Thrive Graduate Mentor - Temp

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Thrive Graduate Mentor - Temp


Academic Enhancement

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


•Attend Thrive Graduate Mentor training June 28-30.

•Live in-residence at Russell Hall for the duration of the program to provide one-on-one mentoring and advising for participants to encourage personal, social, and academic development.

•Serve as a graduate mentor in a UNIV 1201S course section, assisting with in-classroom activities and management, as well as service-learning site supervision. Course meets M/T/R/F 9:00-11:30am. (Its essential for Graduate Mentors to be in attendance)

•Refer students to on-campus services (such as Exploratory Center, Academic Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, etc.) as needed.

•Assist with staffing and execution of Thrive Participant Housing Move-In (July 9) and Participant Program Orientation (July 10).

•Attend some Beyond Class programming events to interact and engage with Thrive participants, as well as the program Opening and Closing Banquets.

•Respond directly to crisis situations and ensure timely and appropriate reporting of information to professional staff.

•Participate in a weekly Thrive staff meeting.

•Assist in any administrative duties assigned by the program director.

•Occasional responsibilities may include moving program supplies, event setup/breakdown, and driving a University van.

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Temporary Hourly Professional





Position Summary:

The primary focus of this graduate mentor position will be providing in-residence mentoring to participants living in Russell Hall and supporting a faculty member in the service-learning course offered in the program. Some evening and weekend work will be necessary during the program.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Completed bachelors degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to mentor students
Knowledge of program development and/or event management
Excellent communication skills

Physical Demands:

Sitting at computer for long period of time. Driving.

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Posted: 4/15/2021
Application Due: 6/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time