The Cooperman College Scholars Program (CCS Program), based in Newark, promotes college completion of underserved, but high achieving students attending Rutgers University-Newark.
One critical component for each Cooperman College freshmen is being mentored for two years by a full-time RU-N faculty or staff member.
The Cooperman Mentor will mentor up to 10 CCS freshmen throughout the 2019-20 academic year and may be re-appointed for a second year.
Key duties include:
- Meet one-on-one with each Scholar bi-weekly.
- Support Scholars on campus, motivate them towards graduation, and connect them to campus resources.
- Stay in touch with the Cooperman College Scholar's Director of College Success to update Cooperman on Scholars' progress and challenges (approximately once a month).
- Stay in touch with RU-N's Cooperman Liaison, regarding CCS students who may need additional support services.
- Meet Weekly as a group with your CCS Mentees.
- Lead 90 minute cohort group meetings weekly to provide opportunities for Scholars to support one another as they transition to life on campus. Topics for the Weekly Group Meetings are created in consultation with other current RU-N Cooperman Mentors. Evergreen Posting to 12/31/2019
Minimum Education and Experience:
Full-time Rutgers University-Newark Faculty or senior-level Administrators who have previous teaching and/or working experience with first-generation students, especially from Newark or Greater Newark.
Must have a Bachelor's degree. Master's degree or Ph.D. strongly preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Full-time Rutgers University-Newark Faculty or senior-level Administrator who are well acquainted with the range of resources available to students at RU-N, who are knowledgeable about RU-N's undergraduate curricula, who can use their comprehensive institutional knowledge to help incoming Cooperman College Scholar freshmen succeed.
The Cooperman Mentor is also required to attend a two day training carried out by Cooperman College Scholars Program in Newark sometime in August 2019.
Posting Number: 19FA1469
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 88555
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