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Western Governors University

Western Governors University is looking for a Program Mentor, Software Development  #PagosaSpringsCareers #PagosaSpringsTopPlaceHiring

Position Summary
Student learning is the primary responsibility¯of WGU faculty. Program Mentors have¯specialized content expertise, which they use to coach and guide students through courses and programs. Program Mentors¯are assigned a group of students and are accountable for their students academic progress and success. Besides supporting students with content expertise, Program Mentors¯are experts¯in regards to¯the WGU model and services. Program Mentors¯help students learn to be successful learners. They are organized and show exemplary written and verbal communication skills.¯ 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Acts as a steward for carrying out¯WGUs mission and strategic vision.¯¯The Program Mentor¯must demonstrate a high level of¯commitment¯effectively¯and consistently.¯ Offers direct, comprehensive support, coaching, and guidance to a load of assigned students¯ Provides WGU and program level expertise to students and maintains that expertise through ongoing development activities.¯ Fosters student learning through innovative and motivational teaching and coaching practices.¯ Responds with urgency to meet student needs and communicates professionally and respectfully with students and all other members of the WGU community.¯¯ Monitors the progress of assigned¯students, and¯offers proactive support and outreach to those students.¯ Uses technology-based teaching and communication platforms to aid students in their academic progress.¯ Collaborates with other professionals within the university to promote a positive, student-obsessed atmosphere.¯¯ Consistently exhibits WGU Leadership Principles. 
Knowledge and Abilities  Well organized – conscientious and thorough with detail¯ Must¯demonstrate technological¯competency:¯ Data entry, email,¯calendar,¯word processing,¯and¯database¯programs.¯ Extraordinary customer service and communication skills¯ Strong¯interpersonal¯and written communication¯skills, with ability to present information clearly, concisely, and accurately; friendly, persuasive speaking¯and writing¯style. Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Information Technology or related field. Education must be from an accredited institution. Education is verified. Minimum of 1 year in software developmentMinimum of 3 years professional experience in higher education Minimum of 3 years experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with at-risk learners. 
Preferred Qualifications: Qualifications and licensure/certifications vary by assigned degree program. 
Working Conditions
Travel/Commute:¯ Works primarily from home¯in the continental¯U.S., but¯is available to travel to meetings as required.¯¯ Ability to work a student-friendly schedule (evenings/weekends). 
Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. Recommended skillsPersuasive SkillsCommunicationCreativityVerbal CommunicationTeachingInformation TechnologyRecommended JobsDirector Of Software DevelopmentAtlanta,GaDirector Of Software Development, Atlanta,GaProgram Mentor, Software DevelopmentWestern Governors UniversityWork From HomeFull-TimeOutsystems Team LeadNigel Frank International USContractorRSr Salesforce Engineer (Team Lead)RiseITSContractor$100.00 – $110.00/hour

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