Chaiken Peer Mentor

19 Aug 2023


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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:The Chaiken Center for Student Success ( in the College of the Liberal Arts Office of Undergraduate Studies (LAUS) has 3 Chaiken Peer Mentor (CPM) positions available starting Fall semester, 2023. The position will allow current undergraduate students, primarily first-years, to connect with a peer mentor who can help them navigate the unique circumstances they find themselves in and be a bridge to link to other College and University resources. CPM’s primary work is mentoring our first-year students by acting as listeners, guides, and motivational partners. Chaiken Peer Mentors will work up to 10 hours a week and must attend a weekly meeting, time/day TBD.   Responsibilities may include:  

Scheduling and holding regular mentoring appointments and drop-in hours with undergraduate students  

Utilizing mentoring training techniques in sessions with undergraduate students   

Connecting students to Liberal Arts and University resources  

Assisting with the Center’s operations   

Collaborating with other student groups and college departments as a partner in events, programming, or college initiatives  

Working with our current staff and Peer Success Coaches in a team environment  

Supporting the mission of the Chaiken Center for Student Success  


Strong preference will be given to undergraduate students enrolled in majors offered by the College of the Liberal Arts. Additionally, preference will be given to Chaiken scholars and to upper-class students or others that have faced academic, social, or other college-related challenges and adversity and can articulate how they utilized college and university resources in navigating and meeting those challenges. Students must also be interested in helping other students navigate similar challenges.        The Chaiken Center for Student Success Mission is to shine a light on the multiple paths that students can choose in their PSU Liberal Arts journey. We help connect students to the right University and College resources at the right time, create peer engagement opportunities, and provide students a supportive place to ask questions, explore opportunities, and design their plans for their academic, professional, and personal success.   Successful candidates must be committed to the Center’s mission.  They should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so in this position. Additional competencies expected from the successful candidate includes the ability to communicate effectively, work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, effectively manage multiple responsibilities, and want to be a part of establishing new college initiatives focused on developing student self-advocacy, students’ personal growth and exploration, and greater equity and access of student resources.    The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability 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 in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.  CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: 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 LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.Federal Contractors Labor Law Poster ( PA State Labor Law PosterAffirmative Action ( Penn State PoliciesCopyright Information ( HotlinesUniversity Park, PA

  • ID: #50242460
  • State: Pennsylvania Universitypark 16802 Universitypark USA
  • City: Universitypark
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-08-19
  • Deadline: 2023-10-18
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