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Peer Mentor: The Aspiring Scholars Program

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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Penn State Berks The Aspiring Scholars Program is seeking Peer Mentors. Peer mentors are a critical component of The Aspiring Scholars Program, contributing to the overall success of a diverse group of incoming first-year students. Peer mentors support first-year program participants (up to 25 students in total) in the transition from high school to the academic expectations of Penn State Berks.

Specifically, peer mentors support programming efforts surrounding program participants'

(1) access to educational resources,

(2) socio-emotional development, and

(3) personal development.

The core expectations of peer mentors are to

(1) interact respectfully,

(2) intervene appropriately, and

(3) inspire program participants to become active members of the Penn State Berks community.

Primary job responsibilities include supporting the program's one-week summer bridge program, supervising weekly study halls, leading class discussion(s), attending staff meetings, and developing/executing large group social events/programs. Peer Mentors are paid for effort that typically requires 5 hours a week.

This job requires the following 3 publicly available clearances:

  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
  • FBI Criminal Background Check.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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