OIE: Queer Peer Mentor in Training (S9602B)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
The Queer Peer Mentor in Training will be a one semester position for a student interested in working with the existing Queer Peer Mentors. This student will work alongside the mentors and the Queer Peers in helping to organize programming and events which support and raise visibility of queer issues at Bates. This position is designed for a student interested in Queer issues and in learning more about leadership within the Queer Peer Mentor program.
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 Peer mentors in training will learn about working directly with specific mentees. 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
Required Education: Queer Peers may be Freshmen, Sophomores or Juniors 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 an interest in engaging with Queer issues. Current 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
The Queer Peer Mentor in Training reports to Adriel Hsu-Flanders, and works closely with the two Queer Peer Mentors to coordinate mentorship and events put on by the QPM’s.
How to Apply:
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