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Student Mentor

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Work type: Part-time Temporary
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Student Employment (non Work Study)

Position, Department: Student Mentor, Student Success & Strategy

Type of Position: Part-time Temporary, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies, 12 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: $15.00 per hour

Benefits Category:  Partial benefits

Position Summary: The Student 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.

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

*This is a student position and current enrollment at JCCC is a requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

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

To be considered for this position we will require an application, and resume.

Position Details: 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.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

Disclosure:  If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. 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.

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


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