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Student Life Specialist - Student Peer Mentoring & Success

JOB ID #: 6838

ISSUE DATE: 10/23/2012

CLOSING DATE: 12/07/2012


Develops and implements programming, services, and learning opportunities for students, promoting the personal development of a diverse student population.

Administers one or more student affairs programs, providing program management, assistance with policy development, supervision and training of all professional and support staff, budget monitoring, and report preparation

Serves as a resource to student groups and/or populations as a consultant and advocate for their concerns

Researches and stays current on higher education programs, trends, and issues with student impact

Produces workshops and materials support student programs; manages on-line communities; develops on-line social networking activities, and develops and maintains multimedia content on program web sites

Performs related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will report to the Dean of Student Affairs and be dedicated to coordinating campus student peer mentoring programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Creating and implementing a peer mentoring program that will provide support for students from enrollment through completion of the associate's degree.

Promoting the program within the college and the community at-large, and recruiting and matching of mentors with mentees.

Program planning that fosters commitment and participation that provides support throughout the academic year.

Planning social activities and creating and monitoring face-to-face and online social/cultural/multigenerational networks.

Working collaboratively with academic and student services to foster student success, leadership, and degree completion to retain program participants

Outreach to prospective and incoming students and development of programs from admissions, financial aid, testing, and college readiness.

Developing protocol and guidelines detailing roles, rules, and expectations of program participants.

Implementing an assessment program to evaluate learning outcomes and best practices.

Developing short and long-term goals for the program as well as a system to monitor program outcomes.

Leading discussion groups with mentors to address any issues/concerns in mentor/ mentee relationships.

Facilitating monthly training/workshops on specific topics identified by mentors.

Creating electronic and paper resource guide available to mentors and mentees.

Assisting with major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation.

Work schedule will include some evenings and weekends.


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.
Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in student personnel, higher education, or a related field. At least three years of full-time work experience in a higher education setting required, preferably in a diverse higher education setting with prior experience in coordinating and evaluating college-level programs (of the required total four years experience). Candidates must have excellent organizational, presentation, written and oral communication skills; have the ability to provide outstanding customer service in a fast paced, deadline driven environment; possess an understanding of the cultural, social, and educational needs of a multi-ethnic campus community. Proficiency in Microsoft Suite required, managing social media, designing promotional and informational materials. Knowledge of designing software preferable.

SALARY: $42,873 - $59,608

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