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Student Assistant - Peer Mentor, Elite Scholars Program

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Georgia Gwinnett College
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Job Title: Student Assistant - Peer Mentor, Elite Scholars Program
Location: Georgia Gwinnett College
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 233930
About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our diverse student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a diverse and stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

Job Summary

GGC students who have completed 30 or more credit hours are invited to apply to become Elite Scholars peer mentors. Elite Scholars peer mentors support the success of African American male students who are currently participating in the University System of Georgia (USG) sponsored Elite Scholars Program.

Responsibilities
  • Establish mentoring relationship with assigned Elite Scholars to promote retention to graduation
  • Create, plan and document biweekly touch points with assigned mentees
  • Submit reports which document ES mentee engagement
  • Lead sessions with mentee in a group environment
  • Utilize a wide range of media, including photography and computer aided design
  • Collaborates with Elite Scholars staff on projects as needed
  • Assist with special projects, do research, compile assessments, and
  • program management
  • Attend workshops and trainings as required
Required Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or GED; 30 credits or more completed at GGC.
  • Must be currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more at Georgia Gwinnett College.
  • Must be in good academic standing and maintain good academic standing for the duration of employment.
  • Must be in good conduct standing with the Office of Student Integrity and maintain good conduct for the duration of employment.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  • Must be able to attend and/or present at offsite or on-campus workshops or professional development opportunities.
  • Must be able to attend peer mentor training and/or other required meetings.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in accordance with applicable laws and policies.
  • Must be able to maintain a regular weekly schedule.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Applicants with strong writing skills in majors across the curricula are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous leadership experience is preferred.
Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, titleix@ggc.edu or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email benefits@ggc.edu.

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

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