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Peer Mentor - SOAR

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Status
    Part Time, Seasonal
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends

Job Function:

This position can work up to 9 hours per week (only Fall and Spring semesters and will not work during Summer semesters) Project SOAR Peer Mentors will assist in planning and delivering programming, and providing outreach within SOAR. The mentors must be continuing SSS-Project SOAR participants that are in good standing. The mentors will serve as role models, campus resource experts, and trusted points of contact for TRIO students and staff. These individuals will possess the skills and knowledge to provide support in academic, social, and personal areas as needed. In addition, these individuals will need to be able to work with a diverse group of students and be willing to participate in campus activities to help build relationships among departments and to be able to encourage mentees to participate in campus wide events. Must commit to this role for one semester.

Pay Rate: 

$9.00/hourly 

Essential Job Functions: 

  1. Peer Mentors will report to the Project SOAR Counselor/Coordinator for job duties, with their schedules, etc.
  2. Maintains office hours (up 9 hours per week)
  3. Contact logs will be turned into supervisor to show progress with students
  4. Meet face-to-face with assigned peer mentees at least once a semester.
  5. Attend all SOAR main sponsored events (back to school kick off, orientation, holiday festival, awards banquet, in addition to workshops and other activates.)
  6. Attend at least 2 transfer, cultural, or campus events a semester with mentee(s)
  7. Initiate and maintain contact weekly with mentees/students.
  8. Notify mentees/students about all SOAR and campus events.
  9. Attend events with mentees/students.
  10. Maintain accurate paperwork for contact with mentees/students in the SOAR program.
  11. Attend Peer Mentor meetings.
  12. Notify supervisor about mentee progress and concerns.
  13. Coordinate study sessions for students
  14. Other responsibilities assigned by the SOAR staff.
  15. Participant recruitment.
  16. Completes all mandatory training.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Requirements

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Education:

  • Must have a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time (with exception of semester the student is expected to graduate).

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Work Experience:

Continuing and active SSS-Project SOAR student 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience serving in a mentor capacity
  • Experience in campus resources

  • Campus or community involvement experience

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle multiple task and prioritize effectively.
  • High degree of integrity; ability to work in a sensitive, highly confidential and professional environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities imposed by frequent deadlines, peak workloads, and public/student contact.

  • Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to exchange information, give/receive instructions and respond to inquiries appropriately.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a multicultural environment in an effort to work and communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff and community partners.

  • Professional and positive behavior and appearance

  • Dependable, responsible and prompt characteristics.

  • Responsible, independent and mature and has ability to motivate others.

  • Must be an individual who is honest, respectful, and has integrity

  • Clear understanding of what it takes to be a successful college student.

  • Have a sincere desire to guide and support peers academically, professionally, and personally.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office equipment, Microsoft Office software, Outlook, (social media)

  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism

  • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly.

  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively within a team environment.

  • Exhibit problem solving skills beyond a set of instructions and adapt to changes when necessary.

  • Strong organization and planning skills.

  • Self-starter.

  • Understanding of OSU-OKC campus resources.

  • Understanding of cultural diversity and the disadvantaged populations.

  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism

  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

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Working Conditions:

  • Works in an office environment.
  • Requires extensive interaction with others, and use of computer.

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. 

  • Frequent local travel may be required.

  • Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email. 

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Physical Requirements:

  • Normal office physical requirement.
  • Occasional light lifting up to 25 pounds.

 

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

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Apply online at http://jobs.okstate.edu. For further assistance or information, call 945-3206.

 Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free. 

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


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Posted: 2019-10-11 Expires: 2038-01-18

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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