Monday , January 30 2023

TRIO SSS Peer Mentor Vacancy at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College


PURPOSE OF POSITIONA peer mentor provides social, emotional, and/or academic support as needed for students within the TRIO program. Mentoring allows students to form a connection to campus and their community through one-on-one interactions and group meetings with mentees. Mentors are academically successful and have a desire to purposefully impact TRIO students navigating college, both academically and socially. Work hours vary according to the mentor’s availability and assigned mentees, but will not exceed 20 hours per week.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSMentoring (90% of Time)Be an encouraging role model and advocate for incoming students. Be a knowledgeable guide for new students.Be a thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources. Maintain regular contact with mentees.Serve as a positive social and academic role model.Educate new students about various resources and student services available at Southwestern.Complete FERPA training within first quarter and adhere to guidelines.General Duties (10% of Time)Participate in new mentor orientation (once).Participate in monthly in-service trainings.Participate in the orientation program for new TRIO SSS participants.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSMust be a current participant or alumni of Southwestern’s TRIO SSS program. Must be attending Southwestern for the 2022-23 academic year or be a Southwestern alumni. Additionally, mentors must maintain good academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Must be able to work effectively with students of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, demonstrating an ability to work with others in a courteous and cooperative fashion.


JOB TITLE: TRIO SSS Peer MentorLOCATION: Coos Bay CampusFTE: DEPARTMENT: TRIO Student Support ServicesPAY GRADE: $12.50 HourlyEXEMPTION STATUS: Non-exemptPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: EnclosedREPORTS TO: TRIO SSS Mentor CoordinatorCLASSIFICATION: Temporary Student Employment REVISION DATE: April 2022SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Southwestern Oregon Community College only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline. For assistance with this, please email For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627. Please note: We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration. Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in administrative policies and procedures or collective bargaining agreements (as applicable). For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement. The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Southwestern. Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process. ——————————————————————————————————————–REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties. ——————————————————————————————————————–VETERAN’S PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Applicants are eligible to use Veteran’s Preference when applying with Southwestern Oregon Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) – OR – Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at: information regarding Veteran’s Preference qualifications, visit the following website: NON-DISCRIMINATION: It is the policy of Southwestern Oregon Community College Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, parental status, veteran status or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact Vice President of Administrative Services in Tioga 512. Phone 541-888-7206 or TDD 541-888-7368. All other issues, concerns, and complaints should also be directed to the Vice President of Administrative Services for referral to the appropriate Manager. Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) ReportThe “Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information here: Annual Campus Crime/Annual Fire Safety (Clery Act) Report. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting Administrative Services at 541-888-7206.

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