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BOTANY Scientists Peer Mentor

Company: Weber State University
Location: Ogden
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

WSU's Commitment to Diversity

Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment by welcoming all individuals, including culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. WSU values every individual by embracing all identities through the promotion of belonging, creativity, and uniqueness. We strive to create environments which are welcoming, inclusive, and equitable for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected categories, such as disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veterans status, or others, as required by law and university policy (see Weber State University's Policy and Procedure Manual 3-32).

Position Information

Position Title
BOTANY Scientists Peer Mentor

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Position Category
Hourly/Work Study

Campus Location
Weber State University - Ogden, UT

Hours per week

Months per year

Alternate work schedule

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Hourly Pay Rate


Job Summary/Basic Function

Peer Mentors within the Braiding Opportunities in Training, Advocacy, and Networking for Young Scientists (BOTANY Scientists) program are essential team members assisting current and future Botany and Plant Ecology students as they acclimate to WSU and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major. BOTANY Scientists peer mentors will be responsible for the following essential job functions:

  • supporting the success of assigned mentees by providing intentional mentoring on a one on one and small group setting in the following topic areas:
    • Navigation of campus resources
    • Time management
    • STEM identities/ Connection to campus and community
    • Preparation for graduation and beyond
    • Contribute to a friendly and supportive Botany and Plant Ecology community
    • Attend Mentor Program Social Events such as Mentors and MunchiesRequired Qualifications
    • Must be a declared Botany and Plant Ecology major and have completed 2 semesters of Botany courses.
    • Attend paid peer mentor training
    • Minimum GPA 2.5
    • Full-time (12 credits or more)
    • Undergraduate student
    • 50/50 available
    • Must be dependable and be able to attend all assigned mentoring meetings and/or events
    • Excellent communication skills

      Preferred Qualifications
    • Work Study eligible preferred. If you are unsure if you are eligible for the Federal Work Study Program, contact the Financial Aid office at 801-626-7569.
    • Experience mentoring and/or motivating others

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      Posting Detail Information

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      Open Until Filled

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      Notes to Applicant

      To apply, complete the online application, attach a resume, transcripts, and a
      list of references with contact info. You may also add an optional cover letter.

      If you are hired, please keep in mind that you will need to complete the appropriate Payroll and HR documents prior to beginning work.

      The screening of applicants will begin immediately.

      Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals who have worked in a salaried capacity for Weber State University are ineligible to be hired as an hourly or adjunct employee at Weber State for six months.

      **This is a pooled position. Applicants are selected from the pool as positions become available. After a period of time, the pool will expire and applicants will be notified

      ADA Essential Job Function

      ADA Essential Job Function

      Physical Activity of this position
      Expressing or exchanging ideas.Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

      Physical Requirements of this position
      Sedentary work.Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body.Sitting most of the time.Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

      Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision.
      Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

      The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position.
      None.The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

      Supplemental Questions

      Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • *How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • Public Job Posting
      • Internal Job Posting
      • Agency Referral
      • Advertisement/Publication
      • Personal Referral
      • Website
      • Other
      • *Are you currently a Botany and Plant Ecology major with a cumulative GPA for 2.5 or greater?
        • Yes
        • No
        • *Have you completed 2 semesters of Botany courses?
          • Yes
          • No
            Documents Needed to Apply
            Required Documents
          • Resume
          • Transcripts
          • List of References with Contact InfoOptional Documents
          • Cover Letter

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