Job Information

University of Utah Peer Mentor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN13537N

Job Title UU Student - Instruction

Working Title Peer Mentor

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week 12 - 19 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Work Schedule is mutually agreed upon by supervisor and student worker.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00009 - Ctr for Ethnic Student Affairs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Center for Equity & Student Belonging ( CESB ) creates community and advocates for academic success and belonging for students across intersectional identities and experiences among our African, African American, Black, Native, Indigenous, American Indian, Asian, Asian American, Latinx, Chicanx, Pacific Islander, Multiracial, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse, and BIPOC students with Disabilities. CESB’s early belonging initiative serves as the first stop for belonging at the University of Utah, builds community, and sets up students for success after college. The Center for Equity & Student Belonging and Equity Diversity and Inclusion uses a framework of belonging that places an emphasis on developing students personal, social, academic, and post-graduate belonging.

CESB has multiple Peer Mentor openings in the following areas: Utah Opportunity Scholars, Transfer Scholars, Second Year Experience, Early Belonging and Diversity Scholars.


The Center of Equity and Student Belonging has multiple Peer Mentor positions open:

Utah Opportunity Scholars Peer Mentor (2 openings)

Transfer Scholars Peer Mentor (2 openings)

Second Year Experience Peer Mentor (2 openings)

Early Belonging Peer Mentor (2 openings)

Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor (2 openings)

  • Meet with specific students to share engagement opportunities

  • Assist students in successfully accessing resources across campus

  • Leading CESB office tours and staff introductions

  • Assist with programming and/or other workshops

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current University of Utah student.

Work-study is not required, but the position is open to work-study students as well. If you are not sure if you have been awarded Work Study, please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. Even if you have not been awarded Work Study we encourage you to still apply.


Preference will be given to students who have experience with public speaking, working with underrepresented and first-generation students.

Experience working with diverse student populations in terms of racial/ethnic backgrounds, age, gender, LGBTQIA* status, first generation college students, ability/disability, and other historically marginalized identities.

Special Instructions Summary

Work-study is not required, but the position is open to work-study students as well. If you are not sure if you have been awarded Work Study, please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. Even if you have not been awarded Work Study we encourage you to still apply.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.