Job Announcement: REACH Peer Mentor

Our Responsive Education for  Access, Community, and Hope (REACH) program is looking to hire Peer Mentors for the Spring 2022 semester. 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. 

All questions should be sent to Dr. Raju Desai at rdesai@sfsu.edu.

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications: 

● Students who have a strong commitment to Social Justice 

● Minimum grade point average of 3.0 

● Graduate and upper division undergraduate students 

● 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

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.
  • Help facilitate workshops to raise college awareness, serve as guides for high school  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 

Compensation: Minimum 1-year commitment with 6 to 10 hours per week at $16.00 an hour 

Mandatory Trainings / Dates: 

Peer Mentor Training - January 19 & 20 from 10AM-3PM

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

 

Please submit applications by November 29, 2021 at 11:59PM to Dr. Raju Desai at rdesai@sfsu.edu. Following review of all applications, interviews will be scheduled on Friday, December 3, 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.