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Faculty Mentor (in the Residence Halls)
Reporting to the Associate Vice President/ Dean of Students, the Faculty Mentor will create opportunities for communication and engagement between students and faculty outside the classroom in order to promote retention through the residents' personal growth, development and satisfaction of their University experience. The Faculty Mentor will follow basic guidelines for fulfilling the position, and will also have the opportunity to be creative in this assignment. This program provides faculty with a unique opportunity to promote and implement educational, cultural and recreational programs.
Department: Student Affairs: Admin
Masters degree plus one year of experience teaching at Stevenson University or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work with students outside of the classroom, getting to know the students by combining informal learning with activities and personal support.
Must have general knowledge of the resources available on campus to help them to be successful students.
Must possess positive interpersonal skills.
Successful candidates will have a proven track record of engaging in experiential learning activities with students.
Proven leadership and the ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds.
Commitment to advising, mentoring and guiding students.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Must be a self-starter with unquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics.
Ability to maintain composure, effectiveness and focus when facing difficult challenges.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with students, parents, peers, staff, and administration.
Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Ability to travel between campuses.
Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to work for two semesters.
Ability to commit to approximately 5 hours per week (75 hours per semester), as well as the ability to attend periodic planning meetings during the summer and winter breaks.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Sitting, standing, walking, talking, hearing, keyboarding, and repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting for long periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time.
Create opportunities to establish a community in the residence halls and to engage the residents in various campus activities.
Establish a relationship with the residents in order to be a resource for referral to various campus services/events.
Initiate and implement at least one event per month collaborating with the Resident Director and Resident Assistants; activities could include informal dinners in the hall, field trips off campus, birthday celebrations, tours of Baltimore focused on its history, book discussions, attending plays/athletic events with residents.
Commit to approximately 5 hours per week or 75 hours per semester participating in this program.
Encourage other faculty members to participate in the Residence Hall programs
Reports To: Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
Work Location: Owings Mills
Position Category: Staff
Hrs/Week: 5 (approximately)
Open Until Filled: No
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stevenson.peopleadmin.com
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