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Staff Assistant/Mentor (Salina Upward Bound-Summer Program)

Apply now Department: 3670009180 Education and Personal Develop
Job no: 506504
Work type: Temporary Full-time
Location: Salina, Kansas
Categories: Student Affairs / Services

About This Role:

The Staff Assistant serves as a Mentor for the summer Upward Bound Program at K-State Polytechnic (UB-Polytechnic), Department of Educational and Personal Development.  The Upward Bound Summer Program is June 3-28, 2019. The Mentor will receive mentoring responsibilities from an office staff which includes the Director, Academic Services Coordinator, and Office Specialist.

The Staff Assistant/Mentor will be required to live in the residence hall during the summer program and will provide 24/7 supervision for attending students.  The Mentor must attend the 3-day training session prior to the start of the Summer program.  The Mentor also must be available to assist with college visits and cultural trips March 11-15, 2019; July 1-5, 2019 and July 8-12, 2019. 

Why Join Us:

Upward Bound is a campus-based TRIO program designed to assist area high school students with additional academic preparation, advisement, and encouragement to succeed in high school and later in college.

The Upward Bound Program participants are involved in the program from the time they are selected for participation until they graduate from high school. The program offers a six-week summer program which consists of residential and non-residential components and Saturday sessions during the academic year. Students must meet family income guidelines and/or be first-generation college-bound.

There is no cost for participation in the program.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completed at least 2 college academic years by June 1 (junior, senior, graduate student or relevant experience) with at least a GPA of 3.0 and no academic problems, probations, or expulsions. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in supervising youth.
  • Demonstrated experience leading small groups and tutoring.
  • Demonstrated experience showing effective leadership skills, lead by example, mentoring and being a role model for high school students.
  • Demonstrated experience showing strong interpersonal skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Must live in the residence hall during the summer program (June 3-28).  Must attend the 3-day training session prior to the start of the Summer program.  Must assist with college visits and cultural trips March 11-15, 2019; July 1-5, 2019 and July 8-12, 2019. 
  • May not participate in classes or other employment during the UB summer program dates.
  • Must be able to work early and late hours, and participate in physical activities
  • Valid Driver's License upon employment.
  • Must attend the KSU Van Training, receive certification, and be able to drive various passenger vans (12-passenger, minivan, etc.) within the first week of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Interest describing how the candidate’s qualifications match the search committee’s desired qualifications.
  2. Resume
  3. Complete contact information for 3 professional references citing relationship with each.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$10.00-$15.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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