Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Summer Job Opportunity for SUSI Institute

St. Bonaventure University, through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, will again host a five-week summer program for 20 students from Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador. The program will introduce participants to American history, government, politics, and culture, providing them with the skills and experiences necessary to understand American society. The program runs from July 7 to August 11. Mentor training will take place several days prior to the start of the program.

The mentors serve as role models and educators. It is crucial for the staff to function effectively as a team to facilitate educational, cultural, personal development, and social activities for participants.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participate fully in academic, leadership, and social activities; facilitate the participants’ transition into the program; display a high level of motivation; maintain a positive and mature attitude; function well in a structured, fast-paced environment; assist in planning social activities; respond to the needs of the participants. Some travel is required.

An interest in international studies, politics, American culture and history, and/or South American culture is a plus. Familiarity with Spanish language, experience coordinating program activities, and familiarity with using online technology (Moodle) in an educational/professional context are preferred but not mandatory. Preference will be given to applicants with a driver’s license and the ability to drive University vehicles.

These positions require an abundant amount of time, energy, motivation, and maturity. Due to the high demand of the positions, mentors cannot be enrolled in summer classes or hold other positions during their employment period. Mentors will be required to live in residence with the group and must be available for the entire program. There is a generous salary for this position.

Please submit a resume with updated contact information, a letter stating the reasons for your interest in the position and your qualifications, and the names of three references, no later than Friday, April 20, to Melissa Yaworsky in the Office of Admissions or at myaworsk@sbu.edu. Interviews will begin on Tuesday, April 24. For more information, please contact Melissa Yaworsky at myaworsk@sbu.edu or Dr. Maddalena Marinari at mmarinar@sbu.edu. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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