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Become a Peer Mentor or Peer Mentor Assistant

Become a peer mentor and help play a critical role in the class of 2022’s college transition! 

All peer mentors are junior or senior Holy Cross students. They are assigned a caseload of first-year mentees for the academic year with whom they have weekly in-person contact. They advise first-year students on issues related to their academic and social experiences on campus.

The Mentor Program is also seeking a peer mentor assistant (PMA). This position works closely with the co-directors to administer the program and facilitate ongoing training, while also mentoring first-year students.

Applications for the 2018-19 peer mentors are now open. Applications are due by no later than February 16, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Justine Fisher, assistant director of Academic Services and Learning Resources or Michelle Rosa Martins, assistant director of Multicultural Education, at TheMentorProgram@holycross.edu

Application Forms
Peer Mentor New Applicant Apply Now
Current Peer Mentors  Apply Now
Peer Mentor Assistant  Apply Now

Peer Mentor Position Description 

Overview

  • Peer mentors are appointed for the 2018-19 academic year
  • Full commitment required for training, Aug. 27, 2018
  • Peer mentors will be compensated for up to 7.5 hours per week at the wage of $11.15 per hour

Selection Criteria

  • Rising junior or senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Previous leadership and mentoring experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable of support services and resources on campus
  • Capable of being a mentor and role model to students
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Expectations and Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain regular communication and contact with assigned mentees
  • Meet with mentees for at least 30 minutes each week
  • Attend group training Mondays 5-7 p.m.
  • Discuss common challenges and share experiences with other mentors
  • Submit weekly electronic reports and notes regarding your mentees’ progress during the year
  • Communicate effectively regarding potential challenges and needs of mentees

Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018

Peer Mentor Assistant Position Description

Overview

  • The PMA will be appointed for the 2018-19 academic year
  • Full commitment is required for Peer Mentor training, Aug. 27, 2018
  • The PMA will be compensated for up to 8 hours per week (3 hours of administrative tasks, 3 hours of program meetings, 2 hours of mentee meetings) at the rate of $11.15/hr.

Selection Criteria

  • Rising senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9
  • Previous experience as a Peer Mentor in The Mentor Program at Holy Cross strongly preferred
  • Well aware of support services and resources on campus
  • Able to balance academics and extracurricular commitments without forfeiting performance on either of them
  • Capable of being a mentor and role model to first-year students and peers
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • An ideal peer mentor is enthusiastic and creative, but also resourceful, organized, willing to take initiative, very attentive to email, and eager to have things done on time and correctly.

Expectations and Job Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly meetings with peer mentor program co-directors.
  • Provide mentorship, support, and encouragement for two (2) first-year students in The Mentor Program.
  • Meet or “check-in” weekly with mentees; submit weekly contact sheet regarding mentees’ progress.
  • Maintain open and clear communication in-person and via email with mentors, co-directors, etc.
  • Be accessible to peer mentors; update them on the meeting minutes and responsibilities.
  • Keep peer mentors abreast of cocurricular and campus activities of interest to the community.
  • Develop a comfortable rapport with mentors/mentees in order to provide a safe environment to share any concerns or multicultural issues
  • Be willing to share insight and critical feedback from previous experiences and peer mentor events.
  • Be an active participate and co-facilitator in monthly group meetings; discuss common challenges and share experiences with other mentors.
  • Supervise peer mentors’ responsibilities.

Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018