AAMI Peer Mentor - Student Assistant (Fall 2020)

Job description


The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) Learning Community of Gordon State College helps to empower men of color in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential by staying in school and completing their desired credential. The mentoring program uses students to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a mentee for a period of two semesters. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the success of minority males, the mentor can help mentees develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals.

Mentor Role
• Take the lead in supporting a student through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
• Serve as a positive role model and friend
• Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
• Support and endorse academic achievement
• Create a spirit of mutual learning, trust, and respect
• Promote the self-esteem and self-motivation and confidence of your mentee
• Work with mentee to develop and establish realistic goals for working together
• Foster strategies to address obstacles that minority males have faced and are facing
• Provide and promote support networks for the mentee both in the college and in the community
• Share information on your own successes and failures, if appropriate
• Maintain personal and professional boundaries, but don‘t be distant or unapproachable

Time Commitment
•Make a school year commitment
• Spend a minimum of 2-3 hours with mentees per week
• Communicate with the mentee weekly; make additional contact if needed
• Promptly return phone calls and emails and keep scheduled appointments with mentees
• Attend an initial two-hour training session and additional two-hour training sessions twice during each year of participation in the program
• Attend optional mentor/mentee group events, mentor support groups, and program recognition events

• Personal fulfillment through contribution to the community and individuals
• Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress, and achieve goals
• Training sessions and group activities
• Participation in a mentor support group
• Personal ongoing support, supervision to help the match succeed
• Mentee/mentor group activities and participant recognition events

Minimum Qualifications:

Participation Requirements

• Be at least a Junior or Senior
• Be interested in working with minority males
• Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
• Be willing to complete the application and screening process
• Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
• Attend mentor training sessions as prescribed
• Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
• Contact the program director if there are any problems with the mentee for changes in the mentee‘s status (i.e. change of major, withdrawal from college, new job, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable Qualities
• Willing listener
• Encouraging and supportive
• Patient and flexible
• Tolerant and respectful of individual diversity
• Detailed Oriented





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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 10/9/2020
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