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CONNECT Mentor

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Work type: Part-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Services

Position Title

CONNECT Mentor

 

Department

Student Success & Strategy

 

Position Type

Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

 

Number of openings

6

 

Work Schedule, Hours per week

Varies, 12 hours per week

 

Position Grade

LVL1

 

Pay Range

$11.63-$14.53 (actual pay depends on qualifications)

 

Location

Overland Park Main Campus

 

Job Summary

Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

The CONNECT for Success Mentor serves as a peer support for students enrolled in the CONNECT supported education program. The mentor position is key to the success of CONNECT students learning to navigate the campus, learning social skills and becoming connected with the resources of JCCC. Similar positions would include student ambassadors.

 

Job Duties

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist assigned mentees with creating a weekly campus involvement/academic plan– Meet with mentees on a weekly basis to explore activities and interests of the CONNECT student. Assist mentees in making connections to campus clubs and organizations. This may include attending classes, events and clubs with the mentee as requested and/or available. 
  • Model appropriate social interactions for students - Act as a role model for students in classroom and social situations and assist students in becoming comfortable with program routine and campus life. Student concerns and/or issues are addressed with guidance from the CONNECT Coordinator. 
  • Assist the CONNECT Coordinator in documenting campus involvement hours– CONNECT for Success mentors will meet with the CONNECT Coordinator on a weekly basis to report each mentees weekly schedule and provide documentation of campus involvement hours completed.


Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

 

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent
Current JCCC student
Basic computer knowledge and ability to operate standard office equipment
Ability to work with students with varying degrees of disabilities
Knowledge of the JCCC buildings and campus

 

Preferred Qualifications

Six months experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities or enrolled in a social service-related field program

 

Required application documents

Resume

 

Disclosures

Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email hr@jccc.edu.

For a summary of all disclosures (Background Check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Careers Page.

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