Peer Mentor - Upward Bound

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia is actively seeking Peer Mentors for its Upward Bound Program for the summer. The position of Peer Mentor is a temporary position, which is dependent on continued federal grant funding.

Each Peer Mentor will be expected to assist with, contribute to, and participate in all planned participant activities both on- and off-campus. Selected candidates must commit to the projects’ policies, including absolutely no dating of participants, on-duty 24 hours, confidentiality, proper referral procedures, and possess the ability to exemplify and demonstrate professional etiquette and demeanor.

Successful candidates will be post secondary students in good academic and social standing. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to identify with the social, cultural, economic, and academic barriers experienced by project participants. Successful candidates will demonstrate behavior suitable for a role model, academic strength useful to the participants and the desire and abilities for a mentoring relationship.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 02/21/2023
Department: Upward Bound
Employment Type: Temporary (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff