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
  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • 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 2022 and Spring 2023 (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 January 5 (link below).
  3. Follow up with your reference(s) to ensure your letter of recommendation has been submitted no later than March 18, 2022.
  4. Mark your calendar with the following tentative dates & deadlines:
January 5, 2022     Online Application opens
March 7, 2022        Deadline to submit this online application
April & May  Group Interviews
July 5-7                     Mandatory training for summer and fall employment 
July to August Mandatory summer employment
Fall 2022                      Weekly office hours (10 maximum); Mandatory 3-credit training course TueThu 12:15pm-1:30pm; Mandatory staff meetings every Wed 1:40pm-2:40pm
Spring 2023              Weekly office hours (10 maximum); Mandatory 3-credit training course TueThu 12:15pm-1:30pm, Mandatory staff meetings every Wed 1:40pm-2:40pm
NOTE: You will not be hired if you cannot meet all of the recruitment and training. Please email us ( to inquire about info session dates!