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Position Overview:

The role of Student Peer Mentor is to provide support, guidance, and mentorship to fellow students. Peer mentors serve as a valuable resource for new and current students, helping them navigate the college environment and achieve their academic and personal goals. This position requires strong communication skills, empathy, and a genuine desire to help others succeed.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a listener and referral resource to provide a network of support for any/all NCMC students. Promote a positive campus experience for everyone.
  • Mentoring Support: Engage in one-on-one mentoring sessions with assigned mentees. Provide assistance with study skills and time management. Support mentees in setting and achieving their educational and career goals.
  • Orientation and Transition Assistance: Assist with new student orientation activities and help new students acclimate to college life. Share information about campus resources, services, and extracurricular activities. Aid in the transition from high school to college by providing advice and support and encourage campus engagement.
  • Campus Resource Referral: Be familiar with the various resources available on campus, such as the library, counseling center, academic advising, and tutoring center. Refer students to appropriate resources based on their needs and provide guidance on how to access and utilize these resources effectively.
  • Role Modeling: Serve as a positive role model by demonstrating professionalism, responsibility, and ethical behavior. Encourage mentees to make informed decisions, maintain good attendance, and engage in campus activities. Share personal experiences and lessons learned to inspire and motivate students.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of mentoring sessions and student interactions. Submit regular reports to campus counselor on mentee progress, challenges faced, and recommendations for improvement.

Qualifications:

  1. Current enrollment as a student at NCMC.
  2. Strong academic standing and knowledge of college policies, procedures, and resources.
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  4. Empathy and the ability to relate to students from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Organizational and time management skills to balance mentoring responsibilities with personal academic workload.
  6. Demonstrate leadership ability and a desire to help others succeed.
  7. An established background of ethical, responsible behavior.
  8. Respect for confidentiality and the ability to maintain professional boundaries.