Utah State University

TRIO Student Support Services Academic Support Mentor

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/29/2021 4:17 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
14.5 - 29 Hours per week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour


The primary function of the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Academic Support Mentor is to provide guidance and support to USU Blanding TRIO Student Support Services students based on their unique academic developmental needs. Candidates will mentor students in study cycle strategies, financial literacy and online tutoring in order to increasing student retention and graduation rates. Two (2) positions are available.


  • Become a source of encouragement and support to TRIO Student Support Services students.
  • Assist students in improving academic achievement either in a group or individually by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning difficulties, improve study strategies, and assist with use of online tutoring resources.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate, and complete records of student contacts and progress.
  • Assist with time management strategies for students who are struggling to balance schoolwork with other responsibilities.
  • Meet with TRIO Student Support Services Advisor and/or Director regularly.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a solid academic background in Math, Science, and/or English.
  • Must have superb analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Must be available to tutor after school hours and some evenings.
  • Friendly, patient, encouraging and sensitive to a diversity of students.
  • Candidates must have access to reliable transportation to and from the mentoring site.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Navajo or Spanish.
  • Bachelor's degree in math, science, or English.
  • Preference to applicants from socio-economic backgrounds similar to participants.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

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

2.Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


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

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour


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.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 visit https://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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