Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GEM Mentor Applications Available and Due 10/21

The Greek EMerging Leaders Program (GEM) is currently recruiting for mentors for the 2015 program. Anyone involved in the Greek community can apply to be a mentor.  We encourage students who are involved in the community and willing to share their knowledge and experience with future Greek leaders to please consider this opportunity!! 

Roles and Responsibilities
Being a GEM Mentor allows juniors and seniors to positively engage the newest leaders in the Greek community. Mentors are an integral part of the Greek Emerging Leaders program.  Being a mentor allows you to develop essential leadership skills, while being a role model to future Lehigh leaders. Mentors shape the program by building relationships with the mentees, revising content for the overall program, and facilitating that content by engaging mentees in small and large group conversations about important issues in leadership and the Greek community.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Planning and facilitating the major components of the GEM Program
  • Marketing and recruiting new members and mentors
  • Providing guidance and advice to prepare students for leadership positions
  • Assisting in the organization of service and unity initiatives

Benefits of Participation  

  • Connect with other mentors and students in various chapters in the Greek community
  • Offer your advice and knowledge while getting experience in mentoring others
  • Develop and refine skills such as facilitation, mentoring, effective communication, and giving/receiving feedback
  • Develop a community of leaders who will make a difference in the Lehigh Greek community
  • Eligibility for scholarships to attend national leadership conferences (e.g. UIFI)
  • Invited to attend and participate in various OSLD initiatives, including events like the OSLD Recognition Banquet in April, Student Leadership Kick-Off in August, etc.

Expectations & Important Dates
New mentors are required to attend Peer Educator Facilitator Training all day February 1, 2015.  All mentors will:
  • Participate in a spring retreat (Date TBD)
  • Assist in the recruitment of mentees, including marketing initiatives, reading applications, and conducting interviews
  • Attend the Mentee Induction Event (Date TBD)
  • Meet 6 times both fall and spring semester for check-ins and feedback (at the discretion of the advisor & GEM Intern)
  • Prepare and develop curriculum for assigned session in the spring
  • Attend the GEM Retreat in August and all GEM sessions throughout the fall semester
  • Advise students in their council projects and attend/participate in this initiative
  • Participate in the GEM service/unity initiative      
  • Represent GEM in the Greek community acting as a positive role model
  • Be an active leader in the Greek community (IE. attending and participating in community discussions/events)

Application Process
Interested applicants will complete an application by October 21, 2014.  Applicants will be interviewed by the GEM Intern, advisor, and current mentors.  Mentors will be selected and notified before the end of the fall semester.

Application can be accessed online: http://goo.gl/dwHFMZ

If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact Assistant Director of Leadership Development, Stefanie Burke, at sdb212@lehigh.eduor the GEM intern, Jessica Scott, at jas615@lehigh.edu.