SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

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Titan Advantage Program

Phone: (920) 424-3081
Fax: (920) 424-3083
Email: tap@uwosh.edu

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TAP Summer Employment Opportunities

The Titan Advantage Program is seeking to hire UW Oshkosh students with exceptional leadership and communication skills and a strong academic background to provide academic support to program participants and ensure their needs are met both inside and outside of the classroom.  This will be accomplished through building rapport and maintaining a peer mentor relationship.  The Senior Peer Mentor and Peer Mentors must reside in the residence hall with the students during the program. The Night Host positions are overnight positions.  Interested applicants must have a desire to work with incoming first-time freshman students. Full position descriptions and qualifications for each position can be found below.

 

Apply for a Summer Position

Apply on Handshake to become a Peer Mentor or a Night Host. You will need to submit the following materials: 

    • Resume
    • Cover letter – Please include in your cover letter 1) the position you are applying for, 2) why you are interested in the position, and 3) your leadership and campus involvement

Employment dates for Summer 2022 are June 8-10 (training) and June 12 – July 22 (6-week program).

 


 

TAP Positions

Senior Peer Mentor

The Senior Peer Mentor for UW Oshkosh’s Titan Advantage Program will assist the Program Coordinator with ensuring program participants’ needs are met both inside and outside of the classroom. It is our mission to provide quality support services delivered in a personal and caring manner to promote the retention and academic success of TAP students. Roles and Responsibilities – The Senior Peer Mentor will work to provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to student success. As the Senior Peer Mentor, you will be providing leadership to the Peer Mentors and supporting the students in and outside of the classroom. When you are working with students, it is your first priority to help create an inclusive and supportive learning environment. You will also be assisting the Program Coordinator with the coordination of meals and activities, peer mentor meetings and other duties as assigned. You are expected to perform your job duties to the best of your abilities and to ask for help when needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support through building rapport and maintaining a peer mentor relationship
  • Share experiences and information on student success
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Inform Program Coordinator and/or Associate Vice Chancellor immediately of students who appear to be exhibiting behaviors that are counterproductive to academic success, for example, sadness, angry or despondent, obsessive worrying, not attending class, thinking about dropping a class or withdrawing from university, substance abuse, threats to self or others
  • Document interactions with students
  • Enforcing program rules and policies
  • Assist with the coordination of off campus meals and evening and weekend activities
  • Report issues/concerns/incidents immediately to Program Coordinator
  • Provide Night Host daily report during shift change at 11:00 pm
  • Review sign-in/out sheets for accuracy nightly
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to FERPA policy
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

General Office

  • Coordinate daily meetings and provide daily updates
  • Maintain all program communication
  • Adhere to UW Oshkosh campus policies

Accountability 

  • Attend required training for the position
  • Be on time to scheduled appointments with students
  • Conduct yourself in a manner conducive to the productivity expected in Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence
  • Ensure fair treatment and engagement with all students
  • Reside in residence hall & attend Saturday field experience/trips with students. Qualifications description
  • Preference will be given to upper division university students.
  • Experience working in the residence hall is preferred.
  • Must have a desire to work with incoming first-time underrepresented freshmen students
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Must possess excellent decision making and communication skills

Peer Mentor

The Peer Mentor for UW Oshkosh’s Titan Advantage Program will assist the Program Coordinator with ensuring program participants’ needs are met both inside and outside of the classroom. It is our mission to provide quality support services delivered in a personal and caring manner to promote the retention and academic success of TAP students.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Peer Mentor will work to provide a welcoming environment that is conducive to student success. As a Peer Mentor, you are providing an example to the students by your actions in and outside the classroom. When you are working with the students, it is your first priority to help create an inclusive and supportive learning environment. In addition, you are expected to perform your job duties to the best of your abilities and to ask for help when needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide academic support through building rapport and maintaining a peer mentor relationship
  • Share experiences and information on student success
  • Refer students to appropriate campus resources
  • Inform Program Coordinator and/or Associate Vice Chancellor immediately of students who appear to be exhibiting behaviors that are counterproductive to academic success, for example, sadness, angry or despondent, obsessive worrying, not attending class, thinking about dropping a class or withdrawing from university, substance abuse, threats to self or others
  • Document interactions with students
  • Submit daily and incident reports
  • Enforcing program rules and policies
  • Maintain confidentiality and adhere to FERPA policy
  • Maintain sign-in/out sheets and submit them to Senior Peer Mentor to review nightly
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

General Office

  • Attend daily meetings and provide daily updates
  • Maintain all program communication
  • Adhere to UW Oshkosh campus policies.

Accountability

  • Attend all required training for the position
  • Be on time to scheduled appointments with students
  • Conduct yourself in a manner conducive to the productivity expected in Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence
  • Ensure fair treatment and engagement with all students
  • Reside in residence hall
  • Attend Saturday field experience/trips with students.

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to upper division university students.
  • Must have a desire to work with incoming first-time underrepresented freshmen students.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Night Host

Titan Advantage Program (TAP) Night Host Job Description Position: Night Host The Night Host for UW Oshkosh’s Titan Advantage Program will report to the Program Coordinator and be responsible for enforcing the rules, regulations and policies of the program, University and Residence Life. The Night Host will work the overnight shift from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Job Responsibilities

  • Enforce program rules, regulations and policies
  • Conduct daily checks in the residence hall and lounge areas to ensure students are following rules and regulation
  • Inform Program Coordinator and/or Associate Vice Chancellor immediately of students who appear to be exhibiting behaviors that are counterproductive to academic success, for example, sadness, angry or despondent, obsessive worrying, substance abuse, threats to self or others
  • Submit daily and incident reports
  • Document interactions with students
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information and adhere to FERPA policy
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

General Office

  • Maintain all program communication
  • Adhere to UW Oshkosh campus policies.

Accountability

  • Attend required training for the position
  • Be on time to meetings
  • Conduct yourself in a manner conducive to the productivity expected in Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence
  • Ensure fair treatment and engagement with all students.

Qualifications

  • Must have a desire to work with incoming first-time underrepresented freshmen students.
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Must possess excellent decision making and communication skills.
  • Must possess the following characteristics: integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills, excellence communication skills, high professional standards and use good judgment.
  • Preference will be given to upper-division university students.
  • Experience working in the residence hall is preferred.