Peer Advisor Job Description

Reports To: Diane Flores, Program Coordinator, Career Services Center

Wage: Starting Wage $17.28/hour – with opportunity for wage increase each year

Period and Conditions of Employment: 2024-25 Academic Year. Must be an undergraduate student and intend to enroll in 6 or more credits of coursework during fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Required Training Schedule: (see detailed schedule below)

  • Hiring paperwork completion and 2-hour in-person training during spring quarter 2024
  • Combination of asynchronous and in-person training in September before start of fall quarter 2024 (in-person portion will be held the week prior to the start of fall quarter classes)

Work Schedule: Based on student class schedule each quarter and the needs of Career Services Center

  • 10-15 hours/week for 2024-25 academic year, during standard business hours Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • Flexible schedules during prep week, finals, and over breaks
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Application Process:

  • Submit resume and cover letter to Diane Flores, Program Coordinator, Career Services Center at In your cover letter, please highlight your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.

Deadline: Priority deadline is Monday, April 15th, 2024. Applications received after that will be considered until the position is filled.

Description of Duties:

  • Support front desk operations, including responding to incoming calls, emails, and greeting visitors.
  • Work with students and alumni who visit the Career Services Center for appointments, resources, Career Closet visits, LinkedIn Photo drop-ins, and scheduling needs.
  • Help manage Career Closet, including donation intake, clothing sorting and restocking.
  • Represent Career Services Center at campus events, such as info tables and outreach activities.
  • Support career fairs, including setup/breakdown, greeting employers, checking in participants, etc.
  • Review professional documents (resumes, cover letters, etc.) for students and alumni, providing constructive feedback, via email and face to face, during in-person and virtual appointments. *
  • Conduct mock interviews (virtual and in-person) for students and provide constructive feedback. *
  • Conduct student club and class presentations to build awareness of Career Services Center resources and services and promote career fairs. *
  • Other miscellaneous duties as needed.

*As a Peer Advisor, you will be trained on resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and delivering class/club presentations.

Educational Benefits of Employment:

  • Professional development working with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • Opportunities for growth in areas of leadership, office organization, critical thinking, written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and career readiness.
  • Build a foundational knowledge of advising peers, editing written materials and public speaking.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Customer service oriented.
  • Willingness to be flexible and manage multiple tasks.
  • Detail-oriented and strong time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to provide constructive feedback to peers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, comfortable engaging with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Excel.
  • Experience using virtual meeting software (MS Teams, Zoom, etc.).
  • Ability to meet requirements listed in the Period of Employment, Required Training Schedule, and Work Schedule sections at the top of this job description.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Handshake.
  • Experience in public speaking and outreach.


Application & Required Training Schedule:

Task Date/Hours Modality Location
Priority deadline for applications Monday, April 15, 2024 Email Diane Flores,
Interviews Begin week of April 29 In-Person Career Services Center, Old Main 280
Spring quarter orientation (paid) End of May (2 hours) In-Person TBD
Peer advisor Canvas training (paid)

September 1-15
(8-10 hours)

Asynchronous, Virtual On Canvas
On-campus training (paid)

September 16-20
(4 hours per day)

In-Person Career Services Center, Old Main 280