State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Mentor-Scholar Coordinator

The Department of Experiential Learning at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12 month Assistant Mentor Scholar Coordinator position.

Posting Date: September 2, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment: On/around November 14, 2016

Description of Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Mentor-Scholar Project Coordinator and Oswego Middle School administration, the Assistant Coordinator will collaborate with staff and faculty to coordinate support programming within the Oswego City School District for “at-risk” district students to foster improved school connectedness and higher graduation rates. The Assistant Coordinator will impact SUNY Oswego undergraduates by supporting them in their role as mentors while creating spaces for student growth in leadership, community engagement, and professionalism. Major responsibilities include facilitating the Mentor-Scholar Program; recruiting participants; designing programs to build students’ academic, leadership, and self-management skills; and incorporating opportunities for family involvement. This position will require a timeshare with hours on-site at the Oswego Middle School while maintaining partial representation on the SUNY Oswego campus during the Oswego City School District’s instructional year.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Assist with the facilitation of the Mentor-Scholar Program through the role of Assistant Coordinator
  • Maintain presence at the Oswego Middle School four days each week during the Oswego City School District’s Instructional Calendar with one day spent on the SUNY Oswego campus. Work hours and location will revert to the university campus and calendar when the Oswego City School District instructional year concludes or is on break.
  • Recruit and train school personnel needed for the daily operation of the Mentor-Scholar Program.
  • Develop supportive relationships with students to assist in participant selection and encourage   student commitment to the program.
  •   Collaborate with the Project Coordinator to explore joint partnerships.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and implement after-school enrichment activities.
  • Orchestrate discussions among school staff regarding program planning, professional development opportunities, implementation, successes, and challenges.
  • Publicize, in local newsletters and media, youth development/enrichment opportunities.
  • Serve as point person for family communication regarding program applications, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with the tracking of student progress.
  • Act as a liaison between SUNY Oswego staff and OMS faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Maintain and support partnerships with SUNY Oswego and the Oswego City School District.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of at-risk students.
  • Meet regularly with the student support team at Oswego Middle School to discuss individual students and most appropriate interventions.
  • Proactively communicate with students, teachers, and families, to promote positive behaviors and mitigate problem behaviors.
  • Work with school administration to ensure that the school’s policies and procedures as stated in the Code of Conduct are enforced across all programs.
  • Ensure positive interactions between SUNY Oswego undergraduates and district participants by acting in a support and leadership role.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling or a related field
  • One year experience working with youth programs in higher education and/or K-12 setting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Planning, organizing, and multi-tasking skills as required during project implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively interact with a diverse population of students in the K-12 setting and/or higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling or related field
  • Experience in higher education and community engagement
  • Experience with middle school, high school and college students

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications including required qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Corie Kohlbach, Search Committee Chair or 315-312-3638

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:  The Center for Experiential Learning offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities to SUNY Oswego undergraduate and graduate students. Over 1,500 students per year participate in our programs through InternshipsCo-ops, the Mentor Scholar Program,  RISE, Service Learning, STEM Mentoring  and related courses. The definition for experiential learning is active, dynamic learning where students are introduced to the process of engaged learning outside the traditional classroom.  Students may serve their community and participate in their own learning process and derive meaning from the interaction between ideas, experiences and research.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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