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Holomua Mentor

Brigham Young University Hawaii

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description Summary

This individual will assist as a peer student counselor/mentor for the HOLOMUA program, a 6- day college preparation program which prepares and informs students of the educational benefits and expectations at BYU-Hawaii. The main objective of a HOLOMUA MENTOR is to help prepare high school students to take the ACT exam- learning all the methods, techniques, and practices in each subject (Math, Science, Reading, and Writing) that will help each student to successfully pass the exam with a satisfactory composite score. They are also responsible for introducing BYU-Hawaii to these high school students and share experiences as a BYU-Hawaii student.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist by taking a leadership and advising role for a group and work with other groups interdependently on projects, activities, and workshops during the week experience.
  • This person is responsible for taking a leadership role for a group of 10 youth in the HOLOMUA program.
  • Be willing to share educational, social, and spiritual benefits of BYU-Hawaii
  • Help assist and execute all details for the HOLOMUA program (i.e. workshops, activities)
  • Assist with ACT test preparation
  • Work cooperatively with staff and administration throughout the development of the program
  • Attend all training meetings
  • Help communicate to parents and all stakeholders concerning the program details
  • Provide direction and guidance for youth participants

Qualifications and Experience


  • ACT composite score of 25+
  • Returned missionary
  • Majors in English, Science, Math, Political Science, Psychology, and Education
  • Second-year in college, sophomore-standing, or older
  • Experience in counseling, mentoring youth, and taking a leadership role in small groups


  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and organizational skills
  • Possess excellent management and intrapersonal skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, families, and other stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills are essential
  • Deal diplomatically with people and problems
  • Possess exceptional communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Creative and willing to develop programs and projects
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Coordinator

Students selected for the position will need to do the following:

  • Clearance Form
  • Request time off from any current job for the scheduled 6 week.
  • Keep track of your hours during prep/training week that it does not exceed permitted weekly hours.


Working at Brigham Young University Hawaii

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–HAWAII is the preeminent international center of learning in the Pacific. Its small campus is a unique laboratory of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study, and work together. Small classes taught by expert faculty empower students to master challenging and relevant curriculum, while affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options make this valuable education more accessible than ever.

Operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a total BYU–Hawaii education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment. All the while, students enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Graduates go forth to serve, prepared to promote peace and prosperity as leaders worldwide.

The spirit of Aloha is what BYU–Hawaii employees wear when performing their duties. "Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. "Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important.

BYU–Hawaii employees find fulfillment as they take part in the mission of Brigham Young University Hawaii: "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally."

Find Us
(808) 675-3446
55-220 Kulanui Street
BYUH #1947
United States
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