Resident Assistant Mentors for Upward Bound

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This is a temporary summer position for May 26 to July 2, 2020. Upward Bound is a federally funded educational opportunity program that prepares eligible high school students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The six-week summer program includes academic, cultural and recreational activities. This position may fulfill PAID INTERNSHIP requirements for the following majors: Education, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Hospitality/Event Planning, Recreation, Parks Tourism, Administration (RPTA) or related majors. Please refer this position to your University’s internship coordinator.

Resident Assistant Mentors are responsible for ensuring the well-being and safety of approximately 25 high school students in grades 9-12 including the health, morale, discipline, interpersonal relationships within the group and the way this is applicable to their studies. Resident Assistant Mentors will live in the resident hall to provide supervision for students and be responsible for completing student documentation of all activities and contacts. Resident Assistant Mentors will assist with evening activities, meals, field trips, study assistance, leadership development, and residence life programming. Applicants must be willing to interact with, make a positive impact, and demonstrate leadership to high school students. Several positions are available.

Resident Assistant Mentors will be required to attend all 6 weeks of the program.

  • Week 1: Staff participate in professional training at JWCC from 8:00am-5:00pm, which includes topics such as Mental Health First Aid or CPR training, mentoring, effective communication, conflict management, leadership programming facilitation, group dynamics & wilderness safety.
  • Week 2: Staff will travel with students to Western Illinois University’s Horn Field Campus for a wilderness teambuilding trip for five days (working both days and evenings.)
  • Weeks 3-6: Staff work the evening shift at Quincy University Residence Halls from 4:00 pm to 9:00 am from Monday Evening to Friday morning (with the exception of working the third Sunday evening for student move-in night at Quincy University.)

Applicants must be a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate with a strong academic record and a valid driver’s license. Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Is an example of the target population
  • Has experience working with low-income, first-generation students
  • Has experience as a residential assistant or camp counselor.

Salary will be a stipend of $2000 for six weeks, paid bi-weekly for 3 pay periods; FREE Housing, Meals, and Admission Tickets for outings while working during the program.

  • Get PAID BI-WEEKLY for 6 weeks
  • FULFILL AN INTERNSHIP for the following majors: Education, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Communication, Hospitality/Event Planning, CSP, Recreation, Parks Tourism, Administration (RPTA)
  • You’re always FREE ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS (except move-in night).
  • During the dorm portion, you HAVE DAYTIMES TO YOURSELF (8:00a-4:00p)
  • FREE HOUSING for 5 weeks
  • FREE MEALS while working during the program
  • FREE ADMISSION to outings with students
  • Build your PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
  • 1 full week of PROFESSIONAL TRAINING that includes topics such as Mental Health First Aid or CPR training, mentoring, conflict management, leadership group facilitation, group dynamics & wilderness safety.

How to Apply

Please include the position of Resident Assistant Mentor in your letter as well as the best time you are available for interviews, which will be scheduled as resumes are submitted. To apply, please send letter and resume by noon on Friday, April 3, 2020 to either of the following: Mail to: John Wood Community College; Upward Bound Office; 1301 South 48th Street; Quincy, IL 62305 Or Email to: jpeters@jwcc.edu Applications from qualified persons who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. John Wood Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability or other factors prohibited by law.