Temporary Youth Peer Mentor w/Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) at UAA

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Classification:Temporary Clerical Seasonal
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Provost Operations
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program at UAA is recruiting for Youth Peer Mentors for the Summer Bridge, Acceleration Academy, STEM Career Exploration, and Middle School Academy components. These components provide students with a living and learning environment that provides an academic college experience. The programs, services and activities we offer are designed to enhance students' educational experiences and provide the framework for active participation as a team member. Summer Bridge is aimed at recent high school graduates who will be attending the University of Alaska (UA) in the fall. During Summer Bridge students take college level math and science courses preparing them for University level math and science at UA, and also work a professional internship with one of ANSEP's partner organizations. Acceleration Academy is targeted at high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The Acceleration Academy provides an opportunity for students to accelerate their academic progress so they are more than ready for college. These students will live on campus for 5 weeks while enrolling in college level math, science or engineering courses. Acceleration Academy students will also engage in hands on science and engineering activities and projects. STEM Career Exploration is an opportunity specifically for past Middle School Academy participants. During the STEM sessions students will engage in hands-on STEM projects during a 5-day period. These students will live on campus for the duration of the STEM session. Middle School Academy recruits students who will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the fall after the academy. Middle School Academy is a two week, academic, residential academy that emphasizes increasing the students' mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path.

Duties:

25Adhere to, enforce and ensure compliance with various and applicable rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures. Report student conduct and behavior issues to senior ANSEP staff. Ensure risk management goals and processes are met.Essential
25Oversee, direct and lead educational student activities. ANSEP students are engaged is these activities during the day primarily, and include credit and noncredit activities. YPMs will ensure students attend the activities, and are engaged with the instructors, teachers or faculty who are leading the various activities.Essential
25Oversee, direct and lead extracurricular events. ANSEP students are engaged in these activities during the afternoons and evenings primarily. These activities include team building, exercise, and other fun activities like rock climbing, go-karts and paintball. YPMs are responsible for ensuring that students attend the various activities and that they are engaged and follow instructions.Essential
25Oversee, direct and lead student residence life experience. ANSEP students reside at UAA dorms while enrolled in various ANSEP components. YPMs will ensure that housing and dorm related rules and policies are followed, including that curfew and dining and catering standards are met.Essential

Youth Peer Mentors report to supervisors, leads, or directors of specific ANSEP Components. Applicants will be chosen to work with one of two levels of pre-college students: Middle School (Middle School Academy and STEM Career Exploration), or High School (Acceleration Academy and Summer Bridge).

These components provide students with a living and learning environment that provides an academic college experience. The programs, services and activities we offer are designed to enhance students' educational experiences and provide the framework for active participation as a team member.

Summer Bridge is aimed at recent high school graduates who will be attending the University of Alaska (UA) in the fall. During Summer Bridge students take college level math and science courses preparing them for University level math and science at UA, and also work a professional internship with one of ANSEP's partner organizations.

Acceleration Academy is targeted at high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The Acceleration Academy provides an opportunity for students to accelerate their academic progress so they are more than ready for college. These students will live on campus for 5 weeks while enrolling in college level math, science or engineering courses. Acceleration Academy students will also engage in hands on science and engineering activities and projects.

STEM Career Exploration is an opportunity specifically for past Middle School Academy participants. During the STEM sessions students will engage in hands-on STEM projects during a 5-day period. These students will live on campus for the duration of the STEM session.

Middle School Academy targets students who will be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the fall after the academy. Middle School Academy is a two week, academic, residential academy that emphasizes increasing the students' mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path.

Hours will vary depending on the needs of the department. Hours can range between zero to forty hours a week. Scheduling may include evenings, weekends, and some overtime depending on the needs of the department. 

Requirements:

Evidence of exceptional leadership, work ethic, integrity, and high moral standards through references. Knowledge of or experience with rural Alaska Natives and their lifestyles and cultures. Knowledge of or experience working with youth. Ability to serve selected on-call hours is a plus.
Knowledge of chemistry, physics and college level math is preferred.

One year + prior experience supervising and tutoring students in residence programs is preferred.

Minimum of 20 University credits successfully completed.

Minimum hourly wage: $15.25

Physical Demands (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Speaking
  • Standing
  • Walking/Running
  • Carrying
  • Driving
  • Keyboarding
  • Sitting
  • Squatting
  • Twisting/Bending
  • Writing
  • Normal Office Environment
  • Lift up to 50 lbs

 

 

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