Peer Mentor

Student Application
School/Department: Academic Affairs
Primary Location: Multiple Locations
Position: Student
Job Type: Part Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

JOB SUMMARY: Peer Mentors will provide confidential peer-to-peer mentoring for the upcoming semester. Peer Mentors will support and encourage students with their academic and personal acclimation to Middle Georgia State University. Assistance will include, but is not limited to, orienting assigned students to campus, connecting students with academic support centers, modeling good study skills, and helping students stay abreast of faculty expectations (as outlined in syllabi). Peer Mentors will provide semester-long support and encouragement.


  • Complete mandatory training and attend Peer Mentor Training online or on the Cochran or Macon campus.
  • Work closely with instructors, the Writing Center’s staff, the MARC’s staff and the Student Success centers’ staff.
  • Mentors may hold group mentoring sessions during events or designated classes.
  • Offer personalized guidance and support to students enrolled in programs that the mentor has experience in.
  • Accompany assigned students to initial tutoring sessions
  • Provide one-on-one mentoring sessions which will be face-to-face and/or virtual
  • Communicate with mentees weekly through MGA email, Microsoft Teams, or other approved methods
  • Educate assigned students about campus resources, study skills, and research strategies
  • Document and keep accurate records of mentoring sessions with students
  • Attend and assist with campus/university events to promote academic preparation and campus resources.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Share campus resource information with students in designated sections Knowledge acquired through NASPA Certified Peer Educator training.
  • Knowledge of being a student at MGA as well as applicable student resources and services
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; self-motivated
  • Exhibit strong communication, interpersonal, and helping skills in order to assist their peers with accessing campus resources
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse population.
  • Flexibility in working hours. .


  • Must be a currently enrolled MGA Student
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Must be able to work up to 8 hours each week
  • Must comply with strict confidentiality of information
  • Cannot be enrolled in Learning Support courses 

TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete an online application at: Please put what position you are applying for as “Peer Mentor – LS.” Applicants will be contacted for a Microsoft Teams interview in August and September. If you have any questions, email Listing will remain open until all positions are filled.                      

Equal Employment Opportunity: Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). 

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. 

Other Information: Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization.  

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent: CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning 

Background Check: Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. 

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