications.
* Perform data entry and tracking for ANSEP components.
* Other tasks as assigned
* Essential
* Manage Students – 30%
* Ensure that ANSEP component students are accounted for, and under appropriate supervision, in accordance with ANSEP handbook and policies and procedures.
* Ensure that ANSEP students are safe and manage risk through training and adhering to ANSEP risk reduction policies.
* Assist with dormitory hall management and set-up
* Essential
* ANSEP affirms its commitment to a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which educational programs, employment and activities are free of discrimination and harassment.
* ANSEP faculty and staff administers and ensures compliance with the University policies, procedures and programs on equal opportunity, discrimination, affirmative action, discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking and retaliation.
* Our objective is to effect systemic change in the hiring patterns of Alaska Natives in science and engineering professions.
* We begin with students in the sixth grade and prepare them socially and academically to be hyper-advanced when they arrive at the University for science and engineering degrees.
* Once at the University, ANSEP provides a welcoming environment designed to foster success.
* ANSEP is a partnership between industry, state and federal agencies, Native organizations, philanthropic organizations, K12 school districts, and the University of Alaska.
* We raise the bar for student expectations and measure programmatic effectiveness using academic outcomes.
* ANSEP student performance exceeds state and national averages at each academic level.
* Every successful ANSEP pre-college student is on track to earn the Alaska Performance Scholarship.
* There are more than 2,000 ANSEP students in the ANSEP pipeline.
* We are rapidly increasing the number of ANSEP students academically and socially prepared for science and engineering BS degrees prior to high school graduation.
* ANSEP is the most successful and cost effective STEM program in the nation.
* Duties and Responsibilities:
* Lead Program Activities: Assists ANSEP Summer Directors and Regional Directors and other ANSEP staff with planning, organizing, coordinating, preparing, and leading daily activities for ANSEP components.
* Works with district chaperones to ensure student and program needs are met.
* At the direction of the Summer Directors and Regional Directors, oversee mailings to applicants/families, acceptance letters, and other communications.
* Perform data entry and tracking for ANSEP components.
* Other tasks as assigned.
* Lead and Train YPMs: Lead and help train ANSEP Youth Peer Mentors.
* Delegate tasks as-needed.
* Ensure that staffing levels are appropriate for planned activities.
* Is available for selected on-call hours during program dates
* Ensure that ANSEP component students are accounted for, and under appropriate supervision, in accordance with ANSEP handbook and policies and procedures.
* Ensure that ANSEP students are safe and manage risk through training and adhering to ANSEP risk reduction policies.
* Assist with dormitory hall management and set-up.
* Manage Students: Manage and schedule all special events and activities both on and off UAA campus.
* Work with ANSEP Fiscal Office on travel needs.
* Assist with building management and set-up tasks for ANSEP components.
* Organize events for ANSEP components to include facility set up, entertainment, food and communications with families regarding events and celebrations.
* Event Management and Travel: Manage and schedule all special events and activities both on and off UAA campus.
* Work with ANSEP Fiscal Office on travel needs.
* Assist with building management and set-up tasks for ANSEP components.
* Organize events for ANSEP components to include facility set up, entertainment, food and communications with families regarding events and celebrations

What Does A Peer Mentor Do At University of Alaska

* Adhere to, enforce and ensure compliance with various and applicable rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures.
* Report student conduct and behavior issues to senior ANSEP staff.
* Ensure risk management goals and processes are met
* Essential
* Oversee, direct and lead educational student activities.
* ANSEP students are engaged is these activities during the day primarily, and include credit and noncredit activities.
* YPMs will ensure students attend the activities, and are engaged with the instructors, teachers or faculty who are leading the various activities
* Essential
* Oversee, direct and lead extracurricular events.
* ANSEP students are engaged in these activities during the afternoons and evenings primarily.
* These activities include team building, exercise, and other fun activities like rock climbing, go-karts and paintball.
* YPMs are responsible for ensuring that students attend the various activities and that they are engaged and follow instructions
* Essential
* Oversee, direct and lead student residence life experience.
* ANSEP students reside at UAA dorms while enrolled in various ANSEP components.
* YPMs will ensure that housing and dorm related rules and policies are followed, including that curfew and dining and catering standards are met
* Essential
* Youth Peer Mentors report to supervisors, leads, or directors of specific ANSEP Components.
* Applicants will be chosen to work with one of two levels of pre-college students: Middle School (Middle School Academy and STEM Career Exploration), or High School (Acceleration Academy and Summer Bridge).
* These components provide students with a living and learning environment that provides an academic college experience.
* The programs, services and activities we offer are designed to enhance students' educational experiences and provide the framework for active participation as a team member.
* Summer Bridge is aimed at recent high school graduates who will be attending the University of Alaska (UA) in the fall.
* During Summer Bridge students take college level math and science courses preparing them for University level math and science at UA, and also work a professional internship with one of ANSEP's partner organizations.
* Acceleration Academy is targeted at high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
* The Acceleration Academy provides an opportunity for students to accelerate their academic progress so they are more than ready for college.
* These students will live on campus for 5 weeks while enrolling in college level math, science or engineering courses.
* Acceleration Academy students will also engage in hands on science and engineering activities and projects.
* STEM Career Exploration is an opportunity specifically for past Middle School Academy participants.
* During the STEM sessions students will engage in hands-on STEM projects during a 5-day period.
* These students will live on campus for the duration of the STEM session.
* Middle School Academy targets students who will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the fall after the academy.
* Middle School Academy is a two week, academic, residential academy that emphasizes increasing the students' mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path.
* Hours will vary depending on the needs of the department.
* Hours can range between zero to forty hours a week.
* Scheduling may include evenings, weekends, and some overtime depending on the needs of the department

