Pima Community College Student Peer Mentor, Connect U in Tucson, Arizona

Posting Number 18T3WCOSUP

Posting Title Student Peer Mentor, Connect U

Position Type Temporary - Part time <20 hr/wk

Department College-wide Temporary -Staff

Salary $10.50

Salary Breakdown Hourly

Job List External

Close Date 04/30/2018

Open Until Filled No

Position Summary

The Connect U program is part of Pima Community College’s First Year Experience. The Connect U program connects students new to Pima who have participated in a mandatory Registration Session with their classes, their campus, and their peers. Connect U is a 4 hour workshop that is offered year-round in three cycles at fivePCCCampuses (Desert Vista, Downtown, East, Northwest, and West) and also online. The Fall cycle is July through October. The program consists of 18-20 sessions filled with workshops, tours and activities for new students that are facilitated by currentPCCstudents who serve as Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors will be expected to attend and participate in each Connect U event from July through October along with attending training prior to the start of the cycle. Peer Mentors may also be asked to support campus organizations for new students throughout the semester.

Position Summary

Connect U Student Peer Mentors provide students new to Pima Community College with an introduction to the College. Connect U Peer Mentors will be responsible for facilitating each of the 4 hour Connect U session that will be offered across the College from July through October.

Duties and Responsibilities

Peer Mentors will assist with the implementation of each Connect U session, which may include but is not limited to:

  • Contacting students to register, confirm and/or reschedule participation in a Connect U session;

  • Providing check-in and registration at each Connect U;

  • Leading a small group of new students in discussions and icebreakers;

  • Providing tours of thePCCcampuses;

  • Helping students navigate their first steps in preparing for college, including answering questions about resources and the student experience at Pima;

  • Assisting students in setting up various digital resources like MyPima, D2L, etc.

  • Following up with students after the Connect U program to answer questions.

  • Moderating 1 discussion post for Online Connect U in D2L

  • Leading live chats with new students on First Year Experience Facebook page

  • Responding to questions as a team submitted to the collaborative email setup for CU Mentors

Leadership and Civic Engagement

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Connect U program such as in developing discussion topics, creating and leading icebreakers, and developing campus tours;

  • Assist in developing and facilitating leadership training opportunities for new students either during the Connect U program or during the Fall semester;

  • Assist with the assessment and evaluation of the Connect U programs.

General Office Duties

  • Answer Phones

  • Database Entry

  • Email

  • Greet students

  • Hand out information to students

  • Call students to register them for a Connect U program

  • Be responsible for supplies for Connect U programs and restock as needed

Job Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Registered for at least 6 credits atPCCthe prior semester, Spring 2018

  • Achieve satisfactory academic progress (3.00GPAor higher preferred).

  • Register for at least 6 credits atPCCthe upcoming semester, Fall 2018

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience in student leadership opportunities, service learning projects, college work experience, and/or experience working with high school or college students.

  • Dependability

  • Skills in leading small groups

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication

  • Ability to provide superior customer service

  • Work coordination and prioritization while performing multiple tasks

  • Ability to adhere to College standards and practices

  • Development of positive and cooperative interpersonal relationships

  • Manage own time and work independently


Benefits required by law will be provided. No other College-provided benefits will be offered, such as holiday pay, sick leave, annual leave, educational benefits, etc.

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information

In order to apply for a position, applicants must submit an application and include the required documents listed for the position. See below for information about documents:

  • Resume should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment.

  • Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed two pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment. Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons.

  • Unofficial copies of transcripts. These must be:

  • Attached to the application

  • For the accredited institution that you have listed on the application

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624 or humres@pima.edu . Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact http://www.pima.edu/pima-jobs/contact-us.html

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.