Peer Mentor – Cardinal Communities (2024-2025)

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Posting Details
Posting Summary

Position Title Peer Mentor – Cardinal Communities (2024-2025)
Posting Number STU288
VP Area Sr. Assoc Provost Area
Division Enrollment Management Division
Department Center for Academic Success
Location Communication Building Rm 109
Student Supervisor Nirmal Gope
Work Study Required? No
Job Duties
About This Role:
Cardinal Communities (CC) is a student success focused program which provides an introductory experience for first-year students. Peer Mentors provide yearlong mentoring to promote student success through intentional communication, outreach, and engagement. Peer Mentors assist students by providing a collaborative and welcoming environment that aids in their transition to Lamar University alongside a Professional Mentor, who facilitates an 8-week meet-up experience.
What You’ll Do – Position Duties:

  • Implement weekly connection plan tasks including weekly check-in email, regular email communications about on-campus events, resources, and important deadlines, etc.
  • Check LU email regularly and respond within 48 hours or 2 business days.
  • Attend one-to- one check-ins with students when needed.
  • Attend events/activities with students when needed.
  • Record student interactions and complete administrative tasks as required by CC program team.
  • Attend and actively participate in CC foundational training, STAR (Student Tutoring and Retention) Services trainings, and university required trainings.
  • Attend weekly check-in meeting with Lead Peer Mentor.
  • Attend monthly CC staff meeting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of LU campus resources.
  • High-level of organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to properly manage confidential information according to FERPA guidelines.
  • Blackboard, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook etc.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Lamar University with a minimum 2.50 GPA.

Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
Physical Requirements
Certifications Required
Work Hours Up to 10 hours per week in fall semester, up to 5 hours per week in spring semester, up to 8 hours in summer semester
Job Conditions
12.00 per hour
Additional Instructions for Applicants
EEO Statement

Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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