[New Job Opening] Research Assistant – Wolfe job Vacancy in 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Research Assistant – Wolfe
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.
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Posted Job Title
Research Assistant – Wolfe
Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee – Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary
Recruiting individuals interested in mental health and addressing health disparities for sexual and gender minority populations for a peer mentor/research assistant position.
Job Description
The Supporting Transitions to Adulthood and Reducing Suicide (STARS) Program is recruiting peer mentors to work on a project that provides resources and life skills coaching to sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults. As a Peer Mentor you will be trained in one-on-one coaching, building motivation, and connecting people with community resources.
Peer Mentors will join the STARS study team to be part of the development, launch, and delivery of an app-based peer support program. They will participate in co-creating affirming content to support SGM young adults in navigating life challenges and pursuing wellness in areas including mental health, sexuality, identity, and relationships. Peer Mentors will also be trained to provide peer support to SGM young adults enrolled in the research study through video chat and text.
Ideal candidates will have: strong skills related to mentoring, empathy, and written and verbal communication; previous experience in mentoring, peer education, working with diverse populations; interest/coursework/experience in mental health, public health, or health care. Successful candidates must also be able and willing to talk with peers about topics such as mental health, suicide, sexuality and gender, and discrimination.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, we would appreciate you highlighting experience you have working respectfully with diverse populations, and any previous experience providing mentoring and/or peer support.
Job Location – City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department / School
School of Nursing
Pay Range
$7.25 – $155.75
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements
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