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How To Become A Peer Mentor

Most school counselors must have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field and have a state-issued credential. Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree. Career counselors who work in private practices may also need a license.

Education

Most states require school counselors to have a master’s degree in school counseling or a related field. Programs in school counseling teach students about fostering academic development; conducting group and individual counseling; working with parents, school staff, and community organizations; and using data to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school counseling programs for all students. These programs often require students to gain experience through an internship or practicum.

Some employers prefer that career counselors have a master’s degree in counseling with a focus on career development. Career counseling programs prepare students to assess clients’ skills and interests and to teach career development techniques. Many programs require students to have a period of supervised experience, such as an internship.  

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Public school counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Licensure or certification typically requires a master’s degree in school counseling and an internship or practicum completed under the supervision of a licensed professional school counselor.

Some states require applicants to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process. Information about requirements for each state is available from the American School Counselor Association.

Although some employers prefer to hire licensed career counselors, licensure is not required by all states. Contact information for state regulating boards is available from the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Although most states do not require work experience in a related occupation, some states require school counselors to have 1 to 2 years of classroom teaching experience, or to hold a teaching license, prior to being certified. Please see the Similar Occupations tab for more information on teaching occupations.

Important Qualities

Compassion. School and career counselors often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients and students.

Interpersonal skills. School and career counselors must be able to work with different types of people. They spend most of their time working directly with clients, students, or other professionals and need to form and maintain good working relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for school and career counselors. They need to give their full attention to students and clients in order to understand their problems.

Speaking skills. School and career counselors must communicate effectively with clients and students. They should express ideas and information in a way that their clients and students understand easily.

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Peer Mentor Demographics

Gender

  • Female

    64.1%
  • Male

    33.0%
  • Unknown

    3.0%

Ethnicity

  • White

    72.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    13.1%
  • Asian

    10.7%
  • Unknown

    2.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    48.7%
  • French

    11.2%
  • German

    5.1%
  • Mandarin

    4.4%
  • Chinese

    4.4%
  • Arabic

    3.2%
  • Italian

    2.8%
  • Portuguese

    2.6%
  • Korean

    2.2%
  • Hindi

    2.1%
  • Russian

    2.1%
  • Japanese

    2.1%
  • Cantonese

    2.1%
  • Vietnamese

    1.9%
  • Urdu

    1.5%
  • Hmong

    0.9%
  • Gujarati

    0.7%
  • Bengali

    0.7%
  • Polish

    0.7%
  • Tamil

    0.6%
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Peer Mentor Education

    Schools

    • Iowa State University

      15.0%
    • Southern Illinois University Carbondale

      7.1%
    • University of Massachusetts Amherst

      6.3%
    • Northern Arizona University

      6.0%
    • University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

      5.9%
    • Western Illinois University

      5.5%
    • University of California - Riverside

      5.2%
    • Wayne State University

      4.5%
    • Ohio University -

      4.4%
    • University of Delaware

      4.4%
    • California University of Pennsylvania

      4.3%
    • Pennsylvania State University

      4.1%
    • Texas A&M University

      3.7%
    • University of Massachusetts - Boston

      3.7%
    • University of Central Florida

      3.6%
    • University of Phoenix

      3.4%
    • University of Texas at Austin

      3.3%
    • DePaul University

      3.3%
    • Skidmore College

      3.2%
    • Texas State University

      3.2%
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    Degrees

    • Bachelors

      63.7%
    • Masters

      15.9%
    • Other

      12.2%
    • Associate

      4.5%
    • Doctorate

      2.1%
    • Certificate

      1.3%
    • Diploma

      0.2%
    • License

      0.1%
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Top Skills for A Peer Mentor

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Top Peer Mentor Skills

  1. Positive Role Model
  2. Mathematics
  3. Seminar
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Demonstrate a positive work ethic, serve as a positive role model for the new employees.
  • Peer Mentor, providing individual instruction for Basic Mathematics.
  • Attend freshman writing seminar class with students.
  • Coached student to develop efficient, practical study skills including organization as well as time and stress management.
  • Helped incoming students to acclimate to the college environment via weekly meetings and mentoring sessions

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