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Graduate Research Mentor
Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: STARS
Pay Rate: 23.00
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Date: ASAP TO 6-30-2019
Hours: 4-6
Schedule: variable
Job Description
Skills Required: 1. Demonstrate a commitment and ability to retain, motivate, and engage historically marginalized students with intention and cultural humility.
2. Previous experience mentoring or supervising undergraduate students through research projects (e.g., supervising Research Assistants).
3. Experience teaching and/or mentoring community college student, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and/or economically disadvantaged students.
4. Record of high academic achievements and strong program of research in Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, or Arts. Good academic standing.
5. General understanding of mentoring in research, mentorship dynamics and ability to relate materials in a mindful and effective manner.
6. Demonstrate commitment and patience to learn new methods of engaging with historically marginalized students.
Skills Preferred:
Percentage of Time Duty
75% Under the direction of the Cultivamos Excelencia Graduate Mentor Coordinator, the Graduate Research Mentor:

- During Fall quarter, mentors will attend the Mentor Welcome Orientation at UCSC in late September.
- Mentors will present their research interests to San Jose City College (SJCC) students at SJCC in early October. These presentations will serve SJCC students in learning about research and will be the basis for the mentor-mentee matches.

-During Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, mentors will meet individually with their assigned SJCC students to explore, develop, and implement their research projects. The mentoring topics will vary depending on individual student needs. These include but are not limited to: exploring research interests; developing research questions, conducting literature reviews, understanding principles of research; elements of a research paper in their respective field; developing methodology; feedback support with research paper drafts, and research presentations.

- Mentors will communicate with their mentees on a regular basis to encourage their retention in the program, encourage self-efficacy, and make progress on their research projects.

-Mentors will meet with their mentee face-to-face (e.g., in person, via Skype/Google hangout) at least once a month.
25% Mentors will complete Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Development throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Development sessions will be divided as such: one 4-hour Welcome Orientation in the Fall, three 2-hour workshops during Winter and during Spring quarter.
Courses Required:
Checklist:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
HTML Van
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: The 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 Graduate Mentor Coordinator will assist with this process.

**If accepted, Graduate Student Mentors caseload may vary between 2-4 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: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001- 12000&file=11164-11174.3 More Information

Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: Gonzalez, Elizabeth
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-5681
Supervisor Email: egonzal5@ucsc.edu
Account Numbers: 7-680510-3184- 63526 -2
Home Department: 000310
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 6-20-2018


  


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