The Assistant Director, Peer Mentoring is responsible for oversight of mentoring programs and will serve as point of contact for faculty, staff, alumni, mentees, and high school personnel. Supervise the recruiting, hiring and training of mentors. Will actively participate in campus outreach, orientations, and recruitment events. It is expected that the Assistant Director will develop strong partnerships with faculty, students, alumni, and staff across the university to strengthen the mentoring program. This position is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon future funding.
Create a minority male mentoring program that will assist with retention of African American males, and then create other targeted mentoring program for other ethnicities.
Oversee the daily operations of the peer mentoring program and combine mentoring programs across the UHCL community including reporting on mentoring programs.
Recruit, hire, train, retain, and supervise mentor staff. Create mentor training programs.
Work closely with departments with mentoring programs to combine efforts to serve all students.
Provide outreach to neighboring high schools to create a mentoring relationship between high schools and UHCL.
Participate in Student Success Center outreach to students, staff, and alumni to promote the mentoring program to incoming and current students and perform related duties as assigned.
Full-time, grant funded position with benefits. Background check required. To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume and a cover letter. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified. Continuation of this grant funded position is contingent upon future funding.
Minimum five years of experience working in student support service programs in higher education.
Experience working with traditional aged college students as well as supervisory experience.
Knowledge of College Student Development Theory and program and learning outcomes assessments.
Knowledge of peer mentoring and peer mentoring models.
Knowledge and skills in working with students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Must be a good communicator and organizer with strong project management skills.
Must have strong organization skills and the ability to respond to multiple parties in a timely manner.
Ability to learn and utilize PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, and EAB/Navigate.
Must have strong and effective communication skills with a passion for helping students.
Experience designing, developing and implementing events, programs and activities to support college student success.
UHCL is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as a member of the Minority Serving Institutions Program and is an HSI: Hispanic Serving Institution and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer supporting workplace diversity.