Be a role model to Klein students

The Klein Rising Peer Mentor paid position supports the new student initiative Klein Rising, a new program operating out of the Office of the Dean of the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. Klein Rising is dedicated to building a new student experience that engages students both online and in-person to build strong community and lasting relationships within Klein.

Matriculated students with sophomore, junior, or senior academic standing enrolled in an undergraduate program in Klein are eligible for this opportunity. This role is responsible for developing authentic relationships with incoming first-year students to guide them through both the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. Peer mentors will be connected with students who will rely upon them for guidance in navigating life at Klein and Temple University. Peer mentors will support new students enrolled in KLN 1001 (First-Year Experience) and KLN 2001 (Klein Transfer Seminar) by facilitating weekly discussion sections. The ideal individual for this role will have a deep understanding of the support services available at Temple University and Klein, as well as a passion for building pathways to college success.

This is a paid position.

Detailed Position Responsibilities

  • Mentor First-Year Students
    • Meet with 8 - 10 assigned mentees weekly for a 50-minute session face-to-face (some students may join via Zoom)
    • Facilitate discussions related to Klein Culture and the college transition process
    • Connect students to Temple University and Klein support services and resources
    • Encourage students to connect with co-curricular activities 
    • Fill out monthly reports regarding mentee engagements, challenges, and issues
  • Engage with Program Coordinator and other Peer Mentors
    • Meet with Student Success Program Coordinator every other week for check-ins to discuss challenges and assess the status of the relationship
    • Meet with other mentors to brainstorm and troubleshoot problems to best assist their mentees 
  • Complete educational and teamwork training
    • Attend all required on-boarding and continued educational training
    • Collaborate with the Vice Dean for Student Success and Student Success Program Coordinator to effectively manage program and measure success

Position Requirements

Hours Per Week

  • 15-20 total hours of training and onboarding in August 2021
  • Five hours per week from fall 2021 through spring 2022

Education and Expertise

  • Minimum enrollment as an undergraduate/graduate student
  • Communicated experience in working on a team
  • Foundational experience in providing support and resources
  • Demonstrated leadership amongst peers

Skill Requirements

  • Organizational skills
  • Experienced in interpersonal relationship building
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Interest in supporting student and peer success
  • Understanding of diversity and inclusion

Qualifications

  • Grade point average of 2.75 or higher preferred
  • Good academic standing with the university
  • No pending or unresolved student conduct violations
  • No financial holds with the university

*Applications for the position of Peer Mentor for the 2021-2022 Academic Year are currently closed. Applications will reopen in early summer 2022.