• Student Aide Positions


  • These positions are classified as Student Aide (SA) positions. To be eligible for SA positions, you need to be currently enrolled in 6 or more credits.

    Oregon MESA Mentor (7 available positions)

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    About Mentor Program
    MESA Mentors are college students and industry volunteers who support middle school and high school teams with their invention projects during weekly afterschool meetings, hosted at local schools by teachers (known as MESA Advisors). MESA Mentors serve MESA Schools in the East Multnomah County region.

    Position Overview
    Mentors work with a teacher to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the East Multnomah County Area. Mentors primarily serve during the academic school year, Sept. - May. Mentors act as role models and support students with long-term invention projects.

    Mentors will be placed in MESA schools throughout the East Multnomah County Area.

    Job duties include:

    1. Serve as a point of contact between Oregon MESA and your chapter
    2. Support students with invention and engineering projects
    3. Research curriculum and activities for MESA teachers
    4. Act as support for Advisors in managing, processing, and delivering student paperwork, attendance rosters, and transporting light materials
    5. Attend trainings that Oregon MESA holds

    Take note that this position primarily serves in the academic school year (Sept. - May), and that mentors who are hired in this recruitment wave will be expected to incorporate mentoring with us throughout the upcoming year's classes. This position will have orientation upon hire, and additional paid training.

    Commitment: 3-8 hours/week

    1. Travel weekly to MESA school chapter
    2. Complete weekly activity reports
    3. Attend quarterly mentor meetings
    4. Attend five yearly training events
    5. Deliver two college presentations to MESA students annually

    Requirements include:

    1. Availability some weekdays between 3-5:30pm
    2. Travel to MESA chapter meetings each week
    3. Willingness to initiate conversation with youth and teachers
    4. Valid driver's license (if using a personal vehicle to travel to and from MESA sites)

    Qualifications:

    1. Excellent verbal and written communication
    2. Ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently
    3. Leadership and project management experience
    4. Experience working with students in an educational or mentoring setting
    5. Knowledge or experience working with diverse population
    6. Background in STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math)

    Wage: $13.50/hour for up to 110 hours per school year
    Shifts: 3-8 hours per week, including between 3-5:30 p.m.
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868

    Oregon MESA Family Engagement Assistant

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    Position Overview
    The Family Engagement Assistant is a university undergraduate or graduate student who supports MESA Families and Students with resources and connections necessary to access STEM fields. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in event coordination, partner engagement, and community outreach. This position works 50% onsite at the Oregon MESA office at Portland State University and 50% offsite at events held in MESA Schools in Multnomah County.

    Responsibilities

    • Build relationships with MESA families through regular phone calls, text messaging, and in-person communication
    • Recruit Families to participate in MESA events, such as Family Nights, Demo Day, and Family Advisory Committees
    • Coordinate event logistics and staffing for Family events
    • Travel to Family events and host activities (school outreach nights, MESA Family Nights, and MESA Parent Advisory Committee meetings)
    • Track, administer, and submit event data (RSVPs, attendance, surveys, etc…)

    Qualifications:

    • Passion for the MESA mission
    • Bilingual: Spanish (conversational) and English (verbal and written)
    • Prior knowledge, skills, or experience serving diverse communities
    • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in accredited four-year college or university
    • Highly adaptable, self-motivated, organized, with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to present information in a clear, concise, and culturally responsive manner
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets through either Excel/Google Sheets
    • Proven ability to collaborate with teams, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment
    • Takes initiative and able to work independently and efficiently

    Wage: $15/hour for up to 80 hours per school year
    Shifts: late afternoon/evenings: attend events and phone calls
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868

    Oregon MESA Lead Mentor

    Job Description:
    About MESA
    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    About Mentor Program
    MESA Mentors are college students and industry volunteers who support middle school and high school teams with their invention projects during weekly afterschool meetings, hosted at local schools by teachers (known as MESA Advisors). MESA Mentors serve MESA Schools in the East Multnomah County region.

    Position Overview
    In addition to your role as Mentor, the Lead Mentor is a student responsible for building and facilitating a community of MESA Mentors. Working with Regional Mentor Coordinators, you will collaborate to ensure consistency across all MESA Regions when it comes to the Mentor Program. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in staff management, community engagement, and event coordination.

    Responsibilities

    • Recruit, onboard, conduct orientation, and place Mentors at MESA Schools
    • Partner with Central MESA Mentor Coordinator and MESA Curriculum and Training Coordinator to plan and implement MESA professional developments, including Mentor Retreat and Quarterly PDs
    • Communicate important updates and deadlines on a regular basis
    • Develop a sense of community by planning and hosting mentor engagement events
    • Oversee Mentor performance by conducting coaching meetings, check-ins, and analysis of mentor reports
    • Assess the Mentor Program and report on its impact.

