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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.