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Program Assistant Mentor - PREP

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Note 1: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus. Note 2: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Note 3: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Note 4: EMPLOYMENT DATES: June 11, 2018 - August 3, 2018. Note 5: RATE OF PAY: Varies depending upon sponsor, college level, major, and previous PREP experience. Head PA pay is up to $12.50. Note 6: Other Document:1 Please attach a copy of your most recent college transcript. An unofficial copy is acceptable. If not in college, please attach your high school transcript. Note 7: Other Document 2: Please attach a copy of your Fall semester 2018 registration, if available. Note 8: At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received

Position Details

Position Information

Title of Position Program Assistant Mentor - PREP
Requisition Number NBES20180045P
Department Posting Name TX PRE ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Location Downtown Campus
Recruitment Type External
Position Type This is a Classified, non-benefits eligible, position.
Grant Funded? No
Hours per week 32-36 hours per week typically
If employee will be working a schedule other than Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, specify hours and days to be worked

Available to work Monday – Thursday and an occasional Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily between June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018.

If Temporary, Ending Date 08/03/2018
Recruiting Rate $11.00 - $13.00/hr (based on qualifications and experience) see special notes
Beginning Salary Flexibility Yes
Pay Basis Hourly
Required Education Some College Coursework
Do you want to allow additional experience to substitute for required education? No
Preferred Education
Field of Study

Some College Coursework = Completion of some college coursework. This could include dual credit courses taken at the High School level.

MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No
Other Computer and Software Skills Required

Experience in MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook or equivalent email system.

Experience and Other Skills Required

Commitment and interest in assisting middle and high school students in their academic and personal growth.

Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No
Other Skills Preferred

Prior experience working with adolescents.

Completion of Calculus I and other advanced mathematics courses.

Participation in a STEM club or team at the high school and/or collegiate level.

STEM education.

Preference is given to college science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or technology majors; previous PREP participants; and former PREP employees.

The Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP), under the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives, is an academically rigorous, mathematics-based, summer enrichment program conducted at several college and university campuses in San Antonio, as well as across the State of Texas and Nation. PREP identifies middle school and high school students who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and helps prepare those students for success in advanced studies and careers by providing a challenging academic program that emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills and exposure to careers through speakers and field trips. The program is presented over the course of four summers. If funding permits, PREP expects to serve 800 students for PREP 2018. It will be located at most college and university campuses throughout San Antonio. The program will include coursework, team projects, class presentations, field trips, special events, and examinations.

Description of Job Duties

Monitor and mentor a group of approximately 25 students with the following specific duties:
- Ensure the safety and appropriate behavior of program participants.
- Attend classes and laboratories with students, assisting instructors and students as needed or requested.
- Supervise research and study period, providing educational
support activities and tutoring.
- Grade student journals. Maintain records of students’ work.
- Assist in preparation of special PREP activities.
- Serve as a mentor to students, encouraging the development
of a commitment to educational achievement.

Note: Some program assistant mentors will be assigned to monitor laboratories and/or assist with daily operations.

Posting Open Date 04/11/2018
Posting Close Date at midnight on
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Notes To Applicants

Note 1: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

Note 2: UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note 3: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Note 4: EMPLOYMENT DATES: June 11, 2018 – August 3, 2018.

Note 5: RATE OF PAY: Varies depending upon sponsor, college level,
major, and previous PREP experience. Head PA pay is up to $12.50.

Note 6: Other Document:1 Please attach a copy of your most recent
college transcript. An unofficial copy is acceptable. If not in
college, please attach your high school transcript.

Note 7: Other Document 2: Please attach a copy of your Fall semester 2018 registration, if available.

Note 8: At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement/External Publication (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Friend/Personal Referral
    • Internal Employee
    • Job Board/Website (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Indeed
    • Social Media-Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter "NA" if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please acknowledge your understanding that if you are offered a position at UTSA, you must come to the Human Resources Office, (4th floor North Paseo Bldg) on your first day of employment with the appropriate documentation (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf#9) of your identity and ability to legally work in the United States.
    • Yes, I acknowledge
  4. * This position requires that you have completed some college course work. Do you have one of the following combinations? Some College Coursework = Completion of some college coursework. This could include dual credit courses taken at the High School level.
    • Yes, completed some College Coursework
    • Yes, completed dual credit courses at the High School level
    • No
  5. * Please check ONE of the following statements to certify that...
    • I will be attending college (undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate) Fall Semester and have attached a copy of my 2018 Fall registration.
    • I will be attending Fall 2018 college classes, but have not yet registered and cannot provide proof of registration..
    • I am currently a college student, but will be graduating before the 2018 Fall Semester.
    • I am a college graduate and will not be attending Fall 2018 college classes.
    • None of the above.
  6. * Are you a College STEM major. Please indicate one of the following.
    • Yes, Science major
    • Yes, Technology major
    • Yes, Engineering major
    • Yes, Mathematics major
    • Yes, Computer Science major
    • Other
    • No
  7. * What dates are you available to work? Please list From [date] To [date]

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What appeals to you about working with San Antonio PREP?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please describe any previous experience you have working with middle school or high school students. Include where and when and list the job responsibilities. If no previous experience, enter "NA"

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * What four (4) classroom rules would you set up for managing the "Research & Study" period you would supervise for a group of twenty-five (25) middle school students? This time is intended for homework, tutoring individuals and small groups, and educational support activities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * What leadership positions have you held?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * What community or school activities have you participated in during high school or college?

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * What is your current academic classification?
    • No Response
    • HS student
    • Undergrad-freshman
    • Undergrad-sophomore
    • Undergrad-junior
    • Undergrad-senior
    • Graduated-Bachelor's or above
  14. * If yes to "currently a high school student", please state current grade. If no, state "N/A"

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Are you currently certified in CPR/First Aid and AED?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Are you are former PREP participant?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Have you worked for PREP before?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Please select your grade level preference.
    • No Response
    • Grades 6-7
    • Grades 8-9
    • Grades 10-11
    • No preference
  19. * Please rank your preferred location in preference order (1, 2, 3) from the following list: UTSA-Main campus; UTSA-Downtown campus; Northeast Lakeview College; Palo Alto College; Northwest Vista College; San Antonio College; St. Philip''s College-SW campus; Texas A&M University-S.A.; St. Mary's University; Our Lady of the Lake University

    (Open Ended Question)

  20. * Are you aware that this is a temporary, non-benefits eligible position with employment dates between June 11, 2018 - August 2, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Other Document 1 (See Special Notes to Applicants)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 2 (See Special Notes to Applicants)