Position Descriptions

Peer Mentors

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, and campus tours. 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 counseling, advising, communications or public relations are well suited for the Admissions role.

First Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor

FYE Peer Mentors assist first-year students with study skills, time management, organization, collaboration strategies, general academic competencies, and using online resources. FYE Peer Mentors are available for one-on-one and small group meetings in the Den (Room 105). They also participate in weekly in-class Studio and/or LaBSS sessions that are designed to build academic, professional, and leadership skills. Individuals who enjoy public speaking, facilitation, collaborative group work, and desire a career in teaching or education are well suited for the FYE role.

Meet-Up Peer Mentor

Meet-Up Peer Mentors attend specific course sessions, facilitate in-class group work and present pieces of classroom lessons. 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 good communicators, patient, appreciative of different learning styles, have strong academic backgrounds, and desire a career in education or helping professions are well suited for the Meet-Up role.

Ambassadors

Ambassadors are Peer Mentors who work 3-4 hours a week with their respective area in the Office of Student Engagement.

Transfer Ambassador

Transfer Ambassadors design and facilitate Transfer Bridge workshops for any student transferring to a senior college. They also lead Alumni Transition Touchpoints for Guttman graduates who have transferred to Baruch, Brooklyn, City Tech, Hunter, and Lehman College. These workshops/touch points cover tips on navigating academic and administrative matters at the senior college, time management and organizational skills, and getting involved on campus. Community College alumni who currently attend one of the above listed senior colleges, who are involved in campus life, who possess strong communication skills, and who desire a career in education or helping professions are well suited for the Transfer role.

Bryan Person

Wellness Ambassador

Wellness Ambassadors are Peer Mentors who have an interest in promoting mental health and wellbeing at Guttman and serve as a Wellness resource for other peer mentors. Peer Mentors with the Wellness Ambassador designation will receive specialized training around mental health topics, making referrals, navigating sensitive conversations, and identifying and responding to individuals in distress. They will assist the Wellness Office in de-stigmatizing mental illness and counseling as well as support Wellness programs and initiatives. Research shows that students are more likely to first reach out to other students and peers for help. Wellness Ambassadors will serve as a link, connecting students to Wellness staff and promoting mental health and wellbeing at Guttman Community College.