Utah State University

Academic Mentor for Student-Athlete

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/26/2020 12:22 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2884
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Athletics
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
Athletics
Department
Student Athlete Services
Advertised Salary
Minimum $11 per hour commensurate with experience

Overview

Role of an Academic Mentor

The mentor is responsible for working with students who are experiencing academic difficulties or need guidance with remediation of academic success skills. The mentor’s role is to serve as a supportive resource for student-athletes and provide them with tools and resources to help them mitigate their identified challenges. Mentoring helps student-athletes learn fundamental academic success skills that can help them become more effective at self-regulating their learning. Mentors have contact with student-athletes only during scheduled sessions.

Responsibilities

Depending on the skill development needs of each student-athlete, mentoring sessions may include:

 

1.   Identification of learning styles

2.   Practicing self and time management skills

3.   Academic planning of assignments, quizzes, exams, etc.

4.   Using a planner

5.   Reading comprehension/text annotating

6.   Test-taking strategies/overcoming test anxiety

7.   Developing and understanding communication skills with faculty (but not communicating on behalf of or for the student)

8.   Goal Setting

9.   Information Literacy

10. Utilizing Academic Success Resources

 

Mentoring sessions do not include:

 

1.    In-depth subject-specific tutoring

2.    Being ‘present’ while the student-athlete does homework on their own

3.    Personal Counseling

4.    Course Advisement/ Eligibility

5.    Grade monitoring and tracking 

Qualifications

Qualifications to be a Mentor

  • Education in social work, clinical psychology, counseling, education, human development, or related field; or 1-2 years working with college students and/or degree.
  • Experience working one-on-one with individuals (preference for those who work or have experience working with students/persons from underrepresented communities and/or education impacting disabilities)
  • Must be ethical, responsible and professional
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience as a tutor, teacher, educator, or interest in pursuing a career in human services preferred but not required

Meetings may take place in-person, online, or a hybrid of in-person and online

  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter describing fit to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

 

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $11 per hour commensurate with experience

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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