    In addition to being Lead Mentor, you will also be a Mentor. Mentors work with a teacher to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the East Multnomah County Area. Mentors primarily serve during the academic school year, Sept. - May. Mentors act as role models and support students with long-term invention projects.

    Mentors will be placed in MESA schools throughout the East Multnomah County Area.

    Job duties include:

    • Serve as a point of contact between Oregon MESA and your chapter
    • Support students with invention and engineering projects
    • Research curriculum and activities for MESA teachers
    • Act as support for Advisors in managing, processing, and delivering student paperwork, attendance rosters, and transporting light materials
    • Attend trainings that Oregon MESA holds

    Take note that this position primarily serves in the academic school year (Sept. - May), and that mentors who are hired in this recruitment wave will be expected to incorporate mentoring with us throughout the upcoming year's classes. This position will have orientation upon hire, and additional paid training.

    Commitment: 3-8 hours/week

    • Travel weekly to MESA school chapter
    • Complete weekly activity reports
    • Attend quarterly mentor meetings
    • Attend five yearly training events
    • Deliver two college presentations to MESA students annually

    Requirements include:

    • Availability some weekdays between 3-5:30pm
    • Travel to MESA chapter meetings each week
    • Willingness to initiate conversation with youth and teachers
    • Valid driver's license (if using a personal vehicle to travel to and from MESA sites)

    Required Qualifications

    • Passion for the MESA mission
    • Experience building and leading teams
    • Currently enrolled at Portland State University
    • Self-motivated, organized, with strong attention to detail
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets through either Excel/Google Sheets
    • Ability to present information in a clear, concise, and inclusive manner
    • Proven ability to collaborate with teams, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior knowledge and/or experience serving diverse communities
    • Experience supervising staff
    • Experience working with students in an educational/mentoring setting
    • Expertise in Google Drive systems and databases
    • Takes initiative and able to work independently and efficiently

    Wage: $13.50/hour for up to 110 hours per school year (as a mentor) + $14/hour for 3 additional hours/week up to 36 weeks per school year
    Shifts: 6-10 hours per week, including between 3-5:30pm
    Type of Positions: Student Aid (students do not need to qualify for federal work study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Landen Zernickow, Director, East Metro STEAM Partnership, landen.zernickow@mhcc.edu, 973-978-1868

    Peer Academic Mentor for Anatomy & Physiology (see separate posting for Math & Science)

    Job Description:
    Supports learning of Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Nutrition material in a drop-in setting. Peer Mentors help students access course materials and use Anatomical models to learn what is needed for HW, quizzes, and tests. Weekly shifts take place in face-to-face format in the science department’s A&P model room at Gresham campus or via remote format on zoom.

    • Uses tutoring techniques to provide learning assistance to individual students in specific subjects and levels (based on which classes each worker has completed)
    • Supports student learning in alignment with MHCC curriculum and instructor course design (refers to student’s textbook and finds out what has been covered in class before offering suggestions)
    • Identifies broader needs of individual learners and connects them with other services available to MHCC students
    • Maintains awareness of sign-in station and materials check-out procedures in order to cover front desk duties when needed
    • Participates in an all-day training course in September

    What you gain as a worker for the Learning Success Center in the Anatomy & Physiology role:

    • Enjoyment of helping others as part of a learning community
    • Experience for career in education
    • Review of A&P, Microbiology, and Nutrition curriculum
    • Confidence when communicating in a professional setting
    • Evidence of academic ability for future applications (medical school, scholarships, etc.)

    Qualifications:
    Must have completed at least BI232 with an A or B grade and will complete BI233 with an A or B grade before first quarter of employment (during BI233 is a good time to apply and be interviewed); Minimum overall GPA 3.0; Supervisor will email most recent A&P instructor for recommendation; Excellent communication skills; Returning to MHCC as a student for at least a few more terms (eligible as a student worker for at least two more quarters after first term of employment); Enrolled in 6-credits or more of MHCC courses during first quarter of employment

    Wage: $14.00/hour

    Shifts: 5 to 8 hours per week for most new workers (increasing as experience is gained). Schedules last for the whole quarter and are based on your preferred work times within our open hours (an availability form is completed approximately week 7 of the prior quarter and shifts for the following quarter are assigned from with that range)

    When to apply: Applications should be requested and completed by week 4 of the prior quarter to allow for interviews and other steps to be completed in time for scheduling for the following quarter.

