Hours per Week:
Student will assist staff in supporting the participants in the Talent Search program. Duties may include, data entry, filing, call outs, travel to/from Talent Search target schools, supervising students, transporting participants to Talent Search events, participant recruitment, and mentoring. May be requested to assist in planning and organizing activities and curriculum.
The University of Central Oklahoma's Talent Search Central Connect Program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides cost free educational services for low income and/or potential first generation (neither parent has a four year degree) students from James L. Capps Middle School, Kenneth Cooper Middle School, Putnam City West High School, Putnam City High School, and John Marshall High School. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post-secondary education.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Supervise and advise middle and high school students from low-income and first generation families. Assist in planning, organizing, and implementing of academic events and activities. Transporting participants to/from events and assigned pick-up/drop-off locations. Traveling to target schools to assist Academic Coordinators in the recruitment, advisement, and mentoring of participants. Maintain discipline and balance relations during group activities. Participate in in-service training sessions as scheduled. Serve as a positive role model for participants. Perform other duties as it relates to Talent Search goals and objectives.
Fall/Spring Semesters: All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. International students shall be enrolled full time to be eligible to work as a student worker. Full time enrollment is 9 credit hours for graduates and 12 credit hours for undergraduates.
Summer Semester: All student employees must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to be eligible to work a regular student position. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but they (and the department) will be required to pay FICA taxes.
If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her academic advisor, stating the number of hours needed to graduate, to be submitted to Human Resources. This obtains to both regular and Federal Work Study positions. Call the Human Resources Department for further information.
Valid drivers license and meets University qualifications to drive passenger vehicles. Completed at least 30 college credit hours. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Possess strong leadership skills. Background similar to program participants. Experience supervising adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Previous TRIO experience. Bilingual in Spanish.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Detail oriented. Required character traits: dependability, thoroughness, and initiative. Have sensitivity of intercultural communication, and have good interpersonal skills.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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