Vice President of Academic Affairs

Foster Youth Faculty Mentor

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a Foster Youth Faculty Mentor.

Posting Date

May 12, 2014.


The Faculty Mentor will assist the College’s Access, Outreach and Recruitment Department in the improved academic success and retention of foster youth students at TMCC.

Scope of Work

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 with estimated time of 80-160 hours over both semesters.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. Meet individually with assigned cohort of students at regular intervals throughout the semester to review students’ academic progress, create an educational plan, ensure submittal of financial aid and associated documents, and providing, if necessary and qualified, counseling support services.
  2. Maintain regular contact with assigned cohort through phone, email, or in-person visits.
  3. Assist in programming retention events/workshops to support the academic success of students in the cohort.
  4. Track and report on the number of times mentor has met with students in the cohort.


  • Master’s degree.
  • One year experience working in higher education.
  • Knowledgeable about the challenges foster youth face when transitioning to College and meeting their educational goals.


$5,000 contingent upon renewal of funding.

Reports To

Program Director of Access, Outreach and Recruitment.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 30, 2014.

Selection Process

The Program Director will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before June 2, 2014.