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Peer Mentor

Employer
Dallas College
Location
Dallas, Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024
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Weekly Work Hours

19.5

Compensation Range

H24

Hourly Rate

$15.00 Hourly

FLSA

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Position Type

Staff

Position Summary

Responsible for providing support in assisting with student’s needs. The support areas may include, but not limited to an introduction to the campus resources, goal setting, and academic planning. Some assignments will be directly in serving first generation Federal Pell Grant recipients and students with disabilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Possess oral and written communication skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals within the Dallas College community network.

  • Ability to work with at-risk students tutoring in an open lab/self-paced setting.

  • Ability to provide quality customer service.

Key Responsibilities
  • Answers routine questions: process forms according to departmental requirements (i.e. progress reports, timesheets, etc.).

  • Provides information and assists students with career planning assessment tools, such as but no limited to, SIGI and DISCOVER.

  • Plans and schedules activities for student(s) with direct instructions and assistance of supervisor.

  • Utilizes the computer to present information to include, but not limited to E-connect, internet searches for college and university information, and financial aid resource with providing guidance and direction to student(s).

  • Refer students to supervisor for advanced assistance.

  • Assists students in creating a customized course selection guide and academic action plan.

  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.

  • Must have attended at least two (2) semesters at a Dallas College and hold a GPA of 3.0.

  • A valid Texas driver’s license is required due to travel throughout the Dallas College area locations.

  • Official transcripts will be required as proof of completion of two semesters and GPA to confirm requirements.

  • Bilingual preferred.

*** Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

About Us

Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly Dallas County Community College District, has served more than three (3) million students. Comprising seven campuses located around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas. We strive to be a leader in the community college space, placing students at the center of everything we do.

Dallas College is committed to cultivating an environment of opportunity and belonging for all students and employees. We recognize that the Dallas College workforce, and the diverse talent that stems from it, is directly linked to our success. We are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, Dallas College will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

Applications DeadlineJune 27, 2024

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