Utah State University

GEAR UP Mentor

City Price Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/4/2022 11:38 AM)
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
10-15 hours per week
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate on experience and education


Our GEAR UP program is seeking to hire a mentor who has strong written, verbal and communication skills along with problem-solving skills to assist and guide students, as well as provide tutoring to our middle school students with knowledge in all subject areas, especially Math. They will provide and coordinate activities to improve the number of students who have knowledge and experience of different colleges and careers available, encourage high academic achievement in order to obtain goals of attending college and pursuing a career of interest. This is a grant funded position and the continuation of this position is contingent on the availability of grant funds and the successful application of grant awards.


  • Serves as a mentor and positive role model for GU students
  • Assists GU students with homework, summer school, and other academic activities
  • Communicates with GU students/families/guardians via phone, text, or email
  • Promotes GU activities, contributes to GU social media content and GU newsletters
  • Participates in GU training, staff meetings, college campus and career site visits, activities, and events
  • Submits required paperwork, time and efforts logs, and reports according to University and GEAR UP deadlines, policies and practices


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Utah driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university vehicles and transporting materials -in order to complete necessary work-related travel assignments
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills for working with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent critical thinking, decision-making & problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, time management, and leadership skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to work independently since traveling to/from Carbon schools may be required
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to follow FERPA and institutional policies, regulations and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook email, Google Calendar Adobe Acrobat, Mac and/or PC platform 
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Undergraduate program at USU Eastern
  • Currently enrolled USU Eastern or transfer student
  • Fluency in Spanish conversation, reading, and writing
  • Have no active or pending conduct sanctions through the Director of Student's Office

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”

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate on experience and education


This position requires moderate physical effort.  Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position, including lifting up to 25 pounds, walking and standing.  Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

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 discrimination@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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