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Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Computer Science, office of Extended Learning & Outreach has an opportunity for two undergraduate students to serve as STEM mentors for 5th through 12th grade students at the Jefferson-Barns Community Vitality Center, 32150 Dorsey, Westland, Michigan. 

UM-Dearborn students will assist lab instructors and mentor students to build relationships that offer guidance, support, and encouragement to nurture positive and healthy development / self esteem.

Candidates will be required to interview with Jefferson Barns program director and UM-Dearborn outreach staff.


Student mentors will work with 5th through 12th grade students in a self-paced, open computer laboratory environment to: 

  • Cooperate with lead teacher to deliver lessons and assist students as needed
  • Offer tutoring and homework assistance
  • Assist students in developing computer skills, particularly coding
  • Develop a genuine and personal relationship with at least one student who attends regularly
  • Act as a role model demonstrating that academic success is achievable in STEM fields
  • Understand that each positive interaction has potential to make a significant difference and pay off down the road in ways we can't anticipate.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning and problem solving

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must be a current CECS undergraduate student at the sophomore, junior or senior level and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.   Candidates must also have knowledge of computer coding.  Candidates must possess outstanding communication skills, including English language proficiency.

Work Locations

Mentoring will take place at the Jefferson-Barns Community Vitality Center, 32150 Dorsey, Westland, Michigan Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Hours may change based on Community Center needs.  Mentors must have their own reliable transportation and commit to mentoring two shifts per week January through June, 2018 with a possibility of additional summer hours.  Mentors will be reimbursed for mileage and parking fees.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Children on Campus training and Student Mentor training will be required.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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