Peer Mentors (Upward Bound)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Peer Mentors (Upward Bound)

Position Type:


OSU Campus:

Upward Bound


Upward Bound

Location Address:

900 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info:

Donovan Kelso

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

8.50 - 10.00, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Varies, some includes evenings and weekends

Job Summary:

Job Function:

The Peer Mentor position will provide supervision to the Upward Bound participants during the Summer Instructional Component. Main duties will include the encouragement of participants, assist where needed inside the classroom or office, and serve as positive mentor to the students
Essential Job Functions:Assist participants in achieving success in high school and post-secondary.

Be a mentor and role model for participants.

Possess discipline-specific knowledge in subject matter.

Supervise or assist with student activities in the classroom, lab, events and field trips.

Assist with other duties as assigned by the director.

Maintain a positive learning environment using guidelines set forth in the UB Staff and Student Handbook.

Observe and comply with state law, OSU-OKC policy and procedures and guidelines set forth in the UB Staff and Student Handbook.

Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.Duration of Position: 05/01/20 to 08/07/20

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Currently enrolled at an institution of post-secondary education


Completion of an associate's or bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Certifications &/or Licenses

Current Oklahoma Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess discipline-specific knowledge in either Math, Science, English, or Latin
  • Possess the ability to work with and motivate low-income/first generation students aged 13 to 19 years’ old
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in working with at-risk youth

Working Conditions:

Evening and weekend hours may be required. Normal office working conditions Some events may require to be outside for an extended amount of time during the summer

Physical Requirements:

Normal office physical requirements.Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, and listeningAbility to participate in student activities and trips off campusRequires lifting up to 30 pounds (if an object weighs more than 45 pounds, OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift.)

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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