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Job Title:Peer Advocate
Posting Date:9/24/2012
Employer:Tacoma Community College
Job Location:Bldg 7
Contact Name:Chris Takla
Category:State Work Study
Minimum Wage:$9.04
Maximum Wage:$9.46

TIPS mentors will be responsible for mentoring new students entering TCC with below college-level skills in math and English who are enrolled in targeted sections of Human Development 101 (Student Success Seminar).  Mentors will be expected to meet with mentees twice a month, once individually and once in a small group context.  Each quarter they will make a minimum of two phone or email contacts with mentees and participate in a joint service activity.  Mentors will make initial contact with mentees by attending the HD 101 class.  The primary role is to provide leadership, direction, and guidance to mentees and help them become familiar with college resources.

Mentors will be screened through faculty referrals and an application process and interview with the Retention Project Coordinator.  Mentors will participate in training and in a monthly mentor reflection process to assess what is working/not working in their mentoring relationships.  Mentors will complete a quarterly survey regarding their experience as mentors.

Qualifications - knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job:

  • Have been a student in good academic standing at TCC for at least 2 quarters
  • Have basic competency with Microsoft Outlook and Word, access to email, and a working knowledge of Facebook
  • Commitment to a full academic year of work
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Have an interest in serving students and the TCC community
  • Ability to plan and participate in one service event each quarter


Students in this job will gain civic knowledge, skills, and abilities through their participation in mentoring and associated activities.  Students will also see improved interpersonal and group leadership skills.

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