OMSA GRADUATE MENTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION - PUBLIC

OMSA GRADUATE MENTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION - PUBLIC

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Graduate Mentor Application

NOTE: For use by new applicants ONLY.

Interviews will continue until all positions are filled.

POSITION: Graduate Mentors provide enrichment and mentoring services to assist students in the President's Award Program (PAP) and the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP). Graduate Mentors assist the Department, Division, and the University with narrowing retention, achievement and graduation gaps between targeted AALANA students (i.e.; African American, Latino/a, and Native American students), at-risk individuals, and the larger student population. Graduate Mentors help the department realize a vision that creates a culture of student excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants are expected to bring to the position a sincere commitment to the concept of equal educational opportunity. Graduate Mentors must be enrolled in graduate school at Illinois and must be mantain good academic standing before and during the appointment. The position involves systemic mentoring in the following areas: academic, personal, financial, and related areas affected retention, persistence, and timely graduation.

Applicants should be familiar with the factors that affect a student's success and possess the ability to work with students and staff from diverse backgrounds. Previous work experience in programs for historically underrepresented undergraduate students, TRiO, and retention programs is preferred. Must be available for at least 10 hours per week to serve students.

DUTIES: Duties will vary according to the assignment. In general, all Graduate Mentors will maintain regular contact with an assigned caseload of students throughout the academic year. Duties include, for example:

  • Gathering pertinent information for program administrators
  • Web-based reporting
  • Non-cognitive mentoring and guidance
  • Weekly report writing
  • Attendance at staff meetings
All Graduate Mentors must participate in training.

REMUNERATION: Graduate hourly appointments are currently remunerated at $21.50 per hour for 10 hours per week. A limited number of applicants may be eligible for in-state fee waivers provided by their college or department. Currently, waivers are provided subject to approval by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students for persons enrolled in the College of Education, College of ACES, College of Applied Health Sciences (except Speech and Hearing Science AM), College of Media, College of Fine and Applied Arts (except Architecture M.Arch), School of Labor and Employment Relations Ph.D. program, College of Medicine MD/Ph.D. program, School of Library and Information Sciences Ph.D. program, and the College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Science program (except D.V.M.). Applicants should check with the graduate college or their college/department relative to tuition and fee waiver support. Persons not eligible for assistantships are hired on an hourly basis. Minimum assistantship rates are set by the University. (This listing may change annually. All hires are subject to the availability of University funds. The provision of assistantships is dependent upon your college and approval by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Dean of Students and is not guaranteed.)



 

Ideal Graduate Mentors are those who can work two or more semesters. You must have a "recent" application on file to submit an updated application. If this is the case, select "Yes." (If you are not updating a recent application, select "No.") Update your application if you receive another campus appointment (hourly, assistantship or fellowship), you failed to complete registration/enrollment for the semester (for any reason), or your contact information has changed.

Ideal Graduate Mentors are those who can work two or more semesters. You must have a "recent" application on file to submit an updated application. If this is the case, select "Yes." (If you are not updating a recent application, select "No.") Update your application if you receive another campus appointment (hourly, assistantship or fellowship), you failed to complete registration/enrollment for the semester (for any reason), or your contact information has changed.