DUS Peer Mentor

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Division of Undergraduate Studies


The Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is seeking a diverse team of undergraduate student leaders at the University Park campus to serve as DUS Peer Mentors during the summer 2018 New Student Orientation (NSO). The DUS Peer Mentor team will play an important role in helping to promote a positive awareness of the exploratory educational experience and well-informed decision making before entering colleges/majors. Primary responsibilities will include providing instruction and guidance to incoming first-year students enrolling in summer and fall courses using LionPATH; greeting and checking in students, parents, and family members when they arrive at the afternoon DUS College Advising Meeting; assisting with NSO presentations for students and/or family members; assisting with other areas of NSO as needed; and maintaining flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced work environment. DUS Peer Mentors will actively engage with students and their families while providing information, instruction, and a welcoming atmosphere. Throughout the summer DUS Peer Mentors will gain improved work ethic, leadership, collaboration, communication, and public speaking skills in addition to having an opportunity to network with university staff. Strong applicants will possess maturity, sound judgement, and good problem solving skills and be personable, organized and willing to take initiative in a collaborative environment. It is expected that DUS Peer Mentors are able to work with a diverse group of students and staff. Second year or advanced standing status required at time of application. At least one semester in DUS preferred. DUS Peer Mentors must be available for all training to include five spring semester trainings to be scheduled on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. as well as full training days after spring semester (dates TBD) and all NSO programs. DUS Peer Mentors will be scheduled to work from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout orientation. Additional employment opportunities are available during International Student Orientation (ISO). Members of the DUS Peer Mentors team are free to hold other jobs on-and/or off-campus, as well as to take summer courses, as long as they are able to fulfill their DUS Peer Mentor obligations. If another job is held on-campus, total hours worked in one week may not exceed 40. Compensation is $9.75/hour. A polo and nametag will be provided. Interested applicants should submit an application, cover letter and current resume. Review of materials will begin on October 15th and will continue until position is filled. Information about the position and interview process is available at https://dus.psu.edu/dus-peer-mentor. Questions about the position should be directed to Courtney Karmelita (cec5032@psu.edu).

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088