The College Success Program offers exciting employment opportunities for Eastern University students enrolled in a graduate program or in a traditional undergraduate baccalaureate program. Qualified applicants will be enthusiastic and passionate about supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Applicants for Graduate Mentor or Peer Mentor Positions Should Submit the following:

  1. Graduate Mentor or Peer Mentor application form
  2. Cover letter expressing interest
  3. Current resume
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your qualities and experiences that would be relevant to the performance of the responsibilities of a CSP mentor

Mail Your Application Packet To:

Eastern University
Attention: CCAS/CSP
1300 Eagle Rd
St Davids PA 19087

or Email: sthompson@eastern.edu

or Campus Mail: Sharon Thompson, CSP Coordinator - Walton Hall, Office 220

Job Descriptions and Applications

See below for the job descriptions and applications for graduate mentors and undergraduate peer mentors.

Graduate Mentor

Summary

The College Success Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (CSP) employs two to three graduate students to work as CSP Graduate Mentors for the academic year. Openings for both male and female Graduate Mentors are available for the 2022-2023 academic year. The CSP is designed to support undergraduate students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as they negotiate academic and social life on the St. Davids campus. Under the supervision of the CSP Coordinator, CSP Graduate Mentors will live in the residence halls near the CSP students and provide academic support, plan structured programming, encourage social interaction, and offer after-hours support when needed. This is a residential position for fall and spring semesters. Compensation includes a grant for six (6) credits of graduate tuition for each fall and spring semester and room and board for the same period. (Summer housing will be considered on a case by case basis.) For more information, contact Sharon Thompson, CSP Coordinator, at sthompson@eastern.edu or 610-341-5837 or Lisa Hemlick, CCAS Director at lhemlick@eastern.edu or 610-341-5837.

Job Description

The CSP Graduate Mentor works directly with undergraduate students who are enrolled in the College Success Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSP).  View the full job description.

Application

Download and complete the Graduate Mentor application form and submit it with your other application materials (see above):

Undergraduate Peer Mentor

Summary

Do you enjoy supporting others toward achieving their highest potential? Do you want to learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while honing your helping skills in a fun, team-oriented context? Are you patient, organized, self-motivated, and open-minded?  The College Success Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSP) employs 5 undergraduate Peer Mentors each academic year to provide social and academic support to students enrolled in the program. Male candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants will be a sophomore or above residential undergraduate student in good standing. The following qualifications are highly preferred but not absolutely required: have documented previous work experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorder or in another human services related field, have a valid driver's license. Training and supervision are provided. This is an Eastern Campus Employment position that requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per week. For more information, contact Sharon Thompson, CSP Coordinator, at sthompson@eastern.edu or 484-654-2378 or Lisa Hemlick, CCAS Director at lhemlick@eastern.edu or 610-641-5837.

 

Job Description

The CSP Undergraduate Peer Mentor works directly with students in traditional undergraduate programs who are enrolled in the College Success Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSP). View the full job description.

Application & Deadlines

Peer Mentor applications are due by April 1st of the Spring semester prior to the academic year for which you are applying to be a mentor. For example, applications for the 2022-2023 academic year are due by April 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis after the application deadline as long as positions remain open.

Download and complete the Peer Mentor application form and submit it with your other application materials (see above):

Visit Eastern University’s Student Employment Programs page for important information regarding Student Employment paperwork at Eastern University.