Become A Peer Navigator


Becoming a Peer Navigator:

What does it take? 

Check out the job description and requirements below! 
Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a recording of a Peer Navigator Info Session.

Peer Navigators are hired in late Spring/early Summer. Applications are currently closed, but if you are interested in becoming a Peer Navigator, please fill out the Peer Navigator Interest Card below!

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Everything You Need to Know

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Help 1st Year Students Succeed at SMC

  • Mentor 100 first-year SMC students throughout the Academic Year
  • Proactively outreach to students via phone & email to build peer connection and offer guidance
  • Collaborate with team in creating community for first-year students
  • Design and deliver monthly workshops and/or newsletter
  • Meet with your students (virtually) to motivate, share your story, & offer support
  • Refer students to campus resources
  • Participate in trainings, professional development & team meetings
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Peer Navigators Are:

  • Full-time SMC student (enrolled in 12+ units)
  • SMC Area of Interest: Arts, Media, & Entertainment; Business; Culture, History, & Languages; Health & Wellness; People & Society; or STEM. 
  • On track to complete 24 units at SMC by end of Spring
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
  • In good Academic & Judicial standing
  • Available to work at least 10 hrs/week during the academic year
  • Enjoy helping others & meeting new people
  • Tech and social media savvy
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. & eligible to work on campus
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Peer Navigators Attributes

  • Culturally sensitive & able to promote diversity, equity, & student support
  • Enthusiastic, personal, and effective speaker
  • Comfortable helping and leading others
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Work well in a team setting
  • Reliable, trustworthy & possess the ability to use good judgment

Important Details

This is a paid position for the whole academic year. Pay rate: $15/hour.

Hear What Our Peer Navigators Have to Say

Watch a recording of one of our recent Peer Navigator Information Sessions!