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Summer Mentor Program Grant Assistant

  • TITLE: Mentor Grant Program Assistant

    DEPARTMENT: Promising Youth Center for Excellence

    REPORTS TO: Program Director

    EFFECTIVE DATES: June 6th – July 26st, 2024



    PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Mentor Assistants for the Promising Youth Center for Excellence Grant Program are employed by KSU to serve in an on-site and off-site capacity during the duration of the Program. Mentor Assistants, also, serve as chaperones and are responsible for the well-being of program participants.

  • Provide supervision to program participants (especially those specifically assigned to them)
  • Ensure all program participants feel safe in the program environment.
  • Assist with all activities as requested by the Program Director, Mentor Coordinator, Program Principal Investigator, or activity presenter.
  • Assist in timely arrival and departure to all activities.
  • Accompany program participants at all times within shift unless dismissed by Program Director, Mentor Coordinator, or Program Principal Investigator.
  • Follow and enforce Code of Conduct and Conflict Resolution Plan assisting with group and behavior management.
  • Assist with a head count before the departure from the KSU campus and field trip sites.
  • Maintain highest level of communication with Program Director, Mentor Coordinator, and Program Principal Investigator.
  • Contribute to daily report
  • Complete all reporting forms as necessary (i.e., daily report log)
  • Attend and participate in CPR and First Aid training
  • Respect the confidentiality of all program matters, families, and program participants
OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties as necessary.

  • High School Diploma
  • KSU student
  • Background Check Clearance

Licensing and Certifications


  • Effective communication skills (orally and written)
  • Ability to manage minor conflicts among children and youth

  • Assist staff with supervisory of program participants
  • Frequent outdoor and physical activities.
Internal Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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