The OCI Connections (OCIC) Mentoring Network offers personal support for incoming first year & transfer students, and students from the Baltimore Design School (BDS) through MICA's College Buddy Program. OCIC connects students through mentoring and co-curricular learning and is designed to produce a group of student leaders who embody the values and support and stand in solidarity with those who are feeling marginalized or underrepresented.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Serve as a resource for the OCI on diversity and social justice related issues.
- Participate in MICAs College Buddy Program in partnership with the Baltimore Design School
- Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for two mentees through informal check in meetings throughout the academic year
- Communicate with mentee(s) weekly
- Work collaboratively with team members to plan, promote, and coordinate monthly workshops
- Assist with recruitment strategies for OCI Connection participants
- Be comfortable interacting with students individually and in groups
- Assist as needed with general office representation (e.g. Open House, Orientation, iLEAD, etc)
- Attend at least two OCI sponsored events per semester
- Attend biweekly meetings with supervisor
- Attend biweekly staff meetings
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Demonstrates efficient time management while prioritizing workload
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators and teammates, via email and in-person
- Strong interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others
- Sincere desire to represent CII events and MICA
- Be a role model, possess a positive attitude, and an ability to work well with people from all backgrounds
- Can make a one year commitment
- Possess and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
- Sophomore, junior, or senior status
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated leadership potential
- Sincere desire to represent OCI events and MICA
- Graphic Design knowledge
- Prior experience with program/event planning
- Time commitment (approx. 2-3 hours/week)
Conditions of Employment
- Enrolled as a current, full-time MICA student in good academic standing at the time of application
- and throughout the recruitment and employment period
- Attend leadership training (DC Fall & Spring Retreat, Joint Student Leader Training)
- If offered employment, must complete the PB & C “Onboarding” process.
- Achievement and maintenance of a minimum 2.5 cumulative at the time of application and throughout the
- recruitment and employment period.
- Important to note:
- Past disciplinary violations of MICA policies or the law may result in a candidate being removed from the selection process.
Application Timeline & Details
- March 1: Application closes
- March 22 - 25: Interviews will take place
- April 1: Decisions made / offers sent to candidates
- For more information, please contact OCI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.