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Research Student Mentor P/T LEAPS Grant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Research Student Mentor P/T LEAPS Grant
Department Vice President for Resource Development
Position Type Part Time/Temp
Position Grade
Position Level (Faculty Only)
Step Range
Salary Range $10.00
Pay Basis Per Hour
Hours Per Week 19
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The student mentor reports directly to the Undergraduate Research Coordinator of the Title III: LEAPS grant. The mentor is to provide a more personal orientation for the new students. The mentor assists in providing additional reinforcement instruction and support in the LEAPS Program.
This is a part time temporary position that ends on or before September 30, 2021 contingent on grant funds.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

1. Help students become familiar with college resources; advise and refer students to appropriate college resources, as the need arises.
2. Facilitate team-building activities
3. Keep students informed of upcoming events
4. Serve as a communication link between coordinators, faculty and students
5. Attend workshops and work with staff to facilitate learning experiences
6. Assist in the evaluation of the Summer Program and undergraduate research.
7. Be available for formal and informal interaction with the students in the program.
8. Assist students understand instructor expectations, and clarify information presented by the instructor.
9. Provide additional information to reinforce concepts, and guide students to appropriate supplemental material for undergraduate research added explanations.
10. Attend all required meetings and trainings.
11. Maintains logs while keeping students’ confidentiality.
12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Director and Undergraduate Research Coordinator.

Position Reports To Undergraduate Research Coordinator
Required Qualifications

Must have a 2.5 or higher overall GPA.

Preferred Qualifications

Instructor recommendations.
Member of a specific student organization.

Certificates/Licenses and Skills


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Student Mentor must exhibit:
• Effective, positive and clear face-to-face communication
• Solid independent and collaborative work ethics
• Professional demeanor at all times in attitude and dress
• Responsibility, dependability, and punctuality

Prerequisite for employment:
• Strong academic record with a GPA of 2.5
• Knowledge ofLCC resources
• Upperclassman or graduate standing preferred
• Ability to work well with others

Physical Demands

Walking, standing, lifting, carrying, and bending.
Required to lift items weighing 20 pounds. Clear speech for modeling with students.

Supervision Exercised


Work Environment

Inside Work-in a well lighted and air conditioned area most of the time.


Required to work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Special Conditions

Other duties may be assigned by immediate supervisor. May be required to work outside regular working hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

Requesting hiring departments will have access to your application and will contact you directly with specific job details should a position become available.

EEO Statement

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo Community College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PT00110
Number of Vacancies 15
Open Date 05/26/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Foreign Degrees

Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Laredo Community College requires a background check for all positions which means a Criminal Background Check and references are required. Are you willing to have such checks conducted in order to be considered for employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required education in the related area as stated in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * List the Diploma/Degree(s) related to the position you are applying for.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have the required work experience in the related area as stated in the job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe, your skills and the number of years of experience as they relate to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Transcripts/Certificates
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3