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Academic/Student Support 2

(Project Advisor/Mentor)

TRIO Upward Bound - STEM Access

Open for Recruitment:  May 6, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Announcement #:  27102013791
Pay Rate:  $8.00 - $12.00+DOE/Hour
Full or Part Time:  Part Time
Location: Moscow

This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Letter of Qualification
    Job References

Join our team and support students to access college and STEM careers. This year's STEM summer program is focusing on the E in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and students develop a model for future transportation of the Lewis-Clark Area. The Project Advisor/Mentor position will assist our project with supervision and mentoring of students during part of the summer program June 24 to July 31 as well as general support and services throughout the year.




The project assistant/mentor supports the implementation of the projectís college-preparation program TRIO Upward Bound Math Science, serving high school students (from low-income, culturally diverse backgrounds) to access college and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers. The position assists by administering, and maintaining project services and administrative duties: duties include office support for TRIO Projects, assisting with administrative duties, such as files, automated systems, computer records and/or word processing software, assisting with development of public relations materials, communication with project participants, services and information delivery to participants, assisting with supervision in and out of lodging facilities during program activities, including evenings and weekends (room and board provided during residential programming), other duties as assigned.




The University of Idaho does not discriminate against an individual with a disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring or discharge of employees, employee compensation, advancement, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.  Based on this commitment, various job duties on the job description have been analyzed to be essential to this position.  Employers can continue to require all applicants and employees, including those with disabilities, to be able to perform the essential, non-marginal functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided to employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential elements of this position.  Marginal job functions are ones that an employer may transfer to other individuals or not require to be performed by an individual with a disability.  It is the responsibility of any applicant or employee with a disability to inform the Human Resource employment program coordinator that an accommodation is needed either to complete application procedures or to perform the duties of the position.


Responsibility, % of Time, Essential/Marginal

Assists coordinator with administration & service implementation by:  60% of Time, Essential

         Meeting planned timelines for accomplishing critical documentation elements of the project

         Assisting in developing and editing of communication pieces, visual and written language, communication and organization of print and publishing processes

         Implementing curriculum, services and activities with participants

         Using project resources and personnel to achieve program objectives

         participates in planning and organization of various activities as assigned by the director

         following procedures for completion of: incident reports, health and medical reports, medication administration, inventory & supplies, key & key card log, vehicle use, stipends, etc

         monitoring and recording student meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as per federal Summer Food Service Program

         Assist with office support functions by filing, answering business telephone, checking, proofing, sorting, or coding information or documents; making photocopies, running errands; greeting customers and providing routine information; using word processing software; maintaining files, record systems and databases; generating reports from computerized databases; data entry.

         collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data;

         adhering to FERPA


Providing mentoring and supervision during activities by:  30% of Time, Essential

         collaborating and cooperating with fellow staff members

         performing related duties as needed


Maintains a safe and healthy lodging and living environment during residential programming by:  5% of Time, Essential

         assisting with supervision of project participants

         ensuring student compliance of project policies

         adhering to project and UI policies regarding residence hall safety

         reporting student problems/discipline issues promptly to the coordinator

         monitoring visitor access to the residence hall

         monitoring lodging conditions and reporting problems to director/facilities personnel

         supervising satisfactory cleaning of dorm rooms by students on a weekly basis and at checkout

         keeping your own room clean

         chaperoning students during all evening activities

         modeling behaviors that establish and maintain a positive, professional, and respectful mentor-student relationship

         discussing post-secondary options with the students

         transporting students in university vehicles pending successful drivers training and drivers background check


Contribute to Team Effort by:  5% of Time, Essential

         Carrying out special projects, representing TRIO on institutional committees, or performing other duties as assigned by the Departmental Grant Administrator;

         Maintaining open and ongoing communications with colleagues and supervisors;

         Attending staff meetings;

         Participating in professional development activities;

         Participating in Department and University sponsored initiatives.

         being punctual and professional as a representative of the Unit. 



At least 18 years of age.


Currently pursuing (or having recently completed) a post-secondary degree with an academically responsible record with at least one year of successful enrollment.


Demonstrated record of experience with educational programs with youth or related groups.


Demonstrated record of positive role modeling for youth or related groups.


Demonstrated record of reliably providing informal and formal feedback and reports to the supervising entity.


Possess good verbal and written English communication skills.


 Possess good skills with computer software.


Valid driver's license with an insurable record.


Willingness and ability to work irregular hours over a 7 day workweek.


Willingness and ability to drive a university vehicle in compliance with UI policies and procedures.



Currently pursuing (or having recently completed) a post-secondary degree in science, math or engineering or related field with an academically responsible record.


 Experience with leadership and other group and individual education settings as supervisor, mentor and/or organizer.


Knowledge of or experience with populations from low-income or culturally diverse backgrounds and/or specifically the UI TRIO Upward Bound STEM Access population.


 Experience working detail-oriented and establishing effective quality-control habits.


Knowledge of or experience with populations from low-income or culturally diverse backgrounds and/or specifically the UI TRIO Upward Bound Math Science population.


**Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background and/or driving investigation.



To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.