Student Success Apply to be a Peer Coach
Drawing from your own life experience, and the training you will receive, you will help your peers navigate the challenges of the college experience, both inside and outside the classroom. Coaches work one on one with students to identify goals, connect to resources, and learn new life and academic skills.
- Must have completed at least two semesters at Westmont by the start of Fall 2022
- Must be in good academic standing (minimum 3.0 GPA or better)
- Able to commit to the program for an entire semester (preferably the academic year)
- Available to attend the training in its entirety: August 22 - August 26, 2022
- Mandatory Training: August 22 - August 26, 2022
- Student Coaching appointments: 2-3 hours per week
- Meet with supervisor every other week: 30 minutes
- Team Meeting once a month: 1 hour
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Supporting student participants by providing accountability and encouragement, acting as a sounding board for students’ concerns and answering questions.
- Providing individual peer coaching to students focused on goal setting, learning strategies, health and wellness, developing a sense of belonging, and information about student support and services.
- Tracking student participation, creating summaries and reports from coaching sessions and completing all follow-through required in a timely manner (within 24 hours).
- Acting with discretion and abiding by rules of privacy while conscientiously bringing potentially dangerous or important information to the attention of Westmont staff.
- Arriving on time and attending all scheduled meetings, making sure to communicate in advance if a conflict arises.
- Completing other duties as assigned during your office hours.
We are looking for Peer Coaches who:
- Have an enthusiasm for and commitment to the Westmont community.
- Are invested in their personal and professional growth.
- Have proven healthy academic habits.
- Demonstrate an ability for self-reflection, and open to providing and receiving feedback.
- Have strong and compassionate interpersonal skills.
- Can be self-directed but will also follow instruction.
- Embrace working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Benefits of Becoming a Peer Coach:
- Acquire skills in peer coaching, peer-based learning techniques, student engagement and wellness.
- Serve as a student leader and representative of the campus community.
- Participate in ongoing self-evaluation through regular coaching with professional staff.
- Develop personal skills and knowledge to increase your own capability.
- Build your resume and strengthen your communication, teamwork and productivity skills.
- Get paid! ($14/hr)