The Office of Undergraduate Research is recruiting peer mentors to assist with the 2017 summer research programs at Virginia Tech.
Position description and compensation: Student wage; up to 20 hours/week; $10/hr; Appointment from May 16 through July 29, inclusive.
Job Description: Support services for summer undergraduate research programs at Virginia Tech. Duties include, but not limited to, mentoring summer research students, facilitating social activities, setting up and running weekly group meetings, creating media and related content for OUR website and publications, and generally representing the Office of Undergraduate Research at large. Drive vans to transport students on field trips. Other office related support as assigned. Possibly deliver at least one information session/workshop on how to get involved in undergraduate research. Required to assist with the all-day summer conference (on 7/27/17) and weekly group meetings (W, 4-5pm).
Qualifications: Undergraduate student or recent graduate with experience conducting undergraduate research, particularly as part of an organized STEM program (eg SURF, Scieneering, any REU, etc). Excellent communication and writing skills. Outstanding organizational and people skills. Familiar with video and camera equipment. Current driver’s license and good driving record.
Application deadline: April 9, 2017 at 11:59pm
Other Requirements: As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the name and e-mail address of someone who has personal knowledge of your work ethic, interpersonal skills, and quality of work, as your supervisor. Your listed reference will be asked to complete a brief survey and indicate whether or not they would recommend you for the position of peer mentor. Evaluations must be received by April 11 at noon.
If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Keri Swaby.