First-Gen+ Center is Hiring

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The First-Gen+ Center is looking for enthusiastic students to become student peer mentors. These positions will begin during the Spring 2024 semester and will continue through the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Students selected will be REQUIRED to enroll in a UNIV 300-level course during the Spring 2024 semester (typically Thursdays 1:30 – 2:45PM). Applications close on January 7th, 2024 at 11:59PM. 

Please note that there is ONE application for STEP Mentors and First-Gen Peer Mentors. You may note your preference in your cover letter.

(Handshake Job Post #8396727)

First-Gen Peer Mentors

The First-Generation (“First-Gen”) Peer Mentoring program is a program to support first gen student success at George Mason University. First-Gen Peer Mentors will provide support while serving as a positive role model for these students. 

STEP Peer Mentors

The Student Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is an initiative of the First-Gen+ Center created to enhance the recruitment, engagement and retention of first-generation college students accepted to George Mason University. STEP mentors play an integral role in helping incoming STEP students transition and build community at Mason.


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Graduate Professional Assistantship Opportunity

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Graduate Student Life is hiring a Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) for Graduate Diversity Engagement and Leadership. Learn more and apply for this position below!

About the Position

The Graduate Professional Assistant (GPA) for Graduate Diversity Engagement and Leadership within Graduate Student Life provides leadership and program support for a co-curricular learning series and other special events addressing cross-cultural learning and leadership, via in-person programming and virtual initiatives. The GPA will assist the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life with curriculum development, facilitator engagement and training, event planning, and administrative management.  The position will report to the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life.

The official term of the assistantship will begin once a candidate is successfully hired through May 24, 2024.

Learn More

Please check out the job posting for qualifications, responsibilities, and time requirements.

Please direct all queries to Austin A. Deray, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Life, at


For best consideration, apply by Friday, October 27.


Now Recruiting CEHD Student Success Advisory Board Members

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Now recruiting CEHD Student Success Advisory Board members! Our application deadline has been extended through: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The CEHD Student Success Team believes that a successful student is one who is informed, engaged, and present.  

Those selected as members of the CEHD Student Success Advisory Board will be tasked with thoughtfully carrying out this “student success philosophy” while serving as representatives for the College and providing faculty and staff with insight into the needs of the CEHD student body. Advisory Board members should demonstrate strong leadership skills to support them in fulfilling the diverse duties of the role such as assisting with CEHD signature events and functions, creating social media content, and planning service or social events for the College. 

Students that are selected will be given access to leadership training and professional development opportunities, CEHD swag, and graduation perks.

Interested in being a member of the CEHD Student Success Advisory Board? If so, this is your opportunity to stand out amongst peers while adding valuable experience to your resume and networking with CEHD faculty and staff. 


Letter of recommendation  

Exclusive access to new CEHD swag 

Networking opportunities with CEHD faculty and staff 

Leadership training and professional development opportunities

Graduation perks: 

  • CEHD Representative cord to wear at graduation ceremonies 
  • VIP seating for family and friends at CEHD Degree Celebration in May

Attend monthly CEHD Student Success Advisory Board meetings 

Collaborate with other members to create social media content such as, “Day in the Life” content, Instagram Story takeovers, posts on the Student Success Blog, and CEHD faculty/staff interviews 

Attend and provide support for at least 2 CEHD signature events per semester 

  • Fall semester – 2 events 
  • Spring semester – CEHD Student Research Symposium (April 25, 2024, 6-8 PM) + 1 additional event 

Help facilitate RLC events as needed 

Plan one college-wide social or service event per semester 

  • Demonstrate pride for CEHD and Mason 
  • Have, and maintain, a GPA of 3.0 or higher 
  • No active Student Conduct, Academic Integrity, or disciplinary violations 
  • Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and initiative 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people 
  • A letter of recommendation from a CEHD faculty or staff member is preferred, but not required 

Ready to apply? Complete the Interest Form by our extended deadline of Wednesday, October 4 to be considered for a position. After review, those selected will be invited to a brief virtual interview. Email Caroline Masakayan, Student Enrichment Coordinator, at with further questions. 


Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor Part-Time Position Available

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The Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC) and Early Identification Program (EIP) are hiring a Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024. Please read below for more information and apply on Mason360 by Monday, May 15, 2023

Position Pay, Commitment, & Eligibility Requirements:

Rate: $17.00 per hour

Part-Time: Up to 10 hours a week commitment

Open to graduate and undergraduate students. Experience working with students preferred.

Deadline: May 15, 2023

Application: Apply in Mason360

Position Details:

The Financial Well-Being Peer Mentor (FWB Peer Mentor) will play an integral role in mentoring and assisting EIP high school students with understanding the financial cost of higher education. The FWB Peer Mentor will assist students and their families through small group coaching, lead workshops, and individual counseling; and provide continuous mentorship to high school students throughout the upcoming school year. The FWB Peer Mentor will have experience in mentoring high school aged students along with an understanding of the complexities that come with reading financial award letters, applying for the FAFSA, and transitioning from high school to college as first-generation college students. The FWB Peer Mentor will directly report to the Assistant Director for Financial Well-Being in the Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC). In addition, the FWB Peer Mentor will work closely with the Assistant Director for College Readiness, Early Identification Program (EIP). The FWB Peer Mentor will be an in-person and virtual position for Summer 2023 to Spring 2024.

More Information:

View the official job listing by logging in to Mason360 to view the detailed position description, preferred qualifications, and to apply!