110-12 FIRST GENERATION STUDENT SUCCESS MENTOR
Posted on : August 13
Location : Orillia
Job Category : Education
Job Industry : Education
POSTING DATE: August 10, 2012
CLOSING DATE: August 19, 2012
Department/Campus: Student Success Services / Orillia
Classification: Support Staff
Payband/Salary Range: Band 7, $22.64 - $28.30
Reports to: Manager, First Generation Project / Crown Ward Championship Team
Hours per week: 24 hours per week (includes evening and weekends)
Effective Date: As soon as possible - March 29, 2013 (reviewed annually)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent provides support to First Generation students, refers to the appropriate college or community services, develops transition, orientation and life skills workshops that promote retention, and acts as a liaison between the college community and prospective First Generation students. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Referring students to appropriate college or community services (i.e. housing, career planning, peer services, financial aid, etc.) as required, to provide support on academic, career, and social issues;
- Planning and implementing transition/orientation programs, events and life skills workshops;
- Providing current and accurate information on any / all available resources for students from the college and community;
- Assisting the Manager, First Generation Project, in the selection and training of peer support mentors for First Generation students and providing the peer mentors with program or activity information;
- Liaising with appropriate college staff to ensure First Generation students are provided with guidance and are aware of funding and policies regarding post-secondary education;
- Updating college staff on First Generation programs and services and working with them to make sure student needs are identified and addressed appropriately;
- Raising awareness of First Generation students by promoting and marketing initiatives through technology (e.g. social media) and face to face events which includes creating marketing materials, setting up promotional tables, and attending college events;
- Keeping timely and accurate records of student contact information for reporting purposes;
- Tracking and providing reports on the effectiveness of the program as required; and
- Providing outreach and regular support to students at other campus locations.
Georgian College invites and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including persons of Aboriginal ancestry, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women.
- Successfully completed a two year post-secondary diploma in social sciences, community services or education.
- Two years experience providing support/mentoring, referring individuals for support services, developing and facilitating workshops, and tracking/maintaining documentation.
- Experience marketing and promoting projects or events to a specific audience.
- Experience with online communication (i.e. email, online chat software) and social media (i.e. Facebook and YouTube) to outreach to students and create and post educational videos.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Proven initiative and organizational skills to prioritize multiple tasks and manage daily responsibilities.
- Conflict resolution and communication skills (written and oral) to provide guidance and refer students to the appropriate college/community services.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to coordinate the involvement of community/college services.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours as required (evenings and weekends).
- A valid driver's license and access to reliable private transportation for travel to other campuses for outreach and staff meetings.
- Experience in an academic setting in a student success support role would be an asset.
- Event planning skills would be an asset.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for this position, please forward your application to email@example.com quoting the competition number (i.e. 110/12) in the subject line of the email. Late applications will not be considered.
Georgian College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) And Protection of Privacy Act, 1987. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.