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Our recruitment for the 2023-2024 academic year is open! You can find our application on Handshake or by clicking here. Feel free to contact with any questions!

Students who enroll in a First-Year Learning Course (FLC) are assigned a peer mentor. Students participating in our Second-Year Experience courses will be assigned a peer facilitator. Peer mentors and facilitators (second, third, or fourth year students who have often experienced the FLCs or SYE themselves) support our students by serving as an academic role model, a resource to the campus and community, and a mentor to assist with the transition to Sonoma State University. 

Peer mentors/facilitators are assigned to faculty who teach in either First-year learning courses or Second-year experience courses. They work closely with the faculty to plan for the semester and support the students throughout their first or second year. Peer Mentors will present lesson plans on student transition topics, meet with students through one-on-one’s at least twice a semester, be a knowledgeable guide for new students, and a thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources and ultimately a positive role model and advocate.

All Peer Mentors attend lectures and discussions of the course to deliver transition content into academic curriculum wherever possible. Peers Mentors must attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays 1-2:30 pm and hold weekly one-hour office hours. If hired as a Peer Mentor/Facilitator, there is a required training that will take place prior to the beginning of Fall semester.

Workforce readiness job skills gained from this position

  • Leadership: using an understanding of own strengths, passion, and emotional intelligence, peer mentors will engage in leadership of peers by valuing uniqueness, pursuing a common vision, modeling the way, and encouraging student success.
  • Teamwork: Effective interpersonal skills allow peer mentors to engage with other peer mentor staff, FLC faculty, professional staff, and their students to promote student success and engagement during the first or second-year of being at SSU.
  • Professional/Work Ethic: Serving as a role model and peer mentor are essential functions of this role, which requires integrity, dedication, initiative, and a commitment to welcoming and supporting First and Second-Year students at SSU.


  • New Peer Mentor: $16/hour (Up to 10 hours a week)
  • Returning Peer Mentor: $16.75 (Up to 10 hours a week)
  • All hired staff will also receive priority registration while employed