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Peer Mentoring Specialist

Employer
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Location
Colorado, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details



Posting Number A01609 Position Title Peer Mentoring Specialist Position Number E01100 Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $$41,200-$51,500.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Pay Grade

Pay Grade (2020): 14

Employee Category Professional staff Department Classroom to Career Initiatives EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary

The Peer Mentoring Program Specialist plays an important role in the development of a large-scale, comprehensive peer-mentoring program to support the development of all MSU Denver students. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring, the Specialist will provide leadership and supervision to the student peer mentors and collaborate with key stakeholders to expand the program under The Classroom to Career Hub. The Program Specialist serves as a direct liaison with academic units, academic advising, faculty, and staff to market, outreach, and develop campus partners who will champion the peer-mentoring program.

The Peer Mentoring Specialist markets, recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates student staff hired in the roles of peer mentors. Peer Mentors develop and maintain peer-to-peer relationships, connect students to campus resources to support academic and career success. Peer Mentors provide support to all students in their target population through traditional and non-traditional outreach and programming initiatives.

This position will contribute to the development and implementation of a peer mentoring curriculum that is focused on utilizing best practices and relevant theory for retaining students on MSU Denver’s diverse-urban commuter campus.
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Duties/Responsibilities

60% TRAINING / SUPERVISION / LEADERSHIP :
The Specialist will be responsible for the hiring and recruitment efforts to build a team of diverse peer mentors. The Specialist will supervise of 20 – 30 direct supervisees and be responsible for the selection, supervision, training, evaluation, and day-to-day performance management of these students. The Specialist is responsible for creating a positive and inclusive working environment, maintaining staff and individual meetings with student staff, as necessary. The Specialist identifies and creates professional and personal development opportunities for student staff designed to intentionally support career readiness for student employees. The Specialist works closely with the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring on training and outreach curriculum for student staff. The Specialist will model good judgement, ethical behavior, professional relationships, and a positive and cooperative attitude. In collaboration with the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring, the Specialist will create tools for assessing student staff’s impact on their target population. This position will support and participate in student success outreach activities, including campus visit program presentations, campus events, and community service projects.

15% – PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVENT PROGRAMMING :
In collaboration with the Associate Director, the Specialist will play an integral role in the leadership and development of a campus-wide and comprehensive peer-mentoring program that serves all MSU Denver students. The Specialist will participate in mission and vision planning for the peer mentoring program In accordance with the established goals and outcomes for the peer mentoring program, the Specialist will also develop partnerships and collaborate with students, faculty, staff, advisors, and outside vendors closely to develop a diverse platform of events that support the holistic development needs of our diverse student body, including but not limited to university-wide registration and retention events and efforts. The Specialist will become knowledgeable about C2 Hub resources, services and programs and collaborate with Classroom to Career Hub professional staff on programs, projects and event coordination. Attend and participate in campus-wide programs and activities.

10% – ADMINISTRATIVE AND ASSESSMENT :
The Specialist will support the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring in the administration of a campus-wide peer-mentoring program. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring, the Specialist will oversee a budget for peer-mentor training and programming. The Specialist will oversee the development and maintenance of student staff scheduling. The Specialist will provide necessary documentation and data to the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring, as it pertains to assessing the success of the program and making data-driven decisions to scale the peer-mentoring program to ensure its meeting the institutional goals of student retention and completion. The Specialist will participate in weekly professional team meetings and one-on-one weekly meetings with the Associate Director of Peer Mentoring.

10% – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Specialist will remain current regarding trends and developments in higher education, high-impact practices related to transition and retention, equity and inclusion and peer mentoring programs. The Specialist will remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, the development of professional contacts with colleagues, attendance at professional development courses/ conferences, and trainings as directed by the Supervisor. Represent the interests of Classroom to Career Hub and Peer Mentoring for campus wide committees and events.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

One year of previous experience in supervising, training and evaluating 10 or more student staff.

Demonstrated experience with programs aimed at the retention and graduation of underrepresented students, including students of color.

Experience creating programs that build community and foster student leadership development.

Must have strong written and oral communication and listening skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Experience using effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills in a complex and culturally diverse work setting.

Ability to work some evenings/weekends.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.

Knowledge of national, regional, state, and local higher education organizations, and participation in relevant local, state, and national organizations, assuming leadership roles as appropriate.

Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Experience working with diverse, urban populations in an educational environment.

Knowledge of student development theory and practice.

Knowledge of student information systems, such as Banner, Canvas, etc.

Work Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM, Available some evenings/weekends.

Posting date 05/07/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 05/21/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail smontan7@msudenver.edu Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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