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Disability Resource Center Peer Mentor

Disability Services


  • Category: On-Campus
  • Position Type: Student Hourly
  • Posted on: May 10, 2023
  • Open until: filled
  • Work Hours: 10-12 hours per week
  • Wage: $12/hr
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


Peer mentors at the SUU Disability Resource Center (DRC) work with a student cohort of 6-8 students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Training will be offered at the beginning of fall semester and peer mentoring positions are for the full academic year: fall & spring semester.

Peer mentors coordinate, develop and guide/instruct DRC students in weekly meetings that could include:

  • Time management: creating and implementing a weekly academic and personal schedule.
  • Goal-setting, study strategies and exam preparedness.
  • Communication relating to social situations, as well as in university settings.
  • Academic skill development, budgeting techniques and soft skill instruction.
  • Campus tours with introduction and exposure to campus resources.
  • Stress management and self-advocacy advice.
  • Resume assistance, job search guidance, interview helps, registration assistance, financial aid and scholarship applications.


A qualified peer mentor should be or have the following characteristics:

  • A current junior or senior at SUU with minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Experience working with or a desire to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Effective time management, organization, professional development, study, and social skills.
  • Compassionate, patient, resourceful and willing to learn alongside their student cohort.
  • Ability to individualize instruction that aligns with each student's needs.
  • Familiarity of SUU resources and how to use them.

Disclaimer: Southern Utah University's Human Resources and Career Center act only as a referral service to facilitate contacts between employers seeking employees and individuals seeking employment. In providing this service, we make no recommendations or warranties regarding an off-campus employer's wages, working conditions, or other aspect of the job. We likewise make no recommendations of an applicant's qualifications or suitability for any job. Both prospective employers and employees should understand that we do not research or do any background check regarding either. This responsibility to vet, evaluate and qualify remains with the employer and applicant.