Program Coordinator for Peer Mentoring

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full-Time
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Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Center for Student Success-302400

Career Area Student Services Posting Open Date 05/12/2023 Application Deadline 05/26/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Program Coordinator for Peer Mentoring Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Position Number 01004801 Vacancy ID NF0006972 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications Proposed Start Date 07/03/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Center for Student Success (CFSS) has a simple mission to partner with students in achieving their academic and personal goals. We do this through a diverse portfolio of programs and services. The Center's constituent programs (UNC Writing and Learning Centers, Peer Mentoring, Carolina Firsts, Summer Bridge and Transfer Student Services) provide support for students in developing the skills and strategies needed to achieve success. Our commitment to student learning supports the university's mission to teach a diverse community of students to become the next generation of leaders.

Additionally, we recognize that all students' academic lives are shaped by their varied experiences and the systems they are navigating. We believe students are the experts on their own lives and are responsible for choosing their own path. We strive to create collaborative relationships, providing personal support to students and engaging with faculty and staff across the university to ensure student success. Our work is guided by our values and our commitment to innovative and evidence-based practices.

If this mission and vision aligns with your personal and professional beliefs, we encourage you to consider applying to be a member of our team.

Position Summary

This position is located in the Center for Student Success within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Program Coordinator for Peer Mentoring, working collaboratively with the Associate Dean of the Center for Student Success, is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing peer mentoring programs (currently Carolina Covenant, Minority Advisory and Carolina Firsts Programs) targeting students in their first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The aim of the Peer Mentoring effort is to achieve the following: community building; providing awareness of and exposure to campus resources; bridging the gaps between home and the college experience; creating an environment where students feel supported; fostering holistic student development. The Program Coordinator facilitates programming to support the first-year experience and provides opportunities for enrichment and engagement to support the professional development of the volunteer peer mentors.

This position will require evening hours and may require some non-standard hours.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities associated with the delivery and/or management of student support functions, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and at least 1 year of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications, competencies, and experiences: - At least 1-5 years of direct student support and programming experience, preferably within peer mentoring efforts - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a departmental team and campus partners across a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students. - Possess a skill set that reflects in-depth understanding of diversity to include special student populations such as minoritized students, first- generation college students, rural students, etc. - Program development and management skills that utilize best practices and robust evaluation - Strong organizational skills to prioritize work and needs of students in assigned caseload - A solid understanding of the dynamic environment of the university setting with the ability to adapt to changing and uncertain conditions, while maintaining flexibility, composure, professionalism, and a positive attitude especially during these post-pandemic times. - Basic knowledge and understanding of various technology and software platforms such as Microsoft Office to complete tasks, along with university learning management systems to help students navigate the university. Experience with student success software a plus. A willingness to learn and expand current knowledge of platforms is required. - Strong oral and written communication skills -Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in managing students' needs and expectations.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Counseling, Education, or a related field, along with 1-5 years of experience in functional areas related directly to or closely connected to the program coordinator position.

A minimum of three years of experience developing and or administering peer mentoring programs for underrepresented students in a research-based higher education setting is preferred. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with staff and colleagues, a student- centered approach to working in a university environment, and experience with data collection and analysis.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Marcus Collins, Associate Dean and Director

Department Contact Telephone or Email colli[email protected] Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected] Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education.
  • Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent)
  • Relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and at least 1 year of relevant experience
  • None of the Above
  • Do you have at least one year of professional direct student support and programming experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • What does it mean to you to be student-centered?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • When considering cohort programming or programs for specific student groups, what do you consider core components and why?
  • (Open Ended Question)

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