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Student Peer Mentor

Apply now Job no: 494959
Work type: Part-time, Student
Location: Forest Park Campus
Categories: Student Affairs, Student Workers, Other

Title: Student Peer Mentor

Employee Classification: Student Worker 

Department: VP, Student Affairs' Office

Salary Range:  $15.00 Per Hour

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The TRIO Talent Search program is hiring Student Mentors. TRIO Student Mentors will work with area middle and high school students and create an atmosphere of friendly and reliable service, providing an accessible and credible resource for pre-college students about high school, college, and career options. Assist with a diverse range of administrative support services for TRIO Talent Search. Act as a role model for middle and high school students, demonstrating study strategies and habits necessary for success.

What you'll do:

• Represent STLCC and TRIO Talent Search at recruitment and community events in area middle and high schools.

• Empower middle and high school students to understand content material and to use effective strategies when working toward college.

• Facilitate workshops on academic success, college awareness and career readiness topics.

• Facilitate TRIO orientations for new participants.

• Complete contact forms, including student attendance at sessions, accurately and on time.

• Maintain confidentiality of students’ personal and academic information and records as per FERPA and college guidelines.

• Perform office tasks such as filing, making copies and scheduling appointments.

• Attend required training activities and scheduled events.

• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled or registered at St. Louis Community College and making progress toward completion of a degree and/or transfer study program as defined in Board Policy.
  • Must maintain enrollment while employed in this position.
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to relate well with students, faculty, and administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Aptitude for tutoring in specific content area such as math, science, or English.
• Good interpersonal communication skills with an emphasis on listening and assessing the needs to diverse learners.
• Effective time management skills; punctual and capable of completing job responsibilities in a timely manner.
• Patient and passionate about working with middle and/or high school students.
• Demonstrates professional behavior in language, dress, and demeanor.
• Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office, and email.
• Sufficient technical skill to conduct online or virtual workshops as needed.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

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