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Student Research Assistant, Student Mentor

at University of Houston Downtown

Posted: 11/14/2018
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: STU000346
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Job Description

Note: Please upload resume, cover letter, and award letter to be considered for this position. This is a grant funded position.

Student mentors work collaboratively with faculty and staff to assist students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in their transition to UH-Downtown. These leaders serve as role models, advocates, and knowledgeable guides to students. In addition, student mentors assist students with understanding professors' expectations, identifying and utilizing on-campus resources and activities, and acclimating them to the university.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Attends and participates in Welcome Week activities in the fall and mentoring events with student mentees' and faculty mentors during the fall semester
  • Commits to attend class with students two days per week approximately 2.5 hours per class
  • Commits to being accessible to interact with 5 student mentees' each week for approximately 10 hours per week. This includes assistance with classwork as well as social interaction at student activities on campus
  • Actively works to build supportive relationships with your student mentees'
  • Works closely with faculty mentors to plan and organize peer mentoring activities
  • Works closely with faculty mentors to assist with research
  • Conduct 1-on-1 and group meetings with student mentees' to get to know them better, learn about their interests
  • Advocates for students
  • Share your UHD experiences with student mentees'
  • Helps students become familiar with UHD resources; advises and refers students to appropriate resources whenever necessary
  • Attends mandatory meeting/training every other week
  • Attends and participates in student mentor team meetings, leadership development programs, and mandatory training programs designed for student mentors
  • Completes and uploads weekly and monthly reports regarding interactions and observations with mentees' to GatorSync Portal
 Compensation/Benefits:
  • Unique opportunity to assist I/DD students feel comfortable in a new environment
  • Develops and implements transferable leadership skills
  • An hourly wage of $12.93 will be offered, with a maximum of 116 hours that can be worked. This totals $1,500 that can be earned per long semester.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Available to attend mandatory student mentor training
  • Understand and appreciate diversity and be able to relate to students from different backgrounds and abilities
  • Possess positive attitude and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with others
  • Demonstrate professionalism when working with students, faculty, and staff
  • Understand concerns and issues faced by students
  • Possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiar with campus resources and able to refer students when appropriate
  • Excellent time management, self-management, and organizational skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
EEO/AA


Student mentors work collaboratively with faculty and staff to assist students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in their transition to UH-Downtown. These leaders serve as role models, advocates, and knowledgeable guides to students. In addition, student mentors assist students with understanding professors' expectations, identifying and utilizing on-campus resources and activities, and acclimating them to the university.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Attends and participates in Orientation activities and mentoring events with student mentees' and faculty mentors during the Spring semester.
  • Commits to attend class with students two days per week.
  • Commits to being accessible to interact with mentees' each week. This includes assistance with classwork.
  • Actively works to build supportive relationships with your student mentees'.
  • Works closely with faculty mentors to plan and organize peer mentoring activities.
  • Works closely with faculty mentors to assist with research.
  • Advocates for students
  • Share your UHD experiences with student mentees'
  • Helps students become familiar with UHD resources; advises and refers students to appropriate resources whenever necessary
  • Attends mandatory meeting/training every other week
 Compensation/Benefits:
  • Unique opportunity to assist I/DD students feel comfortable in a new environment
  • Develops and implements transferable leadership skills
  • An hourly wage will be offered, with a maximum of 130 hours for a total of $1,500 that can be earned per long semester.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Available to attend mandatory student mentor training
  • Understand and appreciate diversity and be able to relate to students from different backgrounds and abilities
  • Possess positive attitude and enthusiasm to work collaboratively with others
  • Demonstrate professionalism when working with students, faculty, and staff
  • Understand concerns and issues faced by students
  • Possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiar with campus resources and able to refer students when appropriate
  • Excellent time management, self-management, and organizational skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
EEO/AA


Qualifications

  • Must be a current UHD student