Main Campus - Edmond, OK
$10.00 - $10.00 Hourly
This is a regular student technical position operating as GEN STEM Student Ambassador within the department of Student Support Services. GEN STEM Student Ambassadors serve as peer mentors to program participants.
Hours per Week
Up to 25 hours per week during office hours (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm).
Student Support Services is a federal TRIO program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Student Support Services program GEN STEM is a research focused project that serves students in STEM, Health Science and Forensic Science majors.
Department Specific Job Functions
The role of GEN STEM Student Ambassador is to provide near-peer mentorship opportunities to program participants through information academics, program activities, campus events, student organizations, transition to college, and more. GEN STEM Student Ambassadors will serve as peer mentors and should have similar backgrounds to the students and will be trained to conduct student needs assessments through goal development and make referrals to campus and community resources. Contact Robbie Day at [email protected] for more information about the GEN STEM Student Ambassador position.
Fall/Spring Semesters : All student employees must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half-time enrollment for fall/spring semesters is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. International students must be enrolled full-time to be eligible to work as a student employee. Full-time enrollment is 9 credit hours for graduates and 12 credit hours for undergraduates.
Summer Semester : Student employees working regular student positions must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to be eligible to work during the summer. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in fall classes in order to work during the summer, but they (and the department) will be required to pay FICA taxes. Student employees working FWSP positions must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours (if undergraduate) or 5 credit hours (if graduate) in order to work during the summer in a Federal Work Study Program position.
Enrollment Exception : If the number of credit hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum number of hours required for student employment, the student must obtain a letter from their Academic Advisor (stating the number of hours needed to graduate and anticipated graduation date) and submit it to Human Resources. This pertains to both regular and Federal Work Study Program positions. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Preference will be given to applicants who are already participants from within a TRIO-Student Support Services program.
Reasonable accommodation, in accordance with ADA requirements, may be made upon request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.