Competency Considerations

As you consider your interest in the Peer Mentor position, we want to share the competencies that we will be evaluating throughout the process:

  • Awareness of the Peer Mentor Position: Do you possess a general knowledge of the position’s responsibilities?
  • Communication: Can you communicate your ideas clearly and concisely? Do you know when to speak up and when to listen?
  • Team Work: Can you balance the need 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? Can you confidently deal with unclear or changing situations?
  • Cultural Competency: Are you encouraging and supportive toward others’ cultures, identities, and beliefs? Are you able to question or challenge discriminatory or biased attitudes or actions in a respectful manner?
  • Time Management: Can you appropriately prioritize and balance tasks and time restrictions? Do you know how to realistically manage your time for your academic, work, and personal commitments?

Time Commitment

Applicants must be available to attend Mentor Leadership Development (MLD) sessions 9am-5pm, Monday-Thursday during the weeks of August 4-14, 2014. All Peer Mentors must participate in all training days. Peer Mentors will work 12 hours per week beginning August 18, 2014 through July 29, 2015. Some periods of time will require greater staffing, including evenings and weekends.


In order to apply for a peer mentor position, you must:

  • Have completed 1 year at a CUNY community or senior college by the start of appointment on August 4, 2014
  • Be a full-time student during the Fall 2014 semester (part-time students graduating mid-year are eligible to apply)
  • Have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher (all Peer Mentors must maintain a 2.75 semester and cumulative grade point average to maintain employment)


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 dynamic Guttman faculty and administrative professionals
  • An hourly wage of $11.00

Equal Employment Opportunity

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging students with disabilities, students of color, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA employer.

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