Hawk Link Student Specialist- Student Hourly POOL

Position Overview

Hawk Link is seeking exceptional student leaders passionate about engaging students from diverse backgrounds throughout their KU experience. Student leaders are a vital member of the Hawk Link Success Team and will play an active role in supporting students in their academic and professional goals by acting as mentors, role models and community builders. The student leader role will be involved in Jayhawk JumpStart, in early August. Throughout the academic year, student leaders are expected to commit to at least 6 scheduled hours per week to support various center initiatives including mentoring, campus outreach, community engagement and program facilitation. Though there will be limited student leader positions available throughout the summer, there are opportunities for summer hours.

Unit Overview:
Hawk Link supports the development of students through intentional educational opportunities designed to foster academic success and belonging. Through holistic engagement and community based support, Hawk Link provides academic and personal success coaching to students, and cultivates opportunities designed to facilitate a successful transition into the academic and social community at KU, from pre-enrollment to graduation and beyond. Hawk Link also assists students with navigating campus, identifying campus resources, and linking students to educational opportunities.

Hawk Link is part of the Equity and Success Initiatives department within Student Success Initiatives under the Academic Success umbrella.

Job Description

Responsibilities of the Student Specialist include (but are not limited to the following):

Jayhawk JumpStart Student Leader:
  • Serve as a group facilitator and positive role model for up to 35 JumpStart participants.
  • Facilitate activities and sessions for JumpStart participants focused on developing a sense of community and belonging as assigned
  • Serve as a resource to answer questions and support students in their transition to KU.
  • Participate in all required JumpStart programming planning, set up, facilitation and clean up
  • Must be available 40 hours that align with the JumpStart program schedule, plus be available the week before for training.

Academic Year Peer Support:
  • Provide support for students throughout the academic year by communicating with students utilizing phone calls, text messages and e-mails in accordance with guidance from Hawk Link Coordinators. Student Leaders working JumpStart will connect with their Jumpstart Students throughout the academic year.
  • Meet one-on-one with students as directed by Hawk Link Coordinators to follow up on goals, have conversations around academic development, campus engagement, and general interests.
  • Conduct study sessions and develop small workshops for students around academic supports.
  • Maintain accurate notes of meetings and conversations with students utilizing Jayhawk GPS
  • Refer students to campus resources or escalate back to Hawk Link Coordinators when appropriate

Additional Responsibilities:
Event Assistance
  • Includes event development, planning, communication and marketing
  • Event execution including event and materials preparation, and tear down
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Front desk management including answering phones, greeting visitors, checking and responding to global email inbox
  • Collecting and managing data, assisting with research
General Responsibilities
  • Accurately report time worked utilizing KU’s timesheet system
  • Actively participate in training including online training, in-person training at the beginning of each semester, and ongoing leadership development opportunities
  • Meet one-on-one with your supervisor twice a month to provide updates you your general wellbeing, work goals and professional development
  • Attend staff meetings for program updates
  • Monitor and respond to messages in Hawk Link e-mail in a timely fashion
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Undergraduate student at KU in good standing, at sophomore classification or higher, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and a KU Cumulative GPA of a 2.075 or higher
  2. Availability to attend all JumpStart trainings and events in early August
  3. Availability to commit to at least 6 hours of schedule work during the academic year (some nights and weekends may be requested)
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills as determined by interview materials
  5. Knowledge of diverse campus populations and value creating inclusive and equitable environment
  6. Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills as determined by interview materials
  7. Strong communication skills as demonstrated by application materials
  8. Strong knowledge of campus resources

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Personal experience as a first-generation college student, student of color or Pell-eligible student or experience with supporting these populations
  2. Actively involved in the KU or Lawrence community
  3. Experience with coaching, mentoring, or facilitating
  4. Experience with program planning or community building
  5. Strong administrative skills

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
Online application and resume. In addition please answer the following questions:

Are you available to work at least 10 hours a week during the academic year?

Contact Information to Applicants

Contact: Monique Lemus
Email. mlemus@ku.edu
Direct. (785) 864-5942

Advertised Salary Range

$11.00 per hour

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; some evening and weekend work

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25601BR
  • Department:  Success Initiatives
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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