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Black Studies is Hiring! - Student Coordinator/Peer Mentor

The Department of Black Studies is looking for a student coordinator/peer mentor to work with students pursuing a major, minor, or certificate in Black Studies, In addition, the individual will work building community among African American/African/Black students by serving as a liaison between the Black Studies Department and the new African American/African/Black Student Center.

The student coordinator/peer mentor’s primary duties will be to:

  • Distribute Black Studies and African American/African/Black Student Center literature.
  • Visit classrooms to announce special events sponsored by Black Studies Department and the Pan African Commons.
  • Visit African, African American, Black student organizations at PSU to keep them informed about the Black Studies program.
  • Help promote courses in Black Studies and other related departments and programs with a focus on African Americans/Africans/Blacks.


  • 2.8 GPA or better
  • Declared major or minor in Black Studies for at least one year OR has taken four or more courses in the Black Studies Department.

Must be able to:

  • Work independently
  • Speak before small audiences (i.e., classes, meetings)
  • Follow directions
  • Meet deadlines

    8-10 hours per week with flexible hours

    $12.00 per hour minimum depending on qualifications

    Start date:  May 2017


    To Apply:

    Submit application, resume, and the names of two references (i.e., employer, professor, volunteer organization) to Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, Chair, Department of Black Studies at and Ms. Shanice Clarke, Program Coordinator, PSU African American/African/Black Student Center at Applications accepted until position is filled.