TRIO Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentor Job Description

About Peer Mentors 

Peer Mentors serve to support community building and encourage first-year TRIO SSS students in their adjustment to Seattle Central and college in general. Through holding community events and individual meetings with first-year students, Peer Mentors will provide guidance for new students, helping them identify campus resources, leadership development opportunities, thereby being a role model and success advocate for their mentees. 

Through Spring 2023, this position is 5 hours per week, which will be a combination of in-person and remote. Additionally, the quarterly mentor training will be in person on campus. Mentors will be expected to meet regularly as a group to plan and execute programming. 

Peer Mentor orientation will take place in October 2022. 

TRIO work study eligible students will have priority for peer mentor positions. The wage is $17.25/hour. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in peer mentor orientation first week of October.  
  • Plan and facilitate events for community building 
  • Attend quarterly peer mentor trainings
  • Participate in weekly meeting with supervisor
  • Run First-Gen TRIO Student club with other Peer Mentors 
  • Develop a trusting relationship with mentees 
  • Help students learn about campus resources that are available to them 
  • Encourage mentees attendance at campus programs and events, as well as connecting with faculty 
  • Address student questions and make referrals as necessary
  • Consistent and timely communication with TRIO staff and mentees 
  • Support larger TRIO community development efforts 


  • Be a second year student at Seattle Central College and be an active TRIO SSS member  
  • Be committed to attending Seattle Central College as a student through the end of Spring quarter 2023
  • Be willing to learn and share information about the Seattle Central College community, student life, and campus resources
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a genuine desire to help your peers succeed

Apply here:

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9th 11:59 pm. 

We are hiring multiple peer mentors and look forward to your application! We will be conducting interviews in September.
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