Lead Mentor Positions
Lead Mentors are students who have already taken the introductory course with C2C and want to work with both our mentees and mentors. This paid position is offered to both non-work study and work-study WWU students who wish to spend 8-10 hours a week working with 5th-12th graders and fellow WWU students.
The responsibilities of these positions include:
- Collaborating with on–site school principals, counselors, and/or teachers to identify and schedule students needing tutoring and/or mentoring assistance.
- Assisting in scheduling WWU students for their field placement experiences; monitoring their work with students; keeping records of their participation.
- Collecting attendance and grade improvement data as directed by principals, counselors and the program director.
- Assisting WWU students assigned to schools with questions, issues of concern, placement, student issues, etc.
- Keeping the Program Director informed regarding problems, issues of concern, etc.
Educational Benefits of this Work Experience
Students selected for these positions will be interfacing with students, teachers, school personnel, and principals in the schools in which they are assigned. They will benefit educationally by developing leadership skills within this social environment, understanding the school community in which they work, building relationships with future educational colleagues, developing teaching and communication skills, and strengthening collegial relationships with their peers as part of a concerted effort to assist students from low –income, diverse backgrounds. These skills will assist in teacher preparation for these students, thus building their repertoire for future employment in the teaching or human service profession.
Lead Mentor Testimonies:
"Being a Lead Mentor has helped me build leadership skills, engage in challenging equity conversations, and create a comforting learning environment for all children." -Natalie Wetterauer
"Being a part of young students' lives has not only made an impact on them, but also on me, and through Compass 2 Campus I have further realized my passion to work with students." -Sam Tuckner
"I always knew that I wanted to make a change in the world. Compass 2 Campus has helped me make the greatest impact and change, with not only these kids, but within myself too. I learn something new from the students and program everyday." -Rose Czerniak
Program Support Positions
Compass 2 Campus Program Support positions assist with the day-to-day administrative projects, recruitment and outreach for the Compass 2 Campus Program. These positions will be for WWU students who wish to spend 8-19 hours per week working to support the Compass 2 Campus program in administrative capacities. Students selected for these positions will be interfacing with students, WWU personnel and the community. They will benefit educationally by developing leadership skills within this social environment, understanding the community in which they work, building relationships with future colleagues, developing communication skills, and strengthening collegial relationships with their peers as part of a concerted effort to recruit and support mentors who assist youth. These skills will assist students with employability skills, thus building their repertoire for future employment.
All open positions will be posted to the Student Employment Center webpage.