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Company: OSU-Oklahoma City
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Summary:
The Peer Mentor position will provide supervision to the Upward Bound participants during the Summer Instructional Component. Main duties will include the encouragement of participants, assist where needed inside the classroom or office, and serve as positive mentor to the students.

 Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assist participants in achieving success in high school and post-secondary. Leading participants towards enrollment and completion of a post-secondary degree.

  2. Be a mentor and role model for participants.

  3. Possess discipline-specific knowledge in subject matter.

  4. Supervise or assist with student activities in the classroom, lab, events and field trips.

  5. Assist with other duties as assigned by the director.

  6. Maintain a positive learning environment using guidelines set forth in the UB Staff and Student Handbook.

  7. Observe and comply with state law, OSU-OKC policy and procedures and guidelines set forth in the UB Staff and Student Handbook.

  8. Must be able to perform duties listed above in person or through a virtual classroom setting.

  9. Follow COVID Guidelines as set forth by OSU-OKC Campus.

  10. Completes all mandatory training.

  11. 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Duration of Position: 05/06/2023 to 08/18/2023

Position Qualification

Minimum Qualifications: 

Currently enrolled at an institution of post-secondary education
Completion of an associates or bachelor's degree from an accredited university

Certifications &/or Licenses:
Current Oklahoma Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess discipline-specific knowledge in either Math, Science, English, or Latin.
  • Possess the ability to work with and motivate low-income/first generation students aged 13 to 19 years' old.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • High degree of initiative to work independently and also collaborate in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in working with at-risk youth

Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends.
  • Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms.
  • Occasional over-night in-state and out of state trips may be required for cultural events.
  • Some events may require to be outside for an extended amount of time during the summer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, and listening.
  • Ability to participate in student activities and trips off campus.
  • Requires lifting up to 25 pounds (if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two person lift.)
  • Ability to participate in student activities and trips off campus.

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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