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Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program Mentor

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 20, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Part Time

Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program Mentor

Main Campus - Boston, MA

The Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program serves African American, Latina, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) students in the nursing programs at Simmons University. Through mentorship, leadership training, volunteerism, and career counseling, the program has empowered ALANA and first-generation nursing students for over a decade, investing in their success as learners, healthcare professionals, and leaders. The Dotson program is designed to address the social and academic barriers faced by many first-generation and ALANA nursing students, as well as to prepare them for the workplace through the mentoring relationship.

Based on their program of study, Dotson scholars are matched to a mentor (a nurse in the community, Simmons nursing graduate and/or faculty member) who meets with them weekly. Scholars in the traditional four year program do not receive a mentor until the second year, while Direct Entry and Accelerated scholars are assigned a mentor when they begin the program.

  • Mentors up to three Scholars each semester for up to three hours per week
  • Documents mentoring meetings in the program's database
  • Attends two hour monthly mentor meetings in the evening
  • Participates in the Dotson Scholars/Mentors open house in September of each year
  • Participates in the Mentors yearly assessment/evaluation process
  • Is available on a limited basis for other activities throughout the year
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Willing and committed to assisting in the developmental growth of the mentee
  • Helps mentee acclimate to academic and professional settings
  • Supports the mentee's progress through the program
  • Helps to guide the development of criteria for the mentorships with feedback from the mentee
  • Creates warm and accepting environment
  • Seeks experiences that will benefit the mentee's development
  • Provides insights to the mentee that would otherwise be gained through trial and error
  • Exhibits enthusiasm for nursing and the profession
  • Facilitates exploration of an identified situation through questioning
  • Challenges the mentee's thinking
  • Refers to additional resources when necessary

  • Must have a BSN, though MSN is preferred
  • Mentors who work with Scholars in our FNP program must be an NP and be comfortable tutoring in Pathophysiology

Term of Service

Dotson mentors are considered adjunct faculty and are compensated based on the number of mentors assigned and anticipated time commitment. Mentors working with our undergraduate Nursing students are expected to be available for face-to-face meetings on campus or in the Boston area. Mentors working with our online NP students will meet with their scholars virtually.

Application Instructions

Please submit a current resume and cover letter.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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