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Peer Leads (Tutors) for the PLUS Center, Summer 2022, AY 2022-23

Position overview

Position title: Peer Lead
Salary range: See Table 20 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $17.78 per hour.
Percent time: Up to 49.9%
Anticipated start: Within one month of school starting
Position duration: Summer 2022 and or AY 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: May 4, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Peer Led Undergraduate Study (PLUS) Center is a learning community, where peers support peers through the learning process. Peer Leads (Tutors) are held to high standards, specialists in their subjects, and role models who focus on student success.

View our Recruitment Flyer to see what subject/course positions are open:

Visit our website for Eligibility Requirements:

Peer Leads (Tutors) are expected to work one-to-one on individual projects to be completed by each student or the work of groups of students. They facilitate small/large groups, work with and guide students through the learning process.

Peer Leads (Tutors) will provide support for homework as well as for on going literacy work. They may offer study skills support. They will not correct any/written assignments or reading errors, but develop a framework within which each student can discover and apply appropriate language, reading, and/or learning skills.

Please refer to the PLUS Center's recruitment flyer for subjects/courses that have open positions. Cover letters should specify your course(s) of interest and experiences should support it.

For All applicants, Letters of Recommendation (LORs) are required for subject area/courses that you plan to support. Prospective employees will not be hired without required LORs.

For current students, submit your unofficial transcript.

For All non-student tutors, a copy of a final transcript will be required; it must show conferred degree and date.

The anticipated start date is for the upcoming year with the possibility of renewal.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. The applicable deadline for student employees is the deadline for students. For students starting or returning to campus after Fall 2021, the deadline is the first date of instruction for the term when they first enroll.


Basic qualifications

Good written and verbal communication skills and competence in specific subject area(s) are required. A high grade in the subject area/courses noted in the recruitment is required.

For All Tutors, a high grade in one of the following is required: WRI 10, WRI 100, 110, 116, 117 or WRI 199.

-Undergraduate in good academic standing
-Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher
-High academic achievement in subject of interest
-Open availability for training
-Good communicative and people skills
-Responsible, punctual, and professional

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Be sure to specify the courses you wish to support and provide experiences/information as to why you should be considered.

  • Transcript - Unofficial for continuing students
    Official for non-students

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

References should include Professors who can support your application to tutor for specific course(s).

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Job location

Merced, CA/Campus, KL 201