Peer Mentor "STUDENTS ONLY" (Federal Work Study)


Florence, KY

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Peer Mentor "STUDENTS ONLY" (Federal Work Study)

  • 492301
  • Florence, KY
  • Student
  • Student
  • Gateway Community & Technical College

Title: Peer Mentor "STUDENTS ONLY" (Federal Work Study)

Salary Range: $12/hour

Contract Term Length: Not Applicable

Standard Hours: Up to 20

Work Location: On-Site

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

College: Gateway Community & Technical College

Campus Location: Gateway - Boone

Department: Counseling

Gateway Community & Technical College offers an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity.

Job Summary

Gateway Community and Technical College invites applications for the (Student Only) part-time position of Peer Mentor. This position provides case management support to Gateway students for housing, groceries, childcare, transportation, etc.

Job Duties:

Peer Mentors will provide Gateway students information about resources and conduct weekly check-ins consisting of: phone outreach, emailing, in-person appointments (if requested by the student), advocacy, referral to support services within Gateway and off-campus. Training is provided.

Availability: Flexible- report available hours to supervisor. Please note that you may be at various campuses. Prepare to be flexible

  • Assist students/peers on caseloads by:
  • Finding community resources, how to refer and follow up
  • Finding support services and/or networks within Gateway, how to refer and follow up
  • Initiate an application for state benefits (Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana), how to refer and follow up
  • Conducting outreach and awareness activities to the target populations as well as mentoring with at-risk students
  • Manage your assigned caseload, including:
  • Outreach
  • Awareness of services
  • Follow Up
  • Mentoring
  • Referrals
  • Internal/External Resources - Become knowledgeable of resources students can obtain and access-on and off of campus
  • Provide Advocacy - Basic policy/eligibility knowledge of your cases’ concentration area.
  • Data Entry/Tracking - responsible for showing the outcome of your case management. This may include, but not limited to phone call logs, email transmittances, face to face appointment tallies.
  • Return Phone Calls promptly
  • Starfish/Early Alert - Work with Site Lead on Starfish Retention Solutions.
  • Miscellaneous-not limited to:
  • Workshops
  • Self Sufficiency
  • Stress Management
  • Financial Independence
  • Projects
  • Classroom presentations
  • Table Outreach

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Knowledge needed in community resources and Gateway Community and Technical College resources
  • Basic computer skills 

Additional Skills Requested:

The Federal Work-Study Program provides funding for part-time employment to qualifying students. If you have unmet financial need as determined by the most recent FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), are enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) at Gateway and have a GPA of at least 2.0, you may be eligible for FWS. If you do not know if you are eligible, please contact for more information.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Gateway is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and we are committed to creating a campus environment that values the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of diversity while promoting inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and global awareness.

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