Working in the LARC - Join Our Team!

Join the LARC Team!

We're hiring! The first review of applications will be March 8th, but you are welcome to apply through  April 12th, 2024. Our open positions are listed on Handshake, but here is a shortcut to our Google Form Applications!

In the LARC, we believe in communication, collaboration, adaptation, creativity, inclusivity, growth, support, patience, approachability, and play. 

To that end, we strive to build a strong community for all our staff, with ongoing professional development opportunities and a variety of all-staff events. We offer a competitive pay rate for on-campus/remote work and allow for scheduling around classes, plus we provide paid training, ongoing professional development, and more! If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact us at, or reach out to one of our Admin staff.

About Our Jobs

We hire peer educators for three programs: Supplemental Instruction (SI), our Subject-Specific Tutorial Program (which includes MESA tutors), and the Writing Center. Peer educators support our students by providing academic support open to all students at Sonoma State University, as well as serving as academic role models, and as a resource to the campus community. 

  • Peer educators work directly to support other students. They may, depending on the program, lead collaborative study sessions, tutor one-on-one or in small groups, assist with academic workshops, create materials for tutor and student use, and guide students through their time at Sonoma State.
  • All peer educators must be students at SSU, will need to have faculty recommendations, and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students wishing to tutor in LARC programs will need to have received a B or higher in any courses they plan to support. 
  • Peer educators are required to attend paid orientation and staff meetings as part of their ongoing professional development. Orientation will be scheduled just prior to or at the beginning of each semester.
  • Embedded tutors (and SI Leaders) attend course lectures and discussions. 

Real-World Experience

You will get valuable workforce readiness job skills as a peer educator. Previous LARC tutors and SI Leaders have gone on to work in industries related to writing centers, teaching, tutoring, nursing, research, and much more!

  • Leadership:
    • LARC peer educators act as leaders in the classroom and in our center. Drawing on their own strengths and experiences as students, our peer educators model successful study habits and skills, assist other students in understanding their course content, connect students with resources, and help students feel more confident!
    • LARC peer educators may also go on to advisory roles within the center, mentoring new tutors and SI Leaders as they acclimate to their roles. Advisors are hired from a pool of returning LARC peer educators.
  • Teamwork
    • LARC peer educators build strong interpersonal skills through collaboration and interaction with other peer educators, as well as faculty and staff across campus. Participation in workshops and presentations provide opportunities to further those connections and skills.
  • Work Ethic
    • LARC peer educators serve as role models and mentors, which requires integrity, confidentiality, and a commitment to welcoming and supporting all students at SSU.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving:
    • LARC peer educators analyze information at hand, look at situations from varying perspectives, consider different approaches, and utilize their findings, along with prior knowledge, to help students navigate their coursework.
  • Professional Development:
    • LARC peer educators have the opportunity to receive Level 1 certification through the College Reading & Learning Association's International Tutor Training Program.
    • Staff meetings throughout each year provide an opportunity for ongoing professional development, as well as opportunities to engage with special presenters.


  • New peer educator: $17.25/hour (Up to 10 hours a week; the average is 4-8 hours weekly)
  • Returning peer educator: $17.50/hour (Up to 10 hours a week; the average is 4-8 hours weekly)
  • All peer educators receive a raise of $0.50 for each semester they stay working with the LARC
  • All hired staff will also receive priority registration while employed
  • Returning LARC peer educators may also be hired as Advisors for the various programs: $18.50/hour (Up to 5 hours a week)