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Working Warhawk II - Peer Mentor


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Position Title
Working Warhawk II - Peer Mentor

Job Description

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Text

Department
Experiential Education and Engagement

Number of Vacancies

Job Open Date
02/12/2024

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

You are strongly encouraged to schedule an On-Campus Job Search Assistance appointment with the AUM Career Development Center before applying. Visit Handshake for available appointment dates/times.

This posting requires a resume and/or cover letter to complete the application. Students can request resume and/or cover letter review assistance by sending .doc or .pdf documents to resumereview@aum.edu.

Please upload your class schedule for the semester in which you are applying to the section titled, “Student Schedule”.

Peer Mentors for the Experiential Education and Engagement Center ( EEEC ) are undergraduate students who help guide and encourage fellow AUM students. They are class leaders who act as a support system by helping students understand course material and class expectations. The role of a peer mentor can be compared to that of a teaching assistant without the responsibility of grading assignments.
Applicants selected to be a peer mentor will be assigned to work with academic departments and will be expected to work with students in a course approved by that department. The courses that they qualify to work in will be determined based on the courses they have successfully completed as well as their academic and professional goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Uphold the mission of Auburn University at Montgomery
Build community within the classroom
Provide a student perspective on class discussions
Encourage reflection and growth
Lead meaningful and engaging class activities/discussions (implementing active learning strategies, scheduling presentations/guest speakers, planning out of class activities, service-learning, study groups)
Assist students to aid successful completion of class assignments
Attend every class meeting and/or lab session for which you are assigned
Meet with the professor once per week
Hold office hours (two hours per week) to answer students’ questions about course material (e.g. homework) and other concerns. All office hours must be held in the Library Tower for face-to-face courses. Peer mentors in online courses may host virtual office hours.
Organize study and other educational activities as requested by professor
Reinforce class concepts and provide a positive student perspective
Encourage and coordinate meeting times for AUM events with the class and attend with the group
Assist students in making connections with appropriate staff and student groups on campus
Connect students with AUM resources and services
Model appropriate behavior in and out of the classroom
Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA, Title, IX, etc.
Maintain open communication with the professor of the course to discuss common needs/concerns of students
Support the class professor with in-class tutoring and classroom instruction (e.g. facilitating group discussions)
Complete a weekly log or other documentation requested by the department in which you work detailing your weekly work activities
Maintain open communication with the administrative associate for each department in which you assist regarding issues with clocking in and out, hours, absences, etc.
Clock in and out on the time clocks. If you miss a punch, notify your department administrative associate immediately
Complete all requested peer mentor assessments and/or surveys.
Attend and complete all scheduled training/meetings for Peer Mentors ( EEEC and Department):

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Dedicated to helping others succeed
Confident in your ability to lead
Able to speak in front of a classroom of students
Comfortable leading group discussions
Provide explanations of course subject matter

Special Instructions:
Time commitment for fall and spring semesters is five hours per week per course for 15 weeks (75 hours) and six hours of training and workshops (four hours pre- semester and two hours during the semester in which you are employed). Mentors may be asked to participate in various EEEC activities during the summer semester, such as Orientation, Welcome Week, Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet, etc.
Mentors are paired with a professor and class based on their experience, schedule, and availability.

Qualifications:
Current AUM undergraduate student with a 2.75 GPA minimum ( Undergraduate students only )
Completed two semesters at AUM (full-time status)
Prior successful completion of the course with which you will assist with a B or higher
Complete the application process with all required documents submitted
Two letters of recommendation from previous professors.

Quick Link
https://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/6650
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please list, in order of preference, in which (freshman and sophomore) courses you would like to be a Peer Mentor. NOTE: Please list 5 or more courses. Applications that do not specify preferred courses will not be considered.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Why are you interested in being a peer mentor?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Name two of your personal strengths and two areas in which you could grow. How would these affect your role as a peer mentor?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Tell us the three resources at AUM that can help students succeed. Where are these offices located?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Peer mentors often recognize that their students are struggling or challenged by something before the students realize it for themselves. Tell us one issue that most first-year students find challenging or seem to struggle with or that first-year students should learn.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe a time when you felt overwhelmed. How did you handle that situation?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How would you balance the peer mentor role with your other responsibilities?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What do you do when you are confronted with a complex idea or problem that you do not understand?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Tell us about a time when you made a special effort to help someone learn.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Have you read and understood the duties and responsibilities listed above?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Student Schedule
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Transcript(s)
  5. Letter(s) of Reference/Recommendation
Optional Documents

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