Employment Opportunities

K-State Mentors from the Fall 2021 GROW Saturday Workshop

K-State Mentors from the Fall 2021 GROW Saturday Workshop

Fall 2024 GROW Saturday Workshop Mentors -- Date TBD

Mentors are paid staff members of the KAWSE Office who serve as group leaders at our GROW Saturday Workshops. Mentors are responsible for chaperoning a group of students, usually 8-10 at a time, to a schedule of activities set out for them when they sign up for one of our workshops. Mentors are paid $9 per hour and receive a free lunch at events. Hours of employment are 8 AM - 4 PM. This position is intended for undergraduate students.

GROW Saturday Workshop Mentor Application

GROW Saturday Workshop Mentor Position Description

Event Schedule:

8:00 AM Set-up/Prepare for the Event

9:00 AM Students Check in

9:30 AM Opening Session

10:00 AM Activity Session 1*

11:00 AM Activity Session 2*

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Activity Session 3*

2:00 PM Activity Session 4*

3:00 PM Closing Session

4:00 PM Day concludes

*The activity sessions are led by volunteer faculty and student groups. You are there to help the facilitator as needed (passing out supplies, making sure students are engaged and paying attention to the instructor). You would also be responsible for facilitating some team-building/ice breaker activities during down time with your group.


GROW & EXCITE Summer Workshop Mentors - June 4-6, 2025

Summer Mentors are paid members of the K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering (KAWSE) staff. The mentor works directly with the GROW and EXCITE Summer Workshops, hosted early June each year. As a member of the KAWSE summer staff, the mentor occupies a crucial role in enriching the experiences of middle-school and high-school participants in the workshops through role modeling appropriate behavior, mentoring prospective students, and supervising underage participants during activities and overnight stays in the residence halls.

Summer Mentor Duties

Position A (approx. 20 positions available)

  • Serve as a chaperone for a group of 8-12 students.
  • Responsible for keeping participants on task and engaged in events and hands-on activities.
  • Model appropriate behavior throughout event.
  • Engage students in conversations about their interests and future.
  • Assist facilitators as necessary during activity sessions.
  • Design and facilitate social and team-building activities for participants.
  • Assist in workshop preparation, set-up, registration, closing and clean-up.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position B (max of 2 positions available)

  • Assist KAWSE Office staff in administrative tasks for the workshop.
  • Serve as staff photographer of activities and events.
  • Facilitate social and team-building activities for participants.
  • Engage students in conversations about their interests and futures.
  • Fill in for other summer mentors as needed--supervise and chaperone a group of participants.
  • Assist in workshop preparation, set-up, registration, closing, and clean-up.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Available for training during the day and evening on Tuesday, June 3rd
  • Available 24/7 for the entirety of the summer workshop program, Wednesday, June 4th -Thursday, June 5th
  • Kansas State University undergraduate student enrolled in Spring 2025 semester
  • Meets all eligibility requirements for K-State student employee hire
Desired Qualifications
  • Interest in supporting the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Ability to make safe and appropriate decisions independently
  • Effective communication skills with students, peers, and supervisors
  • Sensitivity and attention to students with special needs and accommodations, as well as an ability to foster a welcoming and inclusive event
  • Previous mentoring experience
Position Benefits
  • Mentors are paid $400 for the week
  • Meals and lodging included for 4 days (3 nights)
To Apply

Interviews for summer mentors will begin in March 2025 and will continue until all positions are filled.


Please contact our office at kawse@k-state.edu or 785-532-6088 for additional information!