Join Our Staff

Joining our First Scholars staff is an amazing opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

Job description

The purpose of the First Scholars Mentor Program is to assist first generation college students in making successful academic and social transitions into college and beyond.  Mentors connect new first generation college students to the university by providing encouragement, knowledge about resources and experience.  Mentors also serve as role models and confidants, encouraging academic success and personal development to assist mentees with attainment of educational goals.


  • Represent the First Scholars program and the university
  • Attend all trainings and meetings
  • Meet with the First Scholars Coordinator regularly
  • Meet weekly with mentees, follow up with electronic and phone communication
  • Attend program events
  • Document interactions


$9.25 hour

How to apply

  1. Submit Jobs for Jacks application
  2. Complete the Application Cover Sheet.
  3. Attach a separate, typed document with answers to the following questions:
    • What qualities and/or traits will you bring to this position? Why do you feel you would be able to assist first generation college students with a successful transition to Northern Arizona University?
    • Why do you want to be a peer mentor?
    • Describe why first generation college students may have additional challenges in transitioning to Northern Arizona University?
    • If you could teach each first generation college student only one thing, what would it be and why?
  4. Include a copy of your resume with your application.

Application deadline

Sunday, December 14, 2014 by 11:59pm