What we’re looking for in a Peer Mentor:

  • Awareness of the Peer Mentor Position: Knowledge of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Communication: Do you know when to speak up and when to listen?
  • Team Work: Can you work to accomplish tasks within a group of team members?
  • Leadership & Maturity: Do you take initiative?  Are you a strong peer role model?
  • Critical Thinking: Are you able to see issues from multiple perspectives?
  • Cultural Competency: Are you encouraging and supportive toward others’ cultures, identities, and beliefs?
  • Time Management: Can you appropriately prioritize and balance tasks and time restrictions?


In order to qualify for a Peer Mentor position, you must:

  • Have completed 1 year at a CUNY or four-year institution by the start of appointment on August 7, 2017.
  • Be a full-time student during the Fall 2017 semester (part-time students graduating mid-year may apply).
  • Have a 2.75 cumulative and 2.5 semester grade point average or higher for Leadership & Service Peer Mentor (LSPM) and Admissions & Access Peer Mentor (AAPM) positions.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative and 2.5 semester grade point average or higher for Academic Success Peer Mentor positions (Meet-Up & Studio) and Early College Peer Mentor positions.
  • All Peer Mentors must maintain the required cumulative/semester GPA to maintain employment.

Time Commitment

Please note that in order to accept a Peer Mentor position you must participate in all training days.

  • Applicants must be available to attend Mentor Leadership Development (MLD) sessions 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (August 7-11) and Monday-Thursday (August 14-17). All training days are mandatory.
  • Peer Mentors will work 12 hours per week beginning August 21, 2017.
  • Some periods of time will require greater staffing, including evenings and weekends.


This is a part-time position that is compensated in the following ways:

  • Ongoing professional development opportunities including conference/workshop attendance.
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities with Guttman/CUNY faculty and administrative professionals.
  • An hourly wage of $12.00.

Please note these important dates in the application process. Please save the date for the Group Process (4/29) and Individual interviews (5/5) as they are required to advance in the process.

Applications Available Online: Monday, March 6, 2017
Access the application and full position descriptions at: www.guttman.cuny.edu/peermentoring.

Nomination Period: March 6-24, 2017
Students, faculty, staff, graduate coordinators, and current Peer Mentors may nominate outstanding Guttman and CUNY students to apply for a Peer Mentor position. Nominees will receive a personalized email encouraging them to submit a Peer Mentor application! Please note that students do NOT need to be nominated in order to apply. Submit nominations at: www.guttman.cuny.edu/peermentoring.

Peer Mentor Recruitment Fair: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 11:30 am – 1 pm, Atrium
This will be an informal opportunity to learn more about the various roles, ask questions, and meet current Peer Mentors.

Information Sessions: Multiple Days/Times (See Below)
Presentations about the various Peer Mentor roles will be facilitated by professional staff and Peer Mentor representatives. Attendance at an information session is highly recommended for anyone who is considering applying for a position.

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:30am-12:30pm, Room 405
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:30-2:30pm, Room 006 (Lower Level)
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm, Atrium
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm, Atrium

Applications Due: Friday, April 7, 2017 by 5:00pm
All application materials (including resume and unofficial transcript) must be submitted electronically by the deadline.

Group Process: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Invited applicants are required to participate in a Saturday group interview process from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm. You will be notified of the exact timeframe via email in your group process invitation.

Individual Interviews: Friday, May 5, 2017
Invited applicants are required to participate in an individual interview. Interviews are scheduled to last between 20 and 30 minutes. You will receive further details via email in your individual interview invitation.

Decision Letters Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017
Decision letters will be emailed to your Guttman or CUNY email account. You will receive a letter whether or not you are offered a position.

Submit your online application:


A completed online application includes:

  • General Information
  • 5 Short Answer Responses
  • 2 Professional References (name & contact information only – please do not submit reference letters). References should be current or former faculty, staff, supervisors, or advisors who can speak to your leadership abilities and qualifications for the Peer Mentor position.

Submit your updated résumé:


Email a copy of your current résumé as an attachment. Do not cut and paste your résumé into the body of the email. Please use the following format for the name of the file: Last.First.Resume (ex: Martinez.Juan.Resume).

Submit your unofficial transcript:


Download a PDF of your unofficial transcript and email it as an attachment. Transcripts should reflect your academic record to date including the fall 2016 semester. Name the file: Last.First.Transcript (ex: Marinez.Juan.Transcript).

Nomination Period: March 6-24, 2017

Students do NOT need to be nominated in order to submit an application.

Students, faculty, staff, graduate coordinators, and current Peer Mentors may nominate outstanding Guttman and CUNY students to apply for a Peer Mentor position. Nominees will receive a personalized email encouraging them to submit a Peer Mentor application!

Peer Mentor Nomination Form

Position Descriptions:

Academic Success – Meet-Up Peer Mentor
Meet-Up Peer Mentors attend specific course sessions and facilitate group work during in-class activities. Outside of the classroom, these Peer Mentors lead weekly group study sessions (Meet-Ups) to provide academic support in the areas of Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Precalculus, Reading/ Writing, and Statistics. Individuals who are patient, appreciative of different learning styles, good communicators, with strong academic backgrounds, and desire a career in education or helping professions are well suited for the Meet-Up role.

Academic Success – Studio Peer Mentor
Studio is a class designed for students to practice, reflect, and develop essential academic skills. Studio Peer Mentors plan and facilitate in-class activities with Graduate Coordinators which allow students to assess academic strengths and identify areas for development. Outside of Studio, these Peer Mentors meet with students to support other academic and personal matters. Individuals who enjoy public speaking, curriculum development, collaborative group work, and desire a career in teaching or education are well suited for the Studio role.

Admissions & Access Peer Mentor
Admissions & Access Peer Mentors guide prospective students and families through Guttman’s unique admissions process. These Peer Mentors coordinate and implement Admissions events including group information sessions, individual meetings, campus tours, and high school events. This includes weekly shifts, occasional evenings and select Saturdays. Individuals who enjoy public speaking, event management, with strong customer service skills, and desire a career in communications or public relations are well suited for the Admissions role.

Leadership & Service Peer Mentor
Leadership & Service Peer Mentors share personal strategies for success in weekly first-year advising sessions known as LaBSS (Learning about Being a Successful Student). Additionally, these Peer Mentors generate and implement a monthly calendar of student-centered activities which strive to engage all Guttman students. Individuals who enjoy event planning, collaborative group work, leadership development, and desire a career in advising, coaching, management, advertising or marketing are well suited for the Leadership & Service role.