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Advanced Graduate Research Mentor
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: STARS
Pay Rate: 23.00
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Date: 2017-09-26 00:0 TO 2018-06-22 00:0
Hours: 4-6
Schedule: variable
Job Description
Skills Required: 1. Previous experience as graduate research mentor for San Jose City College undergraduate students in the Cultivamos Excelencia HSI scholars program.
2. Experience teaching and/or mentoring community college student from diverse backgrounds, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and/or economically disadvantaged students.
3. Record of high academic achievements and strong program of research in Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, or Arts. Good academic standing.
4. General understanding of mentoring in research, mentorship dynamics and ability to relate materials in a mindful and effective manner.
5. Demonstrate commitment to working with a diverse student population.
Skills Preferred:
Percentage of Time Duty
75% Under the direction of the Cultivamos Excelencia Lead Graduate Mentor and the Project Director, the Advanced Graduate Research Mentor:

- During Fall quarter, mentors will present their research projects and interests to San Jose City College (SJCC) students. Presentations take place at SJCC on Tuesday's and or Thursday's between 11:00-2:00pm.

-During Winter and Spring quarters, mentors will meet individually with 2 SJCC students to discuss research projects. Mentors will work once per week over email, web-bases or phone with SJCC students. At least once a month mentors will meet with their mentee face-to-face (e.g., in person, via Skype/Google hangout).

- Mentors are responsible for documenting their students’ individual progress and steps taken at subsequent meetings.

The mentoring topics will vary depending on individual student needs. These include but are not limited to: developing research interests; understanding principles of research; information literacy support; elements of a research paper in their respective field; developing methodology; and feedback support with reproach paper drafts.
25% Mentors will complete a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Training throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Training sessions will be divided as such: one 4-hour Welcome/training in the Fall, three 2-hour training/check-ins during Winter and during Spring quarter.
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: The Advanced Graduate Research Mentor is an integral staff member of team of SJCC and UCSC staff whose goals are guided by the new Title V: HSI Cultivamos Excelencia Project funded by the US Department of Education. The primary goals of the Cultivamos Excelencia Project is to motivate and retain Hispanic and other historically underrepresented students to complete a degree at a research university. SJCC and UCSC will use a combination of tutoring, mentoring, research skill instruction, transfer advising and perhaps most important, participation in undergraduate research experiences to encourage self-efficacy, skill development, and motivation to complete their bachelor degrees on-time with highly honed set of analytical and writing skills.

The program seeks to serve up to 30 students with academic majors in the Arts, Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences as undergraduate research scholars. Students selected to participate in the program will be paired with a graduate student mentor in their respective area of study to develop a year-long plan regarding involvement in research.

If interested, please submit: 1) Cover letter addressing the required skills, experience, and a brief description of the research topics and methodologies you would be able to mentor students in. 2) CV. Prior to applying, graduate students should consult with their advisor about the following:

**Graduate Mentors who will be working over 50% (e.g., hold a TA position) will need exception approval from their academic advisor and the Graduate Division** The Cultivamos Excelencia Project Direct and Lead Graduate Mentor will assist with this process.

**If accepted, Graduate Student Mentors caseload may vary between 2-3 students, depending on program enrollment and students' areas of interest.**

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: Gonzalez, Elizabeth
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-5681
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-680510-3184- 63526 -2
Home Department: 000310
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 6-20-2017


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