Do you like helping people? Do you want a work experience with variety that will prepare you for any career? Become a St. Kate’s Peer Money Mentor! This is a unique, fun and educational position in which you will be professionally trained in money management topics, how to develop and put on programs, and how to counsel sister students. The Money Management Team connects with Katies by putting on workshops, webinars, tabling, providing brochures, via social media, and through one-on-one appointments. (However, under current COVID-19 guidelines, we are currently only putting on webinars, conducting virtual appointments, and helping via email communication.)
As a money mentor you provide a valuable service to campus, while at the same time getting the opportunity to grow your own practical money management skills. Any student with a strong desire to learn and teach others will be considered – training is provided. This is a position that looks great on a resume and it prepares you for the future in a myriad of ways. See below what previous Peer Money Mentors have gone on to do.
We are looking for student workers who possess many of these skills…
- An enthusiastic desire to learn or improve her money management skills
- Ability to juggle being both a positive team player as well as an independent worker
- Strong communication skills and/or the desire to learn effective presentation skills – both written and verbally
- Enjoys helping others and relieving their stress
- Creativity – you’ll be part of our team to create events, posters, brochures, social media posts, and to coordinate programs
- General office organizational skills, such as responding to and sending emails, adding events to Google calendar, light data entry, and greeting office visitors
- Proficiency of at least two of these: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Publisher, Canva or Google Slides. Some knowledge of Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets helpful, but not required
- Strong knowledge of at least one of these platforms: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
- Can take and follow directions and feedback well
- Must appreciate individual life journeys and backgrounds; not judgmental of peers who differ from you
You will not be expected to do everything on this list and training is provided, but you will be expected to be strong in a number of these areas and to own certain aspects of running our office. All Peer Money Mentors MUST help students in a RESPECTFUL and MEANINGFUL manner, maintaining impartiality and keeping confidentiality with individuals’ financial stories.
Training and guidance is provided on these money management topics:
- how to prepare a budget
- credit score calculating and how to build strong credit
- NSLDS.ed.gov and managing student loans
- scholarship search
- financial aid/FAFSA filing
- student accounts
- banking basics
- tax preparation resources
- frugality and setting S.M.A.R.T. goals
- basics of investing and retirement planning
- other topics as they come up
Schedule and Reporting Structure:
8-12 hours weekly as a set schedule which will be determined around your classes, with the team, and by the supervisor. For Spring 2021 because of coronavirus guidelines, most of your work will be remote until vaccinations are completed. Once campus is fully open, all shifts will be worked in the office. We ask for a 1+ year commitment because of the training that is involved. Working J-Term and summer is optional.
St. Kate’s four Peer Money Mentors are student members of the Money Management Office, which is part of the Financial Aid Office. The mentors are under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Financial Literacy and Student Employment.
Via KatieCareer with a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, please share why you’re interested in this opportunity and if you’ve attended any of our programming previously or what you know about our work. Direct questions about the job to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to, get assistance with composing a resume and cover letter from Career Development at AskCareer@stkate.edu, 651-690-8890 or CDC 210. Direct issues with applying via KatieCareer by Handshake to Career Development, as well.
If you need workplace accommodations due to a disability, reach out to St. Kate’s O’Neill Center at email@example.com for an evaluation.
Lastly, take a look at what previous Peer Money Mentors have gone on to do career-wise…
- Product Communications Specialist
- English Teacher – in Thailand!
- Business Analyst
- Flight Attendant
- Account Executive
- Financial Counselor/Advisor
- Laboratory Engineer
- Financial Planning Coordinator
- College Admissions Counselor
- Healthcare Economics Consultant
- Real Estate Acquisition Manager
- Strategic Operations Specialist
And they’re working for… UnitedHealth Group, Ecolab, 3M, Delta Air Lines, Costgo at Bayer, Medtronic, Nestle Purina, Thomson Reuters, Ameriprise Financial, Lutheran Social Services, Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel, and St. Catherine University. Some also went on to obtain their MBAs or even a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering!