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Job Summary

2017 MHSPEA Program Assistant (Student Leader)

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position.

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion is looking for student leaders to serve as camp counselor/resident advisors for the Michigan Health Science Pre-College Exposure Academy (MHSPEA) at the University of Michigan.  The MHSPEA is a two-week entry level residential academic enrichment program. The MHSPEA brings together highly motivated rising 10th and 11th grade high school students to gain exposure to the University Michigan and UMMS.  Participants will take college prep courses taught by experts in the field such as: English, Chemistry, Biology, Math, and Intro to College and ACT preparation.  Students will participate in workshops on health dipartites, health equity, intro to research, and academic wellness.  Students will take tours of the UMMS, UM Hospital and UM Central Campus.

During the two-week session, student leaders are required to stay in the residence hall with participants and provide one-on-one and small group mentoring, academic coaching, and intellectual and social stimulation.  Students Leaders must attend a 1-week orientation starting June 12, 2017.

Job Description

  • Provide direction and counsel to MHSPEA students, assisting them to meet their academic, personal, and career goals as a potential college bound student.
  • Serve as an academic and social role model, and mentor.
  • Plan, support, and facilitate individual and group meetings/class sessions for MHSPEA students.
  • Lead and assist students on outings
  • Serve as a Resident Advisor (RA).  Duties may include: Enforce Resident Hall Community Living Standards and report violations to the Chief Student Leaders and University Housing authorities: (RA and Summer Hall Director)
  • Refer with urgency any individual and/or group concerns related to MHSPEA students to Program Manager.
  • Attend all MHSPEA events and activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned to accommodate MHSPEA students.
  • Available evening and weekends required
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Educational Value

Student Leaders will have the opportunity to develop leadership, interpersonal, and professional skills.  Enhance skills in program development. 

Job Requirements

  • Current UM Graduate student or Undergraduate student with at least junior class standing (55 credits) by the end of Spring Term, 2014
  • Previous Residence Hall Advisor (RA), or camp counseling experience and/or similar leadership experiences
  • Experience working with students ages 13 – 17
  • Experience teaching, program development or facilitating group discussions
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Have an interest in pre-health or health care fields
  • Taking spring/summer classes will not permitted

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.