Want to be a Mentor?
As a Success Mentor, your main responsibility will be to help first-year students successfully acclimate to academic and social life at UC Merced. Successful mentors empower students to achieve their best through personal attention, encouragement, and providing first-year students with the essential tools and support needed to succeed at UC Merced.
Steps to Apply In order to be considered for the Success Mentor position, each of the following is due by, 11:59pm, Sunday March 10th:
1) Complete an online application at jobs.ucmerced.edu
2) Submit a resume with your application at jobs.ucmerced.edu
3) Complete an online Supplemental Application (Click HERE)
February 8 - March 10, 2013
-Completed applications with resume and supplemental application are due by 11:59pm, March 10thn.
Through personal connections, Success Mentors will work with first-year students to build community, connect with and learn how to utilize campus and community resources, and develop both academic and personal strategies for success as a Bobcat. Additionally, Success Mentors will participate in and receive ongoing training and development opportunities. Mentors will be assigned to work with between 4-7 mentees and be expected to collaborate with fellow mentors in working groups to ensure programmatic success.
• Meet individually with assigned mentees an average of 30 minutes a week
• Empower students to make a successful academic and social transition to UC Merced
• Connect mentees with campus resources as necessary
• Serve as a liaison between the Bright Success Center and mentees
• Work collaboratively to offer various resources and services for first-year students
• Exemplify the values of the University of California, including UC Merced’s Principles of community
• Participate in Success Mentor Training, August 12-16
• Attend weekly meetings and trainings throughout each semester (Friday’s 2-4pm)
• Represent the Success Mentor Program and support the Bright Success Center as necessary
• Other duties as assigned
• In good academic (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75) & judicial standing
• Junior or Senior class standing as of fall 2013
• Knowledgeable about resources and how to access them on campus
• Able to work with and support a diverse body of students
• Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills
• Effective organizational, and time management skills
• Able to work independently and exercise sound judgment
• Familiarity and sensitivity to transition issues faced by first-year students
• Able to listen and respond to others
• Must be available for all trainings for fall training (August 12-16)
• Must be available to attend weekly meetings and trainings (Friday's 2-4pm)
• Experience with the Peer Mentor Program as a mentee or mentor preferred but not required
If you have any questions, contact Jason Juarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.