Utah State University

Academic Support Mentor (NASNTI)

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/7/2024 6:12 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
up to 25 hours per week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$17.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


The primary function of the Academic Support Mentor is to provide guidance and support to USU Blanding Students based on his/her unique academic developmental needs, increasing student retention and graduation rates.


  • Become a source of encouragement and support to students with academic challenges or at risk of failure as identified by the Student-Centered Platform and the Early Alert Report System.
  • Work with NASNTI Director and the Director of Programs, to identify resources to help students enhance personal development and career growth.
  • Give advice and guidance, share ideas, and provide regular follow-ups to students.
  • Share information and provide input on students’ “mentoring action plan” connecting the student to the appropriate school support services.
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas/concerns about academic and career choices; provide insights into possible opportunities.
  • Work one-on-one with students or groups of students to teach and guide them through homework assignments and test preparation
  • Keep records of students' progress and interventions on the Student Support System for students to complete outside of the tutoring session.
  • Assist with time management strategies for students who are struggling to balance schoolwork with other responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have a solid academic background in Math, Science, and/or English.
  • Have superb analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Be available to tutor after school hours, and some evenings.
  • Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students.
  • Candidates must have access to reliable transportation to and from the tutoring site.
  • Conversant in Navajo language

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Navajo.
  • Bachelor's degree in math, science, or English.

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 to be typed/pasted at the end of your application  


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

Advertised Salary

$17.00 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024


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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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