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Summer Program Mentor - 2024 TRIO UB Programs Summer Enrichment Program

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Classification Title

Working Title
Summer Program Mentor - 2024 TRIO UB Programs Summer Enrichment Program

Hire Types
Staff

Division
Student Services

Department
TRIO Upward Bound

Unit
TRIO Upward Bound

Location
St. Paul

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Full/Part Time
Part Time

FTE

Employment Condition

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days
  • Summer Program Mentors will be working 8 hours a day between 8 AM – 4:00 PM, 40 hours a week (with exception of the Juneteenth /June 19th and July 4th holidays).
  • The week of July 21st is a multi-day/overnight trip for the program participants. You are expected to attend this overnight multi-day trip.
Posting Details

Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science ( UBMS ) programs provide academic enrichment courses and activities to high school students who come from low-income families and/or identify as first-generation college students. Selected UB and UBMS students are from Washington Technology Magnet, Hmong College Prep Academy, STEP Academy, and Roseville Area High School. The summer enrichment program focuses on enhancing the academic skills of the student and provides fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other social, cultural, and recreational enrichment activities.

We are hiring Summer Program Mentor as Professional Service Contractors for the 2023 TRIO UB Programs Summer Enrichment Program starting June 17, 2024-July 26, 2024. The primary responsibility of the Summer Program Mentor is to assist the TRIO professional staff and instructors during the summer program held at Metro State.

Salary Minimum
Compensation: $3,500 non-negotiable

Salary Maximum
Compensation: $3,500 non-negotiable

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:
  • Attend a Summer Staff Orientation on Saturday, June 8, 2024.
  • Attend staff meetings during the summer program.
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere for all our program staff and students.
  • Assist program staff and instructors with various tasks such as making copies, classroom set-up/clean-up, lunch set-up/clean-up, and other clerical tasks.
  • Escort various groups of students to their assigned classrooms.
  • Assist students with assignments in the classroom and tutor small groups of students if needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model and leader to colleagues and students.
  • Facilitate and lead student activities and energizers.
  • Monitor areas where students gather to ensure the safety of all program participants.
  • Provide insights and feedback for continuous improvement of the summer program.
Required Qualifications

Qualifications: An applicant must have at least one year of college experience (and have not graduated from college). Applicant must possess strong leadership qualities and have the ability to function as a team player. Other important qualities and experiences are:
  • Ability to communicate constructively and effectively with UB staff and students.
  • Be professional, dependable, punctual, and prompt.
  • Be sensitive, respectful, and understanding of the needs of economically and academically disadvantaged and students who are ethnically, culturally, racially and otherwise diverse.
  • Have the ability to work responsibly and independently under limited supervision.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain a professional, trusting, and productive working relationship with program staff and students.
Preferred Qualifications

Other Requirements
  • Must be able to commit to Summer Staff Orientation on Saturday, June 8th, 2024.
  • Attend all staff meeting during the entirety of the summer program.
  • Commit to the working schedule.
About

The University:
We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to lead our communities to a prosperous and equitable future. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve more than 9,000 post-traditional learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked # 67 out of 1550 in 2021). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission. As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”
Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website .

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.metrostate.edu/students/support/safety

The School/Academic Department: The TRIO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The programs are an equal opportunity educational program designed to generate the motivation of students to graduate from high school, enter college, and successfully complete a postsecondary degree. Metropolitan State University TRIO Upward Bound programs serve a total of 120 low/limited income and first-generation college-bound youth in grades 9-12 annually. All TRIO Upward Bound programming and activities are provided at no cost to the student.

TRIO serves high school students with parent(s)/guardian(s) who are both low income (150 percent of poverty level) and first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a 4-year college degree). The students must be currently enrolled in the participating high school and have academic potential and determination to attend a post-secondary institution after high school. TRIO Upward Bound Programs are an intensive year-round long-term program and our students must be willing to attend events and participate fully in our activities. Our high school partners include Washington Technology Magnet, Hmong College Prep Academy, STEP Academy and Roseville Area High School.

Benefits Info

Compensation: $3,500 non-negotiable

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
F224P

Number of Vacancies
4

Re-posting
No

Desired Start Date
06/08/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)
07/26/2024

Open Date
04/04/2024

Close Date
04/21/2024

Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions Summary

Application Process: Email us a resume and cover letter indicating your interest in the position. E-mail via the posting by Monday, April 21, 2024.


Qualifications: An applicant must have at least one year of college experience (and have not graduated from college). Applicant must possess strong leadership qualities and have the ability to function as a team player. Other important qualities and experiences are:
  • Ability to communicate constructively and effectively with UB staff and students.
  • Be professional, dependable, punctual, and prompt.
  • Be sensitive, respectful, and understanding of the needs of economically and academically disadvantaged and students who are ethnically, culturally, racially and otherwise diverse.
  • Have the ability to work responsibly and independently under limited supervision.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain a professional, trusting, and productive working relationship with program staff and students.
If you have other questions related to this position announcement, please contact TRIO Upward Bound : trio.upwardbound@metrostate.edu

For TTY, call Minnesota Telecommunications Relay Service ( TRS ) at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

Accept Applications
Yes

Posting Contact
Allex Roberge

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers


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