Honor all identities
 
The Intercultural Center supports educational equity and academic achievement for diverse student populations by providing access to resources and a safe place to connect through a culture of inclusion and respect. 
 
The Intercultural Center Peer Navigator (ICPN) program serves first-year students by fostering excellence through social and academic integration at Whatcom Community College. ICPNs mentor and provide resources for marginalized students, including Black, Indigenous, students of color, first-generation, and low-income students. ICPNs are trained to use their experiences and leadership skills to create a network of academic, social, and cultural support across campus.
 
Summary of responsibilities.  Applicants will receive a full, detailed list of job responsibilities at the email provided: 
  • Attend all Peer Navigator Program retreats, training, and weekly meetings throughout the  academic year (dates TBD/TBA)
  • Attend/participate in at least 3 social and academic events with assigned mentees
  • Develop and plan events for the IC
  • Assist with the IC front desk tasks and duties
  • Meet with mentees face-to-face and develop an interpersonal relationship that encourages academic and personal growth

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* 1. Yes, I'm still intersted in becoming an IC Peer Navigator.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate with, listen to, and work well with peers and IC teams
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Good academic standing 
  • Successful completion of at least one quarter at Whatcom Community College  prior to Fall 2020
  • Commit to working 6-10 hours per week
  • Must check-in with your mentees three times a quarter
  • Attend and engage in weekly staff meetings (90 minutes)
  • Participate in ongoing trainings throughout the academic year
  • Familiarity with underrepresented, first-generation, and/or low-income student needs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience working with one or more on-campus areas including, but not limited to: Associated Students (ASWCC), Achieve Inspire Motivate (AIM) program, Financial Aid, LGBTQI+ community, Learning Commons, Student Recreation Center, Tutoring Center, Library, Advising and Career Center, Veterans Center.

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* 2. Do you meet the required qualifications? 

Benefits
  • Contribute a valuable service and support to first-year students
  • Make personal connections and help students navigate Whatcom Community College 
  • Learn and use valuable mentoring skills (guiding, listening, building rapport with individuals)
  • Receive coaching to improve professional skills through  leadership development and training opportunities
  • Gain  basic academic advising knowledge and experience while developing interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work on a fun and dynamic team
  • Participate in campus networking opportunities
  • Develop resume 
  • Potential certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
Dates of Employment

Summer start date TBD (as soon as we know).

Compensation

Peer Navigators are paid hourly at $13.50 per hour and average 6 - 10 hours per week. Additional hours may be approved by Intercultural Center coordinating team members.


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* 3. I am ready to apply.

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