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Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS) Co-Coordinator
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Job ID 9775
Employer Curricular Resource Center
Employer Type On Campus
Date Posted Apr 08, 2014
Category Program Coordination
Job Type On-Campus Jobs
Job Description The Curricular Resource Center is a place where students help each other engage with Brown’s curriculum and utilize its academic resources. Founded in 1976, the CRC Director & student coordinators provide advice and run programs about particular areas of expertise, such as designing your own class. In addition, the CRC staffers work with other departments and peer advising programs to provide a broad spectrum of advice about the plethora of curricular resources at Brown. A center of the Dean of the College, the CRC is a great starting point for academic advice and finding a community of learners. Sophomore year can be a challenging time when students have to make many pivotal decisions. The Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS) pairs second-year students with junior and senior mentors for one-on-one support related to the concentration declaration process, academic opportunities, summer plans, and the transition to junior year. The mentors also coordinate campus-wide discussions for all sophomores. The MAPS Co-Coordinators spend the start of fall semester recruiting juniors and seniors to be mentors, and encouraging sophomores to apply to the program; all applicants are interviewed. The coordinators make the matches, plan the inaugural brunch held in mid-October, and coordinate the campus-wide panels and MAPS focus groups with the MAPS mentors. Responsibilities: Oversight and direction of the entire Matched Advising Program for Sophomores, including recruitment of sophomores and upperclass mentors, interviewing and training up to 100 peer mentors, advising and supervision of mentor and mentee groups, and ensuring participants comply with requirements for focus groups and panel/workshop events. Assessing areas of need and interest among participants and facilitating small group discussions accordingly. Planning, marketing, and evaluation of about 2 large events and 5 smaller focus groups each semester. Speaking in front of groups of 10 to 250 people. Serve as liaison between sophomore deans/advisers and MAPS participants as well as the entire sophomore class. Oversee program-related expenditures, implementation of evaluations, and community building. Challenges of the job: Recruitment of mentees and mentors in the program, increasing visibility of MAPS to all constituencies (faculty, students, administration), ensuring that each sophomore is appropriately matched to a mentor, monitoring progress and strength of individual mentor-mentee relationships throughout the course of the program, accommodating and adapting for unexpected circumstances among participants, fostering a community among diverse individuals, keeping all participants engaged, and ensuring attendance for panel and workshop events.
Job Requirements * Demonstrated commitment to the CRC's mission and goals. * Experience with peer advising. * Experience with planning events. * Attention to detail, follow-through. * Excellent oral, written, and social communication skills.
Number of openings 1
Hours 6.0 to 12.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $10.00/hour, Raises commensurate with performance and length of time in position.
Time Frame Academic Year
Start Date Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Date Sunday, May 31, 2015
Primary Contact Peggy Chang
Email Address Peggy_Chang@brown.edu
Work Location Campus Center room 228
Phone Number x32324
Fax Number x35050