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Mentor (Hourly)

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Mentor (Hourly)


NJ GEARUP / College Bound / UBELLs

Reports To:

Senior Manager of School Site Operations, Ozzie A. Williams

Position Type:


Position Summary:

The position of Mentor requires an overall commitment to the policies and procedures of the Center for Pre-College Programs and the Consortium for Pre-College Education in Greater Newark/ New Jersey College Bound (NJCB) program. Employment and/or continued employment is subject to successfully passing State Mandated Criminal Background Check. The position of Mentor means one person shares knowledge, skills, information, and perspective to foster the academic growth of New Jersey College Bound (NJCB) program participants. Mentors are examples of the academic goal of the NJ CB and are role models that inspire NJ College Bound students. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement, and problem-solving. Mentors are assigned to work with participants in the program to foster academic growth through activities such as one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, tutoring, classes/workshops, and field trips. These activities give students the motivation and preparation they need to attend and succeed in college. This posting represents 7-15 Mentors depending on hours available and need.

The program operates year-round during the Academic Year (fall and spring) and Summer Sessions. The Academic Year "in-service" (mentoring conducted in participants' schools) assignments take place Monday through Thursday (occasional Fridays) from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Academic Year NJIT campus-based assignments take place over 20 Saturdays between September and June (calendar to follow) from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm. Note: After and during school hours may be available based on specific school need during the Academic Year. Hours may be adjusted as needed. The Summer Session is six (6) weeks, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. Note: After and during school hours may be available based on specific school need during the Academic Year. Hours may be adjusted as needed.

Essential Functions:

Mentor: 1. Participates in all NJ College Bound Mentor Training sponsored by the New Jersey Higher Education and by the Consortium. 2. Provides mentoring support and assistance to the mentees to encourage college attendance. 3. Meets with assigned participants based upon agreed work schedule. 4. Assists in the development of skills necessary for mentees to succeed both personally and academically. 5. Assists assigned participants in developing realistic career/academic goals and expectations. 6. Assists counselor in completing and reviewing Personal Education Plan (PEP) document with program participants. 7. Accompanies mentees on field trips and other activities related to the program. 8. Conducts and/or assists in conducting workshops concerning life skills, college readiness and education planning. 9. Evaluates and documents experiences of assigned mentees. 10. Provides resource information to mentees. 11. Commits to a minimum of one (1) full session (fall, spring, or summer) {willing to make exceptions}.

Additional Functions:

Performs other duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

Applicants should have completed the equivalent course load of a sophomore in college (24 Credits) and be a student in good academic standing or a college graduate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Related work and/or volunteer experience is preferred but not required. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.




Keywords: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark , Mentor (Hourly), Other , Newark, New Jersey

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