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

June 11, 2019

Description

The faculty mentor will assist the College's Access, Outreach and Recruitment office in the improved academic success and retention of foster youth students at TMCC.

Scope of Work

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 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, e-mail, 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 and their progress.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Compensation

$4,000, per semester, contingent upon renewal of funding. This is an additional assignment for a grant-supported program. Providing release time would be essentially re-directing state-funded resources (teaching load) to support a grant program. Paying a stipend from the grant account is the only reasonable compensation.

Reports To

YeVonne Allen, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Manager.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.

The letter should be addressed to YeVonne Allen, Equity, Inclusion and Sustainability Manager. 

Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Manager will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.