Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentor Program Vision:

  • To cultivate a dynamic peer to peer relationship between mentees and mentors
  • To increase student success, retention, and sense of belonging at MC by providing a supportive system
  • To present mentees with opportunities for engagement with the MC campus
  • To offer mentees an opportunity to explore the resources provided at MC
  • To give mentees an opportunity to give back to future students as future Peer Mentors

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Student Success Coaches and Student Success Supervisor, Peer Mentors will help to create an inclusive and supportive environment for a cohort of 10-15 new student and continuing student mentees. Peer Mentors will develop relationships with mentees to assist with understanding the college culture by helping to navigate college life, connecting students with appropriate resources and services, and making them aware of all the right tools needed to be a successful student at Moorpark College.

Peer Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Peer Mentors must attend a required one day July mentor training
  • Maintain monthly communication via informal check ins (email, phone, social media, or in person) with a cohort of 10-15 mentees throughout the semester
  • Organize at least one in person meal/social get together in conjunction with an on campus event during the semester
  • Be available as an ongoing resource for mentees
  • Communicate with the Student Success Coaches and/or Student Success Supervisor regarding any mentees issues/concerns
  • Participate in 1 Peer Mentor In-Service training per semester
  • Produce monthly report detailing contact made with mentees
  • Other duties as related to the Peer Mentor program

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of 12 units at Moorpark College
  • Have earned a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average
  • Must be enrolled in minimum of 6 units in the Fall term
  • Must demonstrate an appreciation for, and sensitivity to, cultural differences with respect for diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Maturity in dealing with confidential and personal information
  • Possess active listening skills and tools to engage mentees​

Compensation:

Each Peer Mentor will be matched with 10-15 mentees and will be awarded a $100 stipend at the end of each semester; contingent on the mentor’s maintaining of mentor responsibilities. In addition, each Peer Mentor will gain the following benefits:

  • Membership in an elite team of trained student Peer Mentors
  • A letter of recommendation provided by Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez
  • Leadership skill development and resume-worthy experience
  • Transcript annotation of recognition of campus community service and leadership
  • An opportunity to work with other outstanding MC students, staff, and faculty
  • A T-Shirt---maybe a few other cool MC swag items

How To Apply: Submit the paper  Peer Mentor Application to Traci Allen in the HSS Building Office 217 or submit via email to mcpeermentor@vcccd.edu by April 30th, 2019.