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International Peer Mentor Jobs & Responsibilities

The international peer mentor is a student staff position that provides support for SPSCC international students. The mentor’s primary role is to help keep international students enrolled at SPSCC (retention) by using college resources to engage, lead, guide, and mentor toward students’ academic goals.

Common questions
  • Do I have to be an international student for this position
    No! All students are encouraged to apply who have who have intercultural or global experiences, and that are aware of and passionate about complex issues that international students face.
  • Can I apply for both summer and 2020-21 academic year positions?
    Yes! You can apply for both positions. You will need to complete two different application online, but can upload the same cover letter (you do not need to write two different cover letters).
Job Description
  • Coordinate 1-2 (on campus or off campus) social activities a month for mentees, on or off campus.
  • Maintain list of mentees and establish contact at least 5-6 times each quarter per the following timeline:*
    • Week 1: Check in on registration and beginning of quarter.
    • Week 3: Check on class progress and need for early support (tutoring, etc.).
    • Week 5: Check on course progression before mid-terms and need for support.
    • Week 7: Check on registration for next quarter/ Steer students towards adviser.
    • Week 9: Check-in before finals & End of quarter reflection/ celebration/ goal setting.
  • Help students become familiar with college resources and direct mentees towards appropriate college resources, as the need arises.
  • Be available for formal and informal interactions with both mentees and visitors to International Student Services.
  • Attend all meetings with direct supervisor as required.
  • Be available to give campus tours to prospective international students as needed.
  • Stay current about community resources for students.
  • Be accountable for reporting hours both in and out of the office each pay period.

*NOTE: for summer quarter positions, there will be fewer weekly check-ins because summer quarter is shorter.

Position Qualifications
  • Maintain cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a current student at SPSCC
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-motivated, independent, and comfortable speaking publicly
  • Must be punctual, accountable, and responsible
  • Must have time management, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of SPSCC resources, activities, and pathways
  • Experience with studying abroad or knowledge of issues that international students face
  • Must be interested in growing as a leader
  • Have previously attended International Student Association Club or International Student Services events, meetings, or programs
  • Second year (minimum 45 academic credit hours completed) students are preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered
Summer International Peer Mentor Positions
  • 3 positions available
  • Enrolled in minimum 6 credits each quarter (12 credits for international students unless on approved vacation quarter than 6 credits is okay)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 of higher
  • Dates of employment: June 24 - August 21
  • Must be available for summer new student orientation: June 29 - July 1
  • Up to 10 hours per week
Summer Positions Hiring Timeline
  • March 23 - April 3: Applications open
  • April 3: Application deadline closes
  • April 9 & 10: Interviews
  • April 13: Summer positions hired
  • June 24 & 25: Training
2020-21 Academic Year (Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021) International Peer Mentor Positions
  • 5 positions available
  • Enrolled in minimum 6 credits each quarter (12 credits for international students unless on approved vacation quarter than 6 credits is okay)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 of higher
  • Commit to a year-long position
  • Must be available for fall training August 31 - September 11
  • Must be available for fall new student orientation: September 14 - 18
  • Up to 10 hours per week
2020-2021 Academic Year Hiring Timeline
  • April 6 - May 8: Applications open
  • May 8: Application deadline closes
  • May 26-29: Interviews
  • May 29: 2020-21 positions hired
  • August 31: Fall 2020 training starts