The Mentor-Scholar Coordinator will collaborate with school district faculty and staff to coordinate support programming within the Red Creek, Fulton, and Citi (CARE and Central Square) for “at-risk” district students to foster improved school connectedness and higher graduation rates.
The Coordinator will support SUNY Oswego students in their role as mentors while providing opportunities for growth in leadership, community engagement, professionalism and will support the Center for Experiential Learning in service learning and experiential learning initiatives.
Additionally, the Mentor-Scholar Coordinator also:
Coordinates, develops, monitors, and acts as site liaison for Mentor-Scholar partnerships with Red Creek Central School District, Fulton City School District, Citi (central square) and CiTi CARE Programs
Builds supportive relationships with mentees and mentors to encourage participation and commitment to the program
Initiates and oversees applications for mentor program
Works with principals to interview and select mentees
Assesses program impact and goals
Troubleshoots site issues pertaining to attendance, match quality, session facilitation
Meets regularly with the student support team at each of the program sites to discuss individual students and most appropriate interventions.
Recruits program participants as necessary depending on site - district and undergraduates
Serves as point person for family communication regarding program applications, policies, and procedures as needed.
Manages program tracking initiatives, assessment, and quality assurance
Coordinates with other team members on event planning and facilitation
Develops curriculum and teaches GST 311 for Mentors in assigned sites
Co-teaches GST 312
Supports Mentor-Scholar sessions and initiatives across all sites
Participates on campus committees
Grant identification and writing as needed
Monitors budget alongside CEL Supervisor
In addition, will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references including at least one reference from a current or former employer (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please call or email:
Catherine Farrell, Search Committee Chair
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Program:
The Mentor-Scholar program was developed in 2011 as a response to retention initiatives in the community and continues to be a partnership between SUNY Oswego, area school districts, and AmeriCorps VISTA. Via one-on-one relationships, mentors provide both academic tutoring as well as the motivation necessary for each mentee to achieve their personal potential. As well, another purpose is to provide an opportunity for SUNY Oswego undergraduates to help improve their community and gain knowledge useful in their future careers and lives.The Mentor-Scholar Program is located within the Center for Experiential Learning. The Center for Experiential Learning focuses on promoting all aspects of experiential learning. The Center offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities to SUNY Oswego undergraduate and graduate students.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
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Master’s Degree in education or related field by time of appointment
Experience in teaching, mentoring or service learning
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Planning, organizing, and multi-tasking skills as required during project implementation
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively interact with a diverse population of students
Two years’ experience facilitating partnerships within the community
Two years’ experience in project management or program coordination
Proven effectiveness assessing student data and evaluating mentor performance
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors.
Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good.
Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.
The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Inspired by... a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world.
The college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.
The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy.
The college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year.
Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes.
Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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