Leadership Certificate Programs

Peer Mentor for Emerging & Organizational Leadership Institute

Job Description:

The primary purpose of the peer mentor position will be to assist with the development and implementation of Emerging Leadership Institute and Organizational Leadership Institute.  This position will be under the direct advisement of a Program Administrator in Leadership and Cultural Programs.

Peer mentors will be expected to work in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center 3-5 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters.  They may be required to work over or less due to the flexible nature of the position. The position will require some evening and weekend meetings which will be announced no later than one week in advance. 

Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI):

ELI is a semester-long, non-credit certificate program designed to assist students in understanding the five exemplary practices of leadership and developing the key skills to serve as an effective leader. It is open to all full-time students. Once registered active participants engage in various workshops and activities led by peer mentors and professionals and have access to member only events.

Organizational Leadership Institute (OLI):

OLI is a semester-long, non-credit certificate program designed to assist students who are currently or planning to serve in leadership roles in a student or community organization. The program will focus upon how to apply the five exemplary practices of leadership and develop key skills to lead groups and serve as a catalyst for change.  It is open to all full-time students, but limited to 30 participants. Selection for next year’s OLI will take place during the fall 2017 semester.

Peer Mentor Job Description

  • ELI and OLI Peer Mentors are responsible for:
  • Helping recruit members
  • Mentoring 4-6 students through monthly face to face meetings
  • Working with another peer mentor to develop and deliver interactive workshops or social events
  • Tracking participation
  • Attending weekly peer mentor meetings and periodically meet one on one with the institute coordinator

 Benefits of Serving as a Peer Mentor

  • Increased interpersonal and public speaking skills,  organization skills, leadership skills, and ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Opportunity to attend members only events with leaders and professionals.
  • Ability to earn a Certificate with Distinction in Peer Mentoring and a graduation stole.
  • Upon successfully fulfilling responsibilities mentor’s will receive a $400 stipend at the end of the fall and spring semester.

Qualifications

  • All mentors must be full time students at S&T.
  • ELI Peer Mentors only have to be available during the Fall Semester, but preference will be given to people who will be present for the full academic year.
  • OLI Peer Mentors must be available during then full academic year.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Two or more years of leadership experience with a registered student organization or have equivalent experience.

Expectations:

  • Participate in an all-day retreat on Saturday, September 9th and additional evening and/or weekend peer mentor meetings for the purpose of training and planning events.
  • Assist with membership recruitment and, where applicable, selection. Membership recruitment may include tabling, handing out flyers, making presentations, participating in other campus events, and/or creating marketing materials.
  • Promoting participant progress and achievement of their personal development goals through communication, one-on-one and/or small group meetings.   
  • Record events and track protégée progress utilizing OrgSync.  
  • Participate in developing and providing group presentations or experiential learning opportunities. 
  • Attend bi-weekly LPM team meetings and one-one-one advisor meetings.
  • Collaborate with departments across campus to provide information on opportunities that fulfill certificate program requirements.
  • Other duties as discussed and assigned by your advisor.  

Benefits:

  • Increased communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Opportunity to attend members only events with leaders and professionals.
  • Ability to earn a Certificate with Distinction in Peer Mentoring and a graduation stole.

 

Application Information:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by noon Thursday, September 8, 2016 to minerleader@mst.edu.  The most qualified candidates will be granted interviews prior to Friday, September 23rd.

 

Jerri Arnold-Cook, Director of Leadership and Cultural Programs, 229 Havener Center.