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Nashville State Community College Peer Mentor in Nashville, Tennessee

JOB TITLE: Peer Mentor

POSITION SUMMARY

The Peer Mentoring program at NSCC helps empower new students to make positive choices to maximize their student success. The mentoring program pairs new students with mentors who have committed to support and guide them through their first 15 credit hours. By becoming a peer mentor, students who have already proven that they are able to persist and overcome life obstacles to succeed can help new students to reach positive academic and personal goals. Mentors benefit by building connections, developing their professional experience, and being able to work on campus between class hours.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Take the lead in supporting new students through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship.

Serve as a positive role model who strives for mutual respect.

Build a relationship by planning and participating in scheduled contacts/activities together.

Help build motivation, set goals, and work toward accomplishing them.

Refer to campus resources when required.

Keep excellent records of communication with mentees.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Current NSCC student.

Completed at least 6 credit hours towards a degree at any higher education institution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Completed at least 6 credit hours towards a degree at Nashville State.

Completed NSCC 1010 or another college success or freshman seminar class that qualifies to replace it.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Be familiar with Microsoft Office Suites.

Have a drive to help fellow students to connect with the college community and to set goals that will further progress towards degree completion.

Be a strong communicator who is also a good listener, punctual, reliable, and an outgoing student. Demonstrates enthusiasm about Nashville State Community College.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Rate of Pay: $13.00 per hour.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

Nashville State offers flexible work arrangements for positions that qualify.

Nashville State Community College, an AA/EEO employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age (as applicable), status as a covered veteran, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal or state

civil rights law with regard to employment, programs and activities of the College.

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