Job Announcement: REACH Peer Mentor

Our Responsive Education for Access, Community, and Hope (REACH) program is looking to hire Peer Mentors for the 2022-23 school year. REACH provides culturally responsive and equitable access, relevant education, and community programming and services designed for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA&PI) and low-income students at San Francisco State University, local community colleges and high schools. 

REACH Peer Mentors support high school and college students and will provide SF State students experience in the field of education, advising, outreach, and community building. The REACH peer mentor program will provide students with an exceptional opportunity for a hands-on service learning experience. As mentors, students will apply what they have learned in the classroom within the broader community. In partnership with the Director, Outreach Specialist, and Student Success Coordinator, REACH Peer Mentors will help co create curriculum and lesson plans, facilitate workshops to raise college awareness, visit SFSU classes, serve as guides for high school and community college students, act as role models, and support all REACH program activities. Peer mentors must currently be enrolled as students at SFSU.

All questions should be sent to Dr. Raju Desai at

REACH Peer Mentors have the following responsibilities: 

  • Meet as a team once per week to prepare for outreach to school sites, workshops, events and programming.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Reflection, Action, and Praxis (RAP) Sessions, workshops and events.
  • Assist with a communication plan to all partners and campuses.
  • Help students become familiar with the college process and meet individually with students.
  • Record observations and submit monthly reports.
  • Participate in service learning projects.
  • Coordinate Community Study Circles
  • Help facilitate workshops to raise college awareness, serve as guides for high school and community college students, act as role models, and support Summer REACH program activities 
  • Participate in summer training prior to the beginning of fall semester and throughout the semester as needed. 
  • Support Outreach Specialist with delivering workshops and campus visits

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications: 

● Students who have a strong commitment to Social Justice 

● Minimum grade point average of 3.0 

● Sophomore or higher standing. Graduate Students also encouraged to apply 

● Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills 

● Knowledge of the college process and financial assistance

● Positive attitude 

● Self-motivated 

● Must be available to attend REACH Peer Mentor trainings, retreats, weekly meetings 

● Students that have taken Asian American Studies (AAS), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Race and Resistance Studies (RRS) classes at San Francisco State University 

● Students who have worked closely with college and/or high school students 

● Students who can speak and or understand languages other than English

Compensation: Minimum 1-year commitment with 6 to 10 hours per week at $18.00 an hour 

Mandatory Trainings / Dates: 

Peer Mentor Training - August 17 & 18 from 9AM-12PM

Weekly Peer Mentor Staff Meetings - Thursdays from 3PM-4PM

Please submit applications by Monday, May 2, 2021 at 5:00PM to Dr. Raju Desai at Following review of all applications, interviews will be scheduled on Thursday, May 12, 2021.

All Applications must include the following: 

1. Cover letter stating your purpose in becoming a REACH Peer Mentor. 

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). 

3. List of courses in the areas of Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Race and Resistance Studies *you can include an unofficial transcript. 

4. List of two references (at least one professor). Include their names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.