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Position Title: University Culture Outreach and Engagement Mentor

Hourly wage: $13.50/hour

Weekly hours: 10 on average, at times up to 15-20 hours

Purpose of the Position:

University Culture Outreach & Engagement Mentors (UCMs) serve as ambassadors at CI and in the community to promote educational equity through active outreach and engagement of students and their families by way of peer mentorship, workshops, and programming that promote a culture of student success.

The UCMs will engage students across the university in peer mentoring focused on the social transition to college by referring them to vital support services and increasing their awareness and engagement in university programming within majors and campus-wide co-curricular programming. UCMs will lead student engagement campaigns that inspire students to make use of campus resources that support success and keep students on track for graduation requirements, advising, and career planning. UCMs work to facilitate student engagement in university culture/life.

In the community, UCMs work to infuse a University going culture within Ventura County, motivate, mentor and inform students about college pathways, raise awareness of the benefits of higher education, and provide college readiness support to students who are seeking a baccalaureate degree. In this capacity, the UCMs will aid in the planning and implementation of University Culture events and marketing for the University Culture program delivered to high school students, community college students, and their families.


Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of University Culture events;
  • Knowledge of the University Culture website, college preparation content, and student academic success strategies; and
  • Facilitate workshops and deliver presentations to regional and CI community, and
  • Tracking, reporting, and assessment of all activities including maintaining accurate hour, attendance, and mileage logs.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Current CSUCI student
  • Flexible hours
  • Valid Driver’s license and transportation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (fluency in Spanish preferred)
  • Please note: Due to federal funding, the successful candidate must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


  • Effective communication with diverse groups of people, including, but not limited to; high school and college students, faculty, staff, guests, and parents/families.
  • Consistency and persistence in follow-up as well as creativity and willingness to take initiative.
  • Resourcefulness to acquire ideas for programming as well as assessment.
  • Effective time management- including, but not limited to: being on time for scheduled meetings with professional staff and/or students; allocating sufficient time to the planning of activities; and making efficient use of time.


  • Attend all scheduled trainings and staff meetings when applicable.
  • Act as a liaison between students and professional staff members.
  • Encourage an environment of teamwork.
  • Assist professional staff with administrative duties and development of special events.
  • Serve as a role model and maintain a professional attitude with all partners.
  • Be flexible with schedules and occasionally work evenings and weekends.

Other Notes: 

  • Orientation/Training during Spring/Summer 2020 Required.
  • Weekly team meetings during fall/spring semester.