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Company: UT Dallas
Location: Richardson, TX
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education

Description

This position is responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing peer mentoring and undergraduate research student engagement programs to ensure that Office of Undergraduate Education's (OUE) peer mentoring and undergraduate research programs are managed in an efficient and effective manner, with the goal of increased student sense of belonging, success, and retention. Position reports to the Director of Undergraduate Program in the Office of Undergraduate Education.
About the Freshman and Transfer Mentor Programs
College presents many challenges, both academically and socially. The Freshman Mentor Program was created to connect incoming students with current UT Dallas students. Mentees who choose to join the Freshman Mentor Program are paired with a student mentor to help ease the transition to UT Dallas, specifically during their first two semesters at the University. Peer mentors at UT Dallas work to support new students in the following three areas: leadership development, academic support, and social engagement. In addition to providing personalized support for each mentee, the Freshman Mentor Program hosts service, academic, and social events throughout the year for participants to engage on-campus and with the program more deeply.
The Transfer Mentor Program was created to connect incoming transfer students with current UT Dallas students who also transferred to the University. Transfer students who choose to join the Transfer Mentor Program are paired with a student mentor to help ease the transition to UT Dallas, specifically during their first two semesters at the University. Peer mentors at UT Dallas work to mentor new students in the following three areas: leadership development, academic support, and social engagement. In addition to providing personalized support for each mentee, the Transfer Mentor Program hosts service, academic, and social events throughout the year for participants to engage on-campus and with the program more deeply. About Undergraduate Research at UT Dallas UT Dallas offers a variety of research opportunities and resources. Engaging in research as an undergraduate has academic, personal, and professional benefits. Research activities enhance analytical and critical thinking skills, which prepare undergraduates for the rigors of their profession or graduate studies. Learning how to practically apply academic concepts, discovering how to work independently, and experiencing how to function successfully as a team member are other benefits many students attribute to participating in undergraduate research activities. Exploring a discipline through research also allows students to make informed decisions about the career they wish to pursue. The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) provides a variety of research event opportunities and other resources to assist both prospective and current undergraduate researchers.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in related field and three plus years relevant professional experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Master's degree in related area from an accredited university preferred, with five or more years of relevant experience working with student and programs in higher education, or related community programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with how to assess and achieve higher education desired student outcomes through policy and data analysis (i.e. retention, etc.). Working with diverse undergraduate student populations and specific sub-populations. Supporting undergraduate research programs in higher education. Supporting peer mentoring programs in higher education

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Responsible for program planning for 250+ Transfer Mentor Program student participants, including marketing, selecting and pairing students, training, running semi-monthly meetings, planning and executing events and outings, collecting and assessing program data, collaborating with on-campus entities (Student Success Center, Student Affairs, individual schools) for program growth and support. · Support Freshman Mentor Program team through program planning for 1000+ Freshman Mentor Program student participants, including marketing, selecting and pairing students, training, running monthly meetings, planning and executing events and outings, course maintenance, collecting and a collaborating with on-campus entities (Student Success Center, Student Affairs, individual schools) for program growth and support, and maintenance of CRLA's International Mentor Training Program Certification. · Assist with planning and executing events during Annual Exhibition of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, increase awareness of undergraduate research culture and opportunities at UT Dallas by presenting to various on-campus groups, · Function as Co-Managing Editor of the Exley undergraduate research journal by promoting publishing/leadership opportunity to faculty and undergraduate students, overseeing student publishing team, securing faculty/student reviewers, editing, collaborating with layout provider, and selecting artistic pieces. · Collaborate with Director of Undergraduate Programs in the execution of the annual Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards program, including overseeing promotional outreach efforts to students and faculty, maintaining online proposal repository, liaising with department heads during selection process, communicating status of program participation with applicants, working with on-campus payroll department on stipend dispersal, planning and executing poster contest event, securing and assigning faculty judges for poster contest event, working with Office of Corporate Relations to secure corporate judges for poster finals event, and planning and executing poster finals event. § Demonstrate creativity in seeking and implementing new and effective methods for strengthening the impact of the Freshman Mentor Program, Transfer Mentor Program, and Undergraduate Research initiatives. § Provide day-to-day supervision of Transfer Mentor Program and Undergraduate Research student workers. § Facilitate and support Transfer Mentor Program Student Leadership Team in the organization and execution of all social and academic events for Transfer Mentor Program participants. § Function as primary email and in-person communication contact for addressing individual student needs regarding the Transfer Mentor Program. Determine solutions for addressing student needs and follow up with students in a timely manner. § Represent the Transfer Mentor Program, Freshman Mentor Program, and Undergraduate Research initiatives in various university settings, either solely or alongside the Program Specialist for Peer Mentor Programs and the Director of Undergraduate Programs. § Collect, synthesize, and analyze mentor and mentee reports throughout the semester, as well as end of semester program survey data. § Collect, synthesize, and assist with the dissemination of Freshman Mentor Program, Transfer Mentor Program, and Undergraduate Research initiative results and assessment data. § Analyze program outcomes in order to identify and implement improvements and guide the assessment of all student engagement programs § Engage with various Quality Enhancement Plan development constituents in assisting with the implementation and assessment of outlined components of the QEP specific to the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) § Present at various events and serve on campus task forces and committees regarding OUE peer mentoring programs, undergraduate research, and other OUE programs. § Regularly research peer mentor program and undergraduate research best practices reported in academic literature. § Be detail-oriented and have strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to productive teamwork, and the ability to work with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. § Required attendance to program events in the evenings and on weekends. § Perform other duties as assigned

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in related area from an accredited university, with three years of relevant experience working with students and programs in higher education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Microsoft Office proficiency. Experience in coordinating multiple projects or events simultaneously. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to organize information efficiently for quick retrieval and subsequent analysis. Experience and ease presenting information to large groups in an engaging manner. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive information. Experience managing teams and schedules. Experience planning large- and small-group events involving internal and external constituents. Familiarity with strategic planning techniques. Knowledge of student development theory. Understanding of the concepts of power, privilege, and oppression, and self-awareness of one's own relationship to these concepts.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions | Working Conditions

Remote Work Notice:

A hybrid remote work schedule may be available, and completion and approval of a UT Dallas Remote Work Agreement will be required upon employment. Use of personal computer, internet, and other standard equipment may be required. Employee must be located within the DFW area and have the ability to be on campus for work activities as scheduled and/or with 24-hour notice. Remote work arrangements are subject to regular review and re-approval and may be canceled at any time.

About Us
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.

What You Should Know
UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG).The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.

What We Can Offer
UT Dallas aims to attract and retain talented faculty and staff to support the university's mission. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, retirement, life insurance and AD&D coverage. UT Dallas also offers employee wellness programs, tuition assistance, professional development through Academic Impressions, and so much more. Visit https://hr.utdallas.edu/employees/benefits/ for more information

Important Message

1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.


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