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OIE: Queer Peer Mentor (S9614C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Queer Peer Mentors will serve as role models and mentors for queer and questioning students at Bates. Queer Peers, self-identified queer students, will provide a positive example in attitude, serve as mentors and confidants to other queer and questioning students on personal issues, and ensure queer students have access to and take advantage of all campus resources. In addition to being a regular visible presence at the Office of Intercultural Education the Queer Peer Mentors will create programs that will inform and support all students on Queer Issues. Queer Peers may be assigned specific mentees (individuals or group) to work with directly in a one-on-one relationship. Queer Peer applicants are expected to have an interest in and ability to work with students across difference including sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, class, ability, religion, race and ethnicity.
For the purpose of this position, queer is identified as Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Gay, Intersex, Asexual and Pansexual


The Basics


Department: Intercultural Education
Supervisor: Megan Taft
Office Location: 63 Campus Avenue
Email: mtaft
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 5
Workers: 2

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities

Requirements


Required Education: Queer Peers may be Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Required Experience: Must have prior experience with organizing and promoting campus events as well as mentoring and working with students. Previous student leadership experience is desired. Desired Education: Coursework in Women & Gender Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology is a plus Desired Experience: Willingness to be a good listener openness to engage with students across many different aspects of identity including, but not limited to sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, class, ability, religion, ethnicity, and race

Reporting


Reports To: Megan Taft Supervises: n/a Coordinates/Works Closely With: Student and Professional Staff of the Office of Intercultural Education.

Responsibilities



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