Utah State University

Academic Mentor for Student-Athletes

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/20/2022 11:59 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
5 to 10 hours per week
Student Athlete Services
Advertised Salary
$13 per hour
Telework Eligible


The mentor is responsible for working with student - athletes who are experiencing academic difficulties and/or have newly matriculated to Utah State University. 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 own learning.


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 syllabus planner
  5. Reading comprehension/text annotating
  6. Test taking strategies/overcoming test anxiety
  7. Communication skills with faculty
  8. Goal Setting
  9. Information Literacy
  10. Utilizing Academic Success Resources

Mentoring sessions do not include:

  1. Subject tutoring
  2. Personal Counseling
  3. Course Advisement/ Eligibility


Qualifications to be a Mentor


  • Junior, senior or graduate student (students in social work, clinical psychology, counseling, education, family, consumer, human development preferred)
  • External university candidates - in social work, clinical psychology, counseling, education, family, consumer, human development or related fields preferred.
  • External university candidates must have a bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working one-on-one with individuals (preference for those who work or have experience working with students/ persons from underrepresented communities)
  • 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


Job Specifications:

  • If student: Standing: Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  • External university candidate – bachelor’s degree
  • Job does not accept Work Study

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded into the Candidate Profile

2. Unofficial transcript (if a student) to be uploaded under Other Documents 1-10

3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application.


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

Advertised Salary

$13 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

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


*updated 11/2022


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