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Through the Hartnell College Office of Equity Programs, The Salinas Valley Promise (SVP) program at Hartnell College offers two years of free in-state tuition and much more. We are providing an experience that will support students’ personal, academic and professional success. The Salinas Valley Promise students will participate in mentorship programs and will have access to professional development and student success workshops. 

To help the Salinas Valley Promise Program students thrive, we are encouraging them to participate in peer mentoring partnerships. If you are a current student in good standing and have an interest in helping fellow students become acclimated to Hartnell and learn from your expertise, we invite you to apply to be a Peer Mentor. 


The Salinas Valley Promise Summer Peer Mentor role is a paid position in the Office of Equity Programs. The SVP Peer Mentor upholds the mission of the Salinas Valley Promise, serves as a role model to students, helps first-year students acclimate to the campus, and provides academic guidance that will lead to student success. 

Summer work will also consist of  supporting incoming first-time college students in finishing the onboarding process, connecting them with campus resources, and successfully preparing to begin the fall term. 

Time Commitment: The Peer Mentor is expected to work 15-20 hours per week in-person during the summer session. 

The position will begin on June 10, 2024 and end on August 23, 2024

Required Qualifications: 

  • Be enrolled in at least 4 units 
  • Be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA) 
  • Have completed one academic year at Hartnell College 
  • Availability to work up to 15-20 hours per week in an office setting


  • Participate in Peer Mentor training/orientation 
  • Manage a caseload of 30-40 mentees 
  • Reach out to mentees to assess their individual needs and help them with their questions or concerns 
  • Build and sustain a sense of community among our first year experience program 
  • Maintain regular and consistent communication with mentees 
  • Provide mentees information about campus resources, services, and scholarships Encourage mentees to participate in campus activities 
  • Track interactions and communication with mentees through Mentor Collective
  • Work closely with Salinas Valley Promise Coordinator and Office of Equity Programs staff to better support mentees 
  • Other duties may be assigned 

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Must be familiar with Hartnell College campus resources and services
  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and willingness to work the hours necessary to implement a successful first year experience for mentees 
  • Must have experience working with diverse student populations 
  • Must have the ability to multitask and prioritize projects 
  • Using various communication platforms (email, text, phone, and video chat), must have excellent communication skills 
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 


Application Instructions: 

To be considered, please submit the following documents to

  1. Letter of interest. Tell us why you are interested in this position. 
  2. Resume 
  3. Application for Student Employment

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