Title: Peer Mentors

Department/Division: Upward Bound

Date Prepared: February 26, 2014

Reports To: Upward Bound Coordinators

Classification: Part-time (Temporary)

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Upward Bound provides academic and enrichment activities to 250 high school students. The program offers a summer residential component focused on enhancing the academic skills of the participants and provides participants with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other social, cultural and recreational enrichment activities. 

The Upward Bound Peer Mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership and guidance to students in the Upward Bound Program. Mentors serve as role models and help high school students’ manage any obstacles that may arise during the summer program. Peer Mentors assist Upward Bound (UB) Staff with implementing and supervising all activities with UB participants on and off campus Sunday through Thursday. Upward Bound is not just a summer job; it is a commitment to educational equity and an extension of our service to the community. Our charge is not only to increase the number of students who go to college, but to also help shape our participants into future leaders.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

 

Peer Mentors must live in the Residence Hall with students.  Peer Mentors are considered 24 hour employees and are required to assist Upward Bound Coordinators throughout the day with supervision during meals, classes, and with activities planning.  Applications are available in the Upward Bound Office, Scott Building, Room 108. Completed applications should be returned to the Upward Bound Office (with current college transcript if applicable) or mailed to the address below.  

 

Seminole State College
ATTN:Upward Bound
P.O. Box 351
Seminole, OK 74818

 

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