    Contact: Tim Bradley tim.bradley@mhcc.edu

    Peer Academic Mentor for Math & Science (see separate posting for A&P)

    Job Description:
    Supports learning of math and science skills in a drop-in setting. Peer Mentors help students access course materials and learn what is needed for HW, quizzes, and tests. Works alongside experienced Professional Tutors and readily hands-off student needs when they are outside of own subject range. Weekly shifts take place in face-to-face format in the tutoring area above the Library at Gresham campus or via remote format on zoom.

    • Uses tutoring techniques to provide learning assistance to individual students in specific subjects and levels (based on which classes each worker has completed)
    • Supports student learning in alignment with MHCC curriculum and instructor course design (refers to student’s textbook and finds out what has been covered in class before offering suggestions)
    • Identifies broader needs of individual learners and connects them with other services available to MHCC students
    • Maintains awareness of sign-in station and materials check-out procedures in order to cover front desk duties when needed
    • Participates in an all-day training course in September

    What you gain as a worker in the Math & Science Tutoring area:

    • Enjoyment of helping others as part of a learning community
    • Experience for career in education
    • Review of math and science curriculum
    • Confidence when communicating in a professional setting
    • Evidence of academic ability for future applications (medical school, scholarships, etc.)

    Qualifications:
    Must have completed at least Math 105 or Math 111 with an A or B grade and be planning to take additional Math and/or Science courses; Minimum overall GPA 3.0; Supervisor will email most recent math (and science) instructor for recommendation; Excellent communication skills; Have taken or planning to take Chemistry 221 series, Biology 211 series, or Physics 201- or 211-series is an asset (but not required); Returning to MHCC as a student for at least a few more terms (eligible as a student worker for at least two more quarters after first term of employment); Enrolled in 6-credits or more of MHCC courses during first quarter of employment

    Wage: $14.00/hour

    Shifts: 5 to 8 hours per week for most new workers (increasing as experience is gained and additional math and science courses taken). Schedules last for the whole quarter and are based on your preferred work times within our open hours (an availability form is completed approximately week 7 of the prior quarter and shifts for the following quarter are assigned from with that range)

    When to apply: Applications should be requested and completed by week 4 of the prior quarter to allow for interviews and other steps to be completed in time for scheduling for the following quarter.

    Contact: Tim Bradley tim.bradley@mhcc.edu

    Internships & Other Positions

    SBDC Small Business Cybersecurity Intern

    Basic Job Purpose/Function:

    The Small Business Cybersecurity Intern will proactively participate in developing and implementing tools and trainings in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity, specific to small business needs. This work will build small business organizational capacities for safe use of internet, and will include teaching and demonstrating how to protect data and equipment. The internship also includes participating in training on the principles and best practices of starting, operating, and marketing a small business in the digital world.

    Small Business Security Toolbox::

    The position will support research and creation of handouts, PowerPoints and other training tools written for individual and group training of small businesses. These tools, along with curated national resources will be utilized to build a Cybersecurity Small Business Toolbox. Use of these tools in live and recorded trainings will also be facilitated in collaboration with the SBDC Cybersecurity Coordinator.

    • The purpose of this toolbox is to expand small business knowledge using advanced technology and increased organizational capacity for safe use of the Internet.

    • Through group and individual collaboration, interns will participate in creating in- depth, easy to understand accessible training tools for dissemination to small businesses of all ages and technical backgrounds (written, digital, web, video).

    • Team development of a self-supporting platform for Cybersecurity tools, trainings, and resources in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity.

    • Impacts on cyber safety as a result of COVID-19. Research and launch new tools related to Cloud-based, Safety-based operational processes for small business.

    Essential Duties:

    1. Participates in Mt. Hood SBDC onboarding and training as an adviser, following confidentiality and best practices agreements for Small Business Client engagement. Interns must sign and commit to complete confidentiality of small business identity, client discussion threads, business and personal information.

    2. Schedules a minimum average of 6 hours per week during two terms, maintaining and submitting timecards on the 15th and 30th of each month.

    3. Proactively schedules and participates in shadowing of SBDC advisers to gain knowledge and awareness of the adviser/client consulting relationship.

    4. Schedules company-paid training and attendance in SBDC classes on the principles of small business start-up, digital marketing, and business operations.

    5. Assesses the existing Mt. Hood SBDC Cybersecurity/Advising Packet and Top 10 Cybersecurity Checklist. Participates in group meetings to review and update handouts/packet. Makes recommendations for improvements and additions to the Advising Packet.

