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Men of Color (MOC) Peer Mentor
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: EOP
Pay Rate: 12.00
Final Filing Date: 8/6/19 or
Until Filled
Employment Date: 2019-09-01 00:0 TO 2020-06-30 00:0
Hours: 5-12
Schedule: M-F, some nts & wknds
Job Description
Skills Required: • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, ability to work well with others, excellent keyboard skills, knowledge of personal computers and spreadsheets, database, and word software programs.

• Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and consistent in maintaining work hours.

• Public speaking skills required providing MOC presentations to students and coordinating and facilitating MOC events, workshops, and other activities as needed.

• Students must be in very good academic standing (per term & cumulative 3.0 GPA or above), and maintain that status throughout the academic year.

• Experienced working with individuals from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic and/or ethnic backgrounds; must be self motivated; possess superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional outreach and organizational skills and working knowledge of various computer programs and related software (MAC, PC, various Graphic Programs, Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Word, etc.).

• Selected students must be willing to hold the position for the full academic year and attend and participate in the following: MOC Mentor Bonding Experience (Summer), MOC Orientation (Summer), MOC Retreat (Fall), MOC Seminars/Workshops, All Student Staff Training Sessions (quarterly), various staff training meetings as assigned, and participate - and attend weekly peer mentor meetings (approx. 90 minutes a week). In addition you are required to meet with an EOP Academic Counselor twice per quarter as well as the Career Center once a quarter.

Skills Preferred: • EOP affiliation is highly preferred; students who possess strong public speaking skills, familiarity with colleges and campus resources; documented experience as peer advisors/mentors; upperclassmen students in declared majors/ junior and seniors preferred; knowledge of General Education (GE) requirements and declaration of major process; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with peers, EOP staff and University officials.

• Prefer to hire candidates that are not holding multiple work-study/job/internship positions.

• Candidates with web design, Photoshop experience or graphic design skills are encouraged to apply.
Percentage of Time Duty
60% The MOC Peer Mentor will meet WEEKLY with approximately 5 students, on an individual basis during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Specific duties include:

• Meet with each MOC student for 1 hour a week.

• Use desk time to concentrate on projects, events, and specified job duties.

• Engage in comprehensive dialogue with their mentees about their academics, social integration and diversity issues concerning the Afrikan/Black/Caribbean students on the UC Santa Cruz campus.

• Providing their mentees with knowledge on campus resources and the importance of utilizing them.

• Motivate and challenge their mentees to do their personal best and share their own personal experiences in navigating the university.

• Immerse students in an experience of academic strategy development, leadership development, professionalism and networking strategies.

• Write evaluations at the end of each quarter to track students participation and engagement in the MOC program.

• Inform the MOC Coordinator of any academic difficulties or problems encountered by the MOC mentees.

• Document all meetings with MOC students in assigned folders.

• Must be able to attend weekly MANDATORY staff meetings (Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter).

• Coordinate and plan the MOC End of Year Ceremony for the cohort (Spring)
30% MOC Peer Mentors will be expected to assist with the planning, organizing, and implementation of all MOC and major EOP events. MOC Peer Mentors will be responsible for:

• Articulate the mission and vision of the MOC Mentorship Program through mentoring and project implementation.

• Understand the structural aspects of the MOC Mentorship Program, as well as attend and contribute to events within the program including orientation, cohort retreats, trainings, and professional workplace skills.

• Help with the set up, coordination, and facilitation of larger EOP and MOC events.
10% Social Media Duties:

• Event Photography

• Maintain MOC Newsletter on a monthly basis.

• Maintain MOC Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

• Produce informational media on programs and services, i.e.: brochures, flyers, public service announcements; contact students via email and telephone to follow up on initial communication; represent EOP/MOC at campus fairs, student panels and events; assist with mass mailings.

• Complete Mental Health First Aid certification,
Complete CPR/ First Aid/First Responder Certification,
Complete FERPA, CANRA, UC Sexual Training and other university required trainings.
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: PLEASE NOTE: EOP affiliation or MOC affiliation is highly preferred. MOC Mentors are dependable and resourceful student leaders dedicated to the MOC Program mission. They promote the mission of MOC through mentorship and leadership of the MOC cohort throughout the academic year. MOC Mentors will also utilize the services of EOP as clients (counseling, workshops, events).

This position is a 1-year commitment.


• REQUIRES THAT YOU ARE AWARDED WORK STUDY FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR. Students who are NOT awarded work study, will need to contact the MOC Coordinator for further information.

• REQUIRE that you are available prior to the start of the Fall 2019 academic term to participate in our All EOP Staff MANDATORY Training (9/3-9/6).



• ALLOWED ONLY (1) OUTSIDE COMMITMENT (i.e. student organization, internship, or volunteer opportunity).

• Can take a maximum of 15 units per quarter if humanities major and 17 units if STEM.

MOC Peer Mentor meetings will begin the second week of instruction.

We are anticipating 16-20 incoming MOC participants.

Detailed information will be provided during training in September.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: 12000&file=11164-11174.3 More Information

Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: Rose, Peggy
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-4400
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-680224-3109-19912-SPMOC-2
Home Department: 000310
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 3-25-2019


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