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Summer Bridge Residential Peer Mentor (Special Consultant)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Excluded, Temporary, Full Time, Student Services, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Director and Associate Director of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success, the Summer Bridge Residential Peer Mentor is responsible for assisting with the coordination of Summer Bridge events. This is a residential position, with the expectation that the Summer Bridge Residential Peer Mentor will live on campus and will serve as a role model for program participants. 

The Summer Bridge Residential Peer Mentor is responsible for the implementation of peer-led workshop activities and assisting with the supervision of SB participants during off-campus enrichment activities. The Summer Bridge Residential Peer Mentor will assist residential advisors in the residence halls as needed. 

This is a temporary, five-week program expected to end on or before August 9, 2024. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. This position requires the availability to work during evenings and weekends. Incumbents will be required to reside full-time in assigned residence hall throughout the five-week program, including weekends, with rotated duties for evenings and weekends. The incumbent may not work another job or attend summer school during the program and must be available for training between June 24th to June 28th. 

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

A primary goal of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success (EOPOS) is to improve access to higher education for students from underrepresented backgrounds by implementing and administering early outreach programs and recruitment processes which develop an understanding of, and support, the pathway to higher education for students and their parents, guardians and loved ones. EOPOS builds collaborative relationships with schools, school districts, community colleges and other organizations to support this goal.  EOPOS assists students in overcoming historical, traditional, social, economic, psychological, and educational barriers throughout their collegiate experience and in achieving academic success by providing a comprehensive program of support services. Typical services provided include, but are not limited to: outreach and recruitment, pre-admission counseling, screening-and-selection, professional development in teaching/learning methodologies, program orientation, summer bridge programs, financial aid advising and follow-up, special/regular admission, academic advising, tutoring, learning skills, peer mentoring, and academic/personal support services.

Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity 

The Division works proactively to address systemic inequities through professional learning, community building, advocacy, policy recommendations and organizational structures, while facilitating an integrated vision and shared responsibility for prioritizing and advancing institutional goals. We aim to foster an affirming campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, belonging and inclusion through:

  • Recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse student body and communities served by SDSU, and recruiting students who are representative of the rich diversity of the region and the world;
  • Fostering an environment that is welcoming, affirming, and empowering for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all backgrounds;
  • Enhancing the career and educational pathways of a diverse student body, the faculty and staff, including enhancing the learning environment and expanding learning opportunities for all students inside and outside the classroom, and expanding and connecting opportunities for students to participate in transformational experiences;
  • Developing leaders who believe in and lead others toward supporting civility, mutual respect and diversity in our society and workplaces;  and
  • Cultivating relationships with the local community that advance the well-being of diverse individuals and communities.

Position upholds the Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, specifically:

“The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community’s diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.”

For more information regarding the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach & Success department, click here.

Education and Experience

  • Upper division SDSU student in good academic standing with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or recent SDSU graduate
  • Experience from either a position or situation that required the awareness of the needs of culturally diverse, low-income (often first-generation) college students
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience handling stressful situations effectively

Key Qualifications

  • This position requires the availability to work during evenings and weekends. Incumbents will be required to reside full-time in assigned residence hall throughout the five-week program, including weekends, with rotated duties for evenings and weekends.
  • The incumbent may not work another job or attend summer school during the program.
  • Successful completion of an intensive training program will be required.    
  • A graduate level student in student support related programs (Student Affairs, Counseling and Higher Education) is preferred.
  • Experience with the summer bridge program (can be as a participant).
  • Prior experience working as a resident advisor.
  • Experience working in a mentoring capacity.
  • Knowledge of campus student support services.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $128.00 per day.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community. 

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement.  For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on May 23, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by May 22, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Pang Thao at

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