MICAH Summer Fellowship Alumni Mentor Facilitator

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7075534 (Ref.No. 2168742)
Posted: February 26, 2021
Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

Job Description

MICAH Summer Fellowship Alumni Mentor Facilitator


Job Type:

Job Number: 2015-1602755

Location: CA 94556, CA

Department: Provost

3/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The MICAH Alumni Mentor (AM) position is responsible for assisting the MICAH Summer Fellowship
Program Directors in the supervision and advising of 6 MICAH Fellows. The MICAH Fellows are 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students who have substantial experience in the community and have demonstrated a capacity for leadership.


• Help fellows develop a strong, consistent, deliberate practice of adaptive leadership
• Build supportive relationships with each MICAH Fellow
• Learn about and build relationships with partner organizations
• Personify the mission and values of the program through consistent interaction with fellows
• Help create a brave - safe physical and emotional container that will enable fellows to
• productively challenge themselves
• Role model professionalism, community and teamwork

MICAH Timeline (at a glance)
• April 25th - May 24th MICAH - Building a Learning Community
• (3 virtual meetings - 90 minutes | Dates/times: TBD)
• May 29th - May 31st MICAH Orientation
• June 1-July 22nd MICAH Summer Fellowship
• July 24-25th Closing Retreat & Debrief

The AM position requires approximately on average 5-8 hours per week for 12 weeks (from April 25th to July 25th) for approximately 80 total hours. The time commitment and responsibilities include the following:
• Assist in coordination and facilitation of building a learning community sessions, and orientation
• (3 virtual meetings - 90 minutes | Dates/times: TBD)
• Weekly Community Night with MICAH Fellows and Program Director- Tuesdays 6:30PM-9:00PM (2.5 hours)
• Ability to be physically present with students at USD or SMC, following appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols
• Review and offer feedback on Fellow's assigned weekly questionnaires/papers from Consultation/Community Nights/Weekly Engagement (1.5 hours)
• 1:1 advising with 6 MICAH fellows (2 hours / week on average)
• Weekly check-in with Program Directors & Leadership Facilitators via phone or google hangout (approx. 1.5. hours)
• Assist in coordination and facilitation of debrief, closing retreat and celebration
• Support fellows as they develop and live by community covenant
• Advise, support and challenge fellows
• Encourage students to assume responsibility for their actions and to be considerate of the rights and freedoms of others
• Assist in instructing and supporting fellows as they learn adaptive leadership theory and adopt MICAH immersion approach

Experience and Qualifications

• MICAH Alumni (preferred)
• Prior experience in community development / engagement preferred
• Familiarity with Student Development theory
• Familiarity with Adaptive Leadership theory
• Familiarity with anti-racism and anti-oppression pedagogy
• Ability to work independently and successfully manage small group dynamics with close supervision
• Strong communication skills
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission and purpose of Fellowship Program and the Catholic, liberal arts based Universities (USD and Saint Mary's)
• Ability to be integrated, as determined, into the ongoing and emergent responsibilities of the program

Supplemental Information
Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu/
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College, and

• A resume
• The name and contact information for three (3) professional references
• In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background checkSaint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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