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Join our Team!

Our peer mentor recruitment for the 2024-25 academic year is now closed. Come back in the Fall semester to get more information on our peer mentor recruitment! Feel free to contact with any questions.

Students who enroll in First-Year Learning Courses 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 academic role models, a resource to the campus and community, and mentors 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 present lesson plans on student transition topics, meet with students one-on-one at least twice a semester, guide new students, and serve as thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources — a positive role model and advocate.

All peer mentors attend course lectures and discussions to deliver transition content wherever possible. Peers mentors must attend weekly staff meetings on Fridays from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and hold weekly at least one-hour office hours. If hired as a peer mentor/facilitator, there is required training that will take place before the beginning of fall semester.

Real-World Experience

You will get valuable workforce readiness job skills as a peer mentor/facilitator.

  • 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 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: $17/hour (Up to 10 hours a week)
  • Returning peer mentor: $17.50/hour (Up to 10 hours a week)
  • All hired staff will also receive priority registration while employed