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Part Time Graduate Position: Academic Mentor –Learning Services

The University of Michigan Athletics Academic Success Program (ASP) is recruiting graduate students to serve as academic mentors who facilitate learning with student-athletes for the upcoming semester.  We are seeking out individuals who are excited to work with diverse learners as they pursue their Bachelor’s degrees while balancing education and athletics. Mentors do not function as subject tutors but rather generalists who facilitate a positive learning experience for U of M student-athletes while holding students accountable.


Academic Mentor –Learning Services

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of

your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and

experience that directly relate to this position.  All resumes and cover letters should be addressed and

emailed to Lisa Kelly, the Learning Specialist at the Academic Success Program. ljkelly@umich.edu

Job Summary

The Academic Mentor will report to the Learning Specialist who is situated within the Office of Learning

Services within the Academic Success Program in Athletics.  Academic Mentors will meet with at-risk

student-athletes on a consistent basis in order to improve their study skills and basic skills.  The ideal

mentor would be personable, positive, and focused on assisting student-athletes with achieving their

academic objectives while maintaining appropriate boundaries.  The mentor will be exposed to

confidential information; therefore, all work with students is highly confidential.  Mentors will be

expected to effectively communicate with all Academic Counselors and the Learning Specialist.

Learning Services is looking for mentors who are excited to work with diverse learners as they pursue

their Bachelor’s degrees while balancing education and athletics.   Mentors do not function as subject

tutors but rather generalists who facilitate a