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Mentorship Program Coordinator

Morton College
Cicero, IL
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Job Title:

Mentorship Program Coordinator

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Dean of Student Services

Required Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree with coursework or related experience in education, human services, academic advising, and/or social work. Experience coordinating, training, and/or supporting mentors/volunteers. Training or coursework in business administration, leadership, or management. Familiarity with the needs of community college, non-traditional students. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing and implementing mentorship programs; experience tutoring or mentoring college students; familiarity with dual credit/enrollment programs and postsecondary retention initiatives. Master’s Degree in related discipline (Human Services, Education, Social Work).

Job Summary:

The Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing the peer-to-peer mentorship program. The coordinator will work closely with the college recruitment team, the retention and transition specialist, college faculty, and staff at the local high schools to promote student success and a seamless transition from secondary to post-secondary. This position will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the mentorship program.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Recruit and manage mentors for the peer-to-peer program.
  • Work with faculty and staff to recruit and enroll students who are in the targeted populations (Pell, Latino Males) in the peer-to-peer program.
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and participate in peer-to-peer program orientations, trainings, and events.
  • Monitor the progress of both students and mentors.
  • Ensure student and mentor understanding and compliance of the Academic Success Policy and Student Learning Plans.
  • Meet weekly with other Peer-to-Peer team members.
  • Meet with all Peer-to-Peer cohort students prior to pairing with a mentor to assess individual student needs. For student uncomfortable with attending in person, virtual meetings will be arranged.
  • Meet with faculty virtually, scheduled, and as needed.
  • Together with the retention and transition specialist host information sessions on dual enrollment and high school programs such as CTE pipeline opportunities.
  • Check in frequently with students who are in targeted populations (Pell students, Latino Males, etc.).
  • Coach mentors encountering difficulty in their work with students.
  • Attend required meetings and training sessions.
  • Present workshops on various topics as requested.
  • Conduct college tours and coordinate guest speakers from various college programs.
  • Complete professional development activities as required by ICCB and Morton College.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Position is grant funded.


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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