• Student Aide Positions


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    Oregon MESA Mentor (7 available positions)

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    About Mentor Program
    MESA Mentors are college students and industry volunteers who support middle school and high school teams with their invention projects during weekly afterschool meetings, hosted at local schools by teachers (known as MESA Advisors). MESA Mentors serve MESA Schools in the East Multnomah County region.

    Position Overview
    Mentors work with a teacher to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the East Multnomah County Area. Mentors primarily serve during the academic school year, Sept. - May. Mentors act as role models and support students with long-term invention projects.

    Mentors will be placed in MESA schools throughout the East Multnomah County Area.

    Job duties include:

    1. Serve as a point of contact between Oregon MESA and your chapter
    2. Support students with invention and engineering projects
    3. Research curriculum and activities for MESA teachers
    4. Act as support for Advisors in managing, processing, and delivering student paperwork, attendance rosters, and transporting light materials
    5. Attend trainings that Oregon MESA holds

    Take note that this position primarily serves in the academic school year (Sept. - May), and that mentors who are hired in this recruitment wave will be expected to incorporate mentoring with us throughout the upcoming year's classes. This position will have orientation upon hire, and additional paid training.

    Commitment: 3-8 hours/week

    1. Travel weekly to MESA school chapter
    2. Complete weekly activity reports
    3. Attend quarterly mentor meetings
    4. Attend five yearly training events
    5. Deliver two college presentations to MESA students annually

    Requirements include:

    1. Availability some weekdays between 3-5:30pm
    2. Travel to MESA chapter meetings each week
    3. Willingness to initiate conversation with youth and teachers
    4. Valid driver's license (if using a personal vehicle to travel to and from MESA sites)

    Qualifications:

    1. Excellent verbal and written communication
    2. Ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently
    3. Leadership and project management experience
    4. Experience working with students in an educational or mentoring setting
    5. Knowledge or experience working with diverse population
    6. Background in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math)

    Wage: $13.50/hour for up to 110 hours per school year
    Shifts: 3-8 hours per week, including between 3-5:30 p.m.
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868

    Oregon MESA Family Engagement Assistant

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    Position Overview
    The Family Engagement Assistant is a university undergraduate or graduate student who supports MESA Families and Students with resources and connections necessary to access STEM fields. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in event coordination, partner engagement, and community outreach. This position works 50% onsite at the Oregon MESA office at Portland State University and 50% offsite at events held in MESA Schools in Multnomah County.

    Responsibilities

    • Build relationships with MESA families through regular phone calls, text messaging, and in-person communication
    • Recruit Families to participate in MESA events, such as Family Nights, Demo Day, and Family Advisory Committees
    • Coordinate event logistics and staffing for Family events
    • Travel to Family events and host activities (school outreach nights, MESA Family Nights, and MESA Parent Advisory Committee meetings)
    • Track, administer, and submit event data (RSVPs, attendance, surveys, etc…)

    Qualifications:

    • Passion for the MESA mission
    • Bilingual: Spanish (conversational) and English (verbal and written)
    • Prior knowledge, skills, or experience serving diverse communities
    • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in accredited four-year college or university
    • Highly adaptable, self-motivated, organized, with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to present information in a clear, concise, and culturally responsive manner
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets through either Excel/Google Sheets
    • Proven ability to collaborate with teams, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment
    • Takes initiative and able to work independently and efficiently

    Wage: $15/hour for up to 80 hours per school year
    Shifts: late afternoon/evenings: attend events and phone calls
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868

    Oregon MESA Lead Mentor

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    About Mentor Program
    MESA Mentors are college students and industry volunteers who support middle school and high school teams with their invention projects during weekly afterschool meetings, hosted at local schools by teachers (known as MESA Advisors). MESA Mentors serve MESA Schools in the East Multnomah County region.

    Position Overview
    In addition to your role as Mentor, the Lead Mentor is a student responsible for building and facilitating a community of MESA Mentors. Working with Regional Mentor Coordinators, you will collaborate to ensure consistency across all MESA Regions when it comes to the Mentor Program. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in staff management, community engagement, and event coordination.

    Responsibilities

    • Recruit, onboard, conduct orientation, and place Mentors at MESA Schools
    • Partner with Central MESA Mentor Coordinator and MESA Curriculum and Training Coordinator to plan and implement MESA professional developments, including Mentor Retreat and Quarterly PDs
    • Communicate important updates and deadlines on a regular basis
    • Develop a sense of community by planning and hosting mentor engagement events
    • Oversee Mentor performance by conducting coaching meetings, check-ins, and analysis of mentor reports
    • Assess the Mentor Program and report on its impact.

    In addition to being Lead Mentor, you will also be a Mentor. Mentors work with a teacher to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the East Multnomah County Area. Mentors primarily serve during the academic school year, Sept. - May. Mentors act as role models and support students with long-term invention projects.

    Mentors will be placed in MESA schools throughout the East Multnomah County Area.

    Job duties include:

    • Serve as a point of contact between Oregon MESA and your chapter
    • Support students with invention and engineering projects
    • Research curriculum and activities for MESA teachers
    • Act as support for Advisors in managing, processing, and delivering student paperwork, attendance rosters, and transporting light materials
    • Attend trainings that Oregon MESA holds

    Take note that this position primarily serves in the academic school year (Sept. - May), and that mentors who are hired in this recruitment wave will be expected to incorporate mentoring with us throughout the upcoming year's classes. This position will have orientation upon hire, and additional paid training.

    Commitment: 3-8 hours/week

    • Travel weekly to MESA school chapter
    • Complete weekly activity reports
    • Attend quarterly mentor meetings
    • Attend five yearly training events
    • Deliver two college presentations to MESA students annually

    Requirements include:

    • Availability some weekdays between 3-5:30pm
    • Travel to MESA chapter meetings each week
    • Willingness to initiate conversation with youth and teachers
    • Valid driver's license (if using a personal vehicle to travel to and from MESA sites)

    Required Qualifications

    • Passion for the MESA mission
    • Experience building and leading teams
    • Currently enrolled at Portland State University
    • Self-motivated, organized, with strong attention to detail
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets through either Excel/Google Sheets
    • Ability to present information in a clear, concise, and inclusive manner
    • Proven ability to collaborate with teams, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior knowledge and/or experience serving diverse communities
    • Experience supervising staff
    • Experience working with students in an educational/mentoring setting
    • Expertise in Google Drive systems and databases
    • Takes initiative and able to work independently and efficiently

    Wage: $13.50/hour for up to 110 hours per school year (as a mentor) + $14/hour for 3 additional hours/week up to 36 weeks per school year
    Shifts: 6-10 hours per week, including between 3-5:30pm
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868