University of Central Oklahoma

  • Talent Search Near Peer Mentor

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/15/2018 2:57 PM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    TRIO-Talent Search Program
    Vice President for Student Services
    Job Type
    $8.75 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    Varies (6-20)
    Weeks Per Year
    40 weeks
    Weeks Per Year
    Varies (Monday-Friday and some weekends)
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please submit a class schedule

    College/Department Overview

    The University of Central Oklahoma's Talent Search Central Connect Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides cost free educational services for low income and/or potential first generation (neither parent has a four year degree) students from James L. Capps Middle School, Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Putnam City West High School, and John Marshall Mid High School. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

    Position Overview

    Student will assist staff in supporting the participants in the Talent Search program. Duties may include, travel to Talent Search target schools, transporting participants, participant recruitment, and mentoring. May be requested to assist in planning and organizing activities and curriculum.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Supervise and advise middle and high school students from low-income and first generation families. Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing of academic events and activities. Transporting participants to/from events and assigned pick-up/drop-off locations. Traveling to target schools to assist Academic Coordinators in the recruitment, advisement, and mentoring or participants. Maintain discipline and balance relations during group activities. Participate in in-service training sessions as scheduled. Serve as a positive role model for participants. Perform other duties as it relates to Talent Search goals and objectives.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Valid drivers license and meets University qualifications to drive passenger vehicles. Completed at least 30 college credit hours. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Possess strong leadership skills. Background similar to program participants. Experience supervising adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Previous TRIO experience. Bilingual in Spanish.


    Excellent communication skills both written and oral. detail oriented. Required character traits: dependability, thoroughness, and initiative. Have sensitivity of intercultural communication, and have good interpersonal skills.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

    Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.


    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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