Scholastic Enhancement Experience Counselor
The Multicultural Affairs Center at Truman State University will hire four students to serve as Counselors for the Scholastic Enhancement Experience (SEE) Program. The SEE Program at Truman provides a unique opportunity for selected underrepresented (ethnic minority, first-generation, or low to moderate income) students to better prepare for the educational, social, and personal demands of college.
SEE is a two-week summer residential program that provides an opportunity for these students to gain admission to Truman by participating and excelling in a structured, academically rigorous program. The overall program goals are to build and facilitate social networking and to ease the transition of program participants into their first year at Truman. The SEE Program serves between 25 and 35 incoming students depending on demand.
During the duration of the SEE program, these students will take a 1-credit hour course focused on writing, particularly critical analysis, as well as begin the mathematics curriculum, depending on their math placement exam. In addition, SEE scholars will participate in daily workshops and activities that will enable them to be successful at our institution. SEE scholars and counselors will be housed in a university residence and eat at a university dining facility. For summer 2016, the SEE Program will run from Sunday, July 31, 2016 through Tuesday, August 16, 2016; however, SEE Counselors will report for duty Friday, July 29, 2016 for training. On Sunday, August 14, SEE scholars will move into their permanent residence halls for the fall semester in preparation for Truman Transformation. SEE counselors will then move to their respective housing.
SEE Counselors play a primary role in the lives of the SEE scholars and greatly impact their experiences during the SEE Program. Counselors have two short weeks to build a strong community between scholars and have a positive influence on their initial Truman experience. Thus, SEE counselors should be articulate, personable, innovative, and possess strong leadership qualities. Major responsibilities of the SEE Counselors include, but are not limited to:
- Serving as role models to program participants;
- Monitoring students in a residential environment to ensure individuals are in compliance with Residence Life and University policies and regulations;
- Organizing social activities and workshops that will positively impact the participants academic and personal growth; and
- Serving as the bridge between the participants, Multicultural Affairs, and the University.
Minimum Requirements for Employment
Students seeking a position as a SEE Counselor must have completed at least 60 hours of academic course work at Truman State University. Preference will be given to applicants who possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
SEE Counselors will receive a stipend in the amount of $500. SEE Counselors will receive on-campus room and board from Friday, July 29, through Tuesday, August 16*.
*SEE Counselors are required to live in the residence hall. Room and board will only be covered for the duration of the SEE Program. Counselors living in the Residence Halls for the 2016 Fall semester will be allowed to move into their on-campus rooms on August 14-16th and remain there until the start of the Fall semester.
We also expect that SEE Counselors have taken or will take the Drivers Training Course through Truman’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) during the Spring semester before the program begins.
The application must be submitted by March 11th, 2016 at 5:00 PM.
Submit the following online:
- Counselor Application
- The contact information for 2 recommenders (at least one must be from a current Truman faculty/staff member)
Submit the following via email to Carol Bennett:
- Cover Letter
- Academic Transcript (unofficial or official)
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified via email to arrange an appropriate time. Interviews will be held Monday, March 14, 2016 through Friday, March 25, 2016.
For any additional information, please contact Carol Bennett at 660-785-4142.
Click here to fill out the online application