The online applications will be available until May 31st, 2018 and phone interviews and hiring will occur in June 2018. Positions begin in late August 2018. Brief position descriptions follow, and additional position details and online applications can be found at: http://academicsuccess.buffalostate.edu/student-employment-opportunities
Peer Mentors: As a Peer Mentor, you can get paid to help new students connect to Buffalo State, provide suggestions and guidance to first-year students, expand your Bengal social network, sharpen professional skills you can use in your career, build your resume, and be a student leader on campus. Under the supervision of Coordinator of Retention Initiatives, Peer Mentors are well-trained in the exciting opportunities Buffalo State provides for its students, campus resources, and college policies and procedures. Peer Mentors connect with their first-year mentees from the start of the fall semester through the end of the spring semester to ensure they are finding their way to academic success at Buffalo State. As a Peer Mentor, you will have the opportunity to share what you know about being a successful student who meets their academic goals while living an engaged and exciting extra-curricular life at Buffalo State.
Senior Peer Mentor: A small number of Peer Mentors will be offered the position of Senior Peer Mentor. Senior Peer Mentors will be assigned a group of Peer Mentors who the Senior Peer Mentors will assist with fulfilling the responsibilities of the Peer Mentor position (e.g., answering questions, brainstorming ideas to engage students, supporting the Peer Mentor in their dual role of student-staff) and will observe their assigned Peer Mentors periodically throughout the semester to provide constructive feedback for performance improvement. Additionally, the Senior Peer Mentors will have additional meetings with the Coordinator of Retention Initiatives to discuss opportunities for program improvement. An additional stipend of $100 per semester will be offered to Senior Peer Mentors. Preference for the Senior Peer Mentor positions will go to students with at least Junior status and prior Buffalo State peer mentoring experience (e.g., Resident Assistant, BEAT Team member).
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders: As an SI Leader, you can get paid to work with an instructor you admire, build your resume, and reinforce what you have learned in a challenging course. Under the supervision of Coordinator of Retention Initiatives, SI Leaders are trained in planning and facilitating collaborative learning in regularly scheduled study sessions (a.k.a., supplemental instruction sessions or SI hours) for Buffalo State students who are enrolled in targeted courses. The SI sessions are scheduled group meeting times in which SI Leaders help students in the SI course review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for assignments and examinations. As an SI Leader, you will have the opportunity to assist other Buffalo State students in achieving their academic goals while furthering your own
The Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE) is recruiting 25-30 Buffalo State students who are education majors or have a focus/interest in working with youth in the community. Students work as paid tutors alongside classroom teachers with groups of 15 children at School 45, International School, providing enrichment and recreation, project-based learning, homework support, and intensive literacy tutoring as part of the Literacy, Arts and Exercise program. Students will be paid between $10 and $12 per hour. Download the program sheet and application for more details.
Through a partnership with the New York State Mentoring Program, Buffalo State will match volunteers with 4th, 5th & 6th grade students at Buffalo Public School 76, Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy. Mentors will be trained by the NYS Mentoring Program to engage students and and their interests through discussions, activities, and games. Staff from the school will supervise the sessions and be available throughout the program. Spanish speakers are particularly encouraged to participate. Mentors work with a student one hour per week on Tuesdays from 2:40 pm to 3:40 pm. Download the program sheet or emai Pixita del Prado Hill for more details. You can also read about this initiative in the President's blog!
The Upward Bound Programs assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills required to graduate from high school, and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions. Tutors/Mentors will work cooperatively with Upward Bound colleagues and Buffalo Public School district staff to provide quality tutoring and lesson enhancement to program participants - including low-income, first generation youth - through activities and guidance that provide opportunies for precollegiate academic success. Part-time position with potential to become summer employment. College students currently enrolled in a teacher certification program for one or more of the following subject areas are preferred: Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry); Science (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics); English/Writing; Any Regents tested area. Tutoring/Club Hours: Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-5:30pm. Mentoring/Club Hours: Fri 3:30pm-5:30pm & every other Sat 9am-1pm (NOTE: hours are flexible based on tutor’s availability). Cover letter, resume and three references should be electronically submitted to Michael Moore, Director of Upward Bound Programs, Medaille College at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants without required application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. No phone calls please.
Just for Kids, a non-profit organization offering year-round enrichment programming, has partnered with Westminster Community Charter School to develop an After School Academic Enrichment Program for students. Just for Kids is seeking a Program Teacher to work directly with the children implementing
academic enrichment plans and providing hands on tutoring and homework support. This individual will assists in the creation of educational activities that foster a safe and stimulating academic environment with a strong focus and emphasis placed on common core for children in grades 3 to 5. The tutoring position runs Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Westminster Community Charter School located at 24 Westminster Avenue in Buffalo. Download the position description and flier or contact Kara Ryan at (716) 639-8500 ext 402 for more details.
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