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Peer Leads (Tutors) for the PLUS Center, Summer 2023, AY 2023-24

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 $19.28 per hour.
Percent time: 25%
Anticipated start: Summer appointment: June 15, 2023-August 15, 2023
Fall appointment: August 16, 2023-December 31, 2023
Spring appointment: January 1, 2024-May 16, 2024
Review timeline: May 1, 2023
Position duration: Summer Session, Academic Year

Application Window

Open date: April 17, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Oct 3, 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, Apr 16, 2024 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 on Instagram to see what subject/course positions are open then apply.

Visit our website for Eligibility Requirements.

Peer Leads (Tutors) are expected to work with students on facts/formulas, concept development, comprehension, explanation, research, projects and application. They facilitate sessions, work with and guide students through the learning process.

Peer Leads (Tutors) will provide support for homework practice 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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About UC Merced

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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 (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

Job location

Merced, CA/Campus, KL 201