Become a SASP Peer Success Coach

Become a SASP Peer Success Coach

We are thrilled that you are interested in becoming a SASP Peer Success Coach. Please read the following instructions carefully as you begin your application. There are multiple dates & deadlines that you should make note of. We look forward to reading your application! (We recommend you print this page for your records.)

Position Description

Primary Duties

  • Provides support to freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students in the following SASP Programs: Adelante!, APPLE Corps, Early Start, First Year and Transfer Seminars, and other Academic Journey initiatives
  • Provides support to students and faculty in select courses through weekly class visits and various communication methods
  • Conducts individual and group peer success coaching sessions during which students work through plans to achieve their identified goals
  • Helps students navigate the college environment and its resources, and assists them as they transition to college life
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other departments and resources, as necessary.
  • Provides support to prospective/incoming John Jay students
  • Represents John Jay College and Student Academic Success Programs at all times.
  • Serves as a positive role model for new and continuing students
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Additional Duties:

  • Facilitates success workshops and study sessions
  • Promotes SASP and college services on social media
  • Assists with development of materials for the SASP website and related publications

Minimum qualifications and requirements

  • Be a full-time undergraduate John Jay student
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Earned between 15 and 90 credits
  • Work 10 hours per week between 8:00am-5:30pm during the semester
  • Meet with assigned caseload of 25-75  students one-on-one at least once per semester
  • Attend all trainings and staff meetings
  • Enroll in the mandatory Counseling and Human Services Training Courses in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 (course info coming soon)

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Genuine desire to help students
  • Committed to self-growth and going outside of your comfort zone
  • Motivated to work with and contribute to the success of a large team
  • Enthusiasm for promoting events and creating buy-in for programs and initiatives
  • Familiarity with John Jay services and resources

Starts at $15.00 per hour for 10 hours per week (outside of course work)

Instructions to Apply

  1. Review the above PSC position description.
  2. Fill out the online application when it opens on November 28 (link below).
  3. Follow up with your reference(s) to ensure your letter of recommendation has been submitted no later than April 14, 2023.
  4. Mark your calendar with the following tentative dates & deadlines:
November 28, 2022     Online Application opens
April 14, 2023        Deadline to submit this online application
April & May  Group Interviews
June Final Decisions
July 18-20 Mandatory training for summer and fall employment
July 5-7                 Mandatory training for summer and fall employment 
July to August Mandatory summer employment
Fall 2023                      Weekly office hours (10 maximum); Mandatory 3-credit training course will be held Tuesday 3:05pm-5:45pm ; Mandatory staff meetings every Wed 1:40pm-2:40pm
Spring 2023              Weekly office hours (10 maximum); Mandatory 3-credit training course Wed 3:05pm-5:45pm; Mandatory staff meetings every Wed 1:40pm-2:40pm


NOTE: You will not be hired if you cannot meet all of the recrui tment and training. Please email us ( to inquire about info session dates!