    6. Conducts independent research, analysis, and submits weekly reports to the Cybersecurity Coordinator on Small Business Cybersecurity trends, innovations, and updates from sources such as:

      1. The Small Business Administration (SBA)

      2. American’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC)

      3. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and StaySafeOnline

      4. Center for Internet Security (CIS)

      5. Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

      6. National Institute of

      7. Federal Trade Commission - Cybersecurity tools https://www.bulkorder.ftc.gov/publications

      8. University of Illinois Center of Excellence “Cyber Secure Dashboard”

      9. Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

      10. Identifies and recommends other free training tools for small business cyber safety.

    7. Interns must participate in live Zoom cybersecurity fundamentals classes and one-on-one advising appointments, providing assessment and training related to small business equipment, software, and explanation of cybersecurity basics in language easy to comprehend.

    8. Assists other SBDC advisers and staff as needed and directed.

    9. Participates in the testing and evaluation of new end-user technology safety solutions.

    10. Consults with and makes recommendations to small businesses on selection of hardware, software, and cloud-based products to address business requirements (utilizing the updated Small Business Tools handout).

    Outcomes from Internship:

    With Covid-19 impacts, focus of the internship will be on developing digital tools and an expanded toolbox/knowledge base to ensure SAFE ACCESS to "virtual working" environments.

    Utilizing Bloom's Cognitive Domain, learning outcomes will be in the areas

    of increased Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. As a result of this internship, students will be able to:

    • Analyze, compare, and rate existing Cybersecurity web sites and tools, adapting and combining to meet new Covid-19 standards for virtual operations

      Propose and then compose, illustrate, diagram and produce written and digital cybersecurity training tools.

    • Translate and interpret technical knowledge into written, verbal, individual and group communications and classes

    • Discuss, describe and demonstrate safety measures to protect devices and data while using the Internet

    • Teach and demonstrate how to employ highly technical measures to individuals and groups of all ages and backgrounds.

    Qualifications:

    • Applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in an advanced technology digital certificate or degree program at MHCC both prior to and during the internship.

    • This internship requires the use of a desktop or laptop computer with access to Internet, a web camera, Windows and Word/PowerPoint/Excel (or similar Google services).

    • If applicant is seeking MHCC credit for this internship, the position requires you to contact your instructional adviser for approval of WE280 CAB Internship Credit.

    • You will be required to provide weekly progress reports to the SBDC Cybersecurity Coordinator, in addition to periodic updates to your faculty adviser.

    • The position requires excellent communications, both written and verbal.

    • Must be willing to expand and build personal “soft skills” to augment technical knowledge. These include written and oral communication skills, team-work, project management, presentation skills (and acceptance of constructive feedback), organization, scheduling, promptness, proactive weekly communication, professional dress, and customer focus.

    • Ability to schedule 3 (three) 2-hour blocks of time weekly (Monday-Friday) with your availability to meet with the Coordinator, other advisers and small businesses for training and events. (This schedule will be set adapted around your MHCC classes.)

    • You will work with the SBDC Cybersecurity Coordinator and Gerri Raisanen to schedule/maintain and monitor updates for meetings. You will be required to check your e mail/phone every morning for coordination for daily changes.

    • Applicants should be able to demonstrate Intermediate-level knowledge of a wide variety of technologies to effectively support instruction of cybersecurity measures to protect small business equipment and data.

    • Knowledge base must include use of Zoom, computing devices, operating systems, network technologies, printers and peripherals, and a variety of word processing, spreadsheet, email and database applications (desktop, client- server, browser-based, etc.)

    • Experience working in a customer service or team training role will be helpful.

    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

      Working Conditions:

      During Covid-19 campus closure, work performed requires the use of:

      • Desktop or laptop computer with access to Windows applications

      • Internet connection

      • Telephone

      • Video camera for Zoom meetings

      • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (and/or use of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Presentation tools)

    When campus activities resume, the work requires transportation to the Mt. Hood SBDC site, located on 187th and Stark Street.

    Must be able to work a fixed schedule per academic term, via Zoom/phone, and in individual or group meetings, as well as independent work to conduct research, write, edit, create and produce your own cybersecurity safety education tools.

    How to Apply: For the initial application, please e mail your professional resume and a one-page letter stating your interest and qualifications (less than 250 words) to Ruth.Swain@mhcc.edu. Be sure to include any professional certifications or experience in your resume.

    Ruth Swain is a part-time employee at MHCC’s Small Business Development Center, and is the point of contact in helping to facilitate this internship.

    Wage: $16/hour