Peer Facilitator Mentor

The PEERS (Providing Encouragement to Empower and Retain Students) Program helps new Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian freshmen students have a smooth transition to university life. There are two types of Peer Facilitator Mentors (PFM), some will work with our NASS Scholars students in a AIS or ES class setting and others will work with the NASS Connections program.  

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong leadership skills and enthusiasm for helping other
  • Organized, dependable, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outgoing personality and an interest in sharing personal collegiate experiences
  • Positive attitude and knowledge of NAU support services/resources/programs
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in-person (in front of up to 25 students in a class or in a group presentation setting), phone, email, social media
  • Self-motivated and works well in a team environment

Mentor Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled as a full-time Flagstaff campus student
  • Sophomore status or higher (30 units or more) as an undergraduate student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (be on track towards a 3.0 cgpa)
  • Commit 15 hours/week to the position
  • One year of experience living and/or working with Native American, Alaskan Native and/or Native Hawaiian populations
  • Clean background and driving record (with valid state driver's license)
  • Commitment to complete required training
  • Willing to work some weekends and/or evenings (with advance notification)


Required Training

CRLA Certified Level 1 Training is required for all peer mentors.  

NOTE:  Positions have been filled for the 2017-18 academic year.

For more information, contact Simon Chief at 928-523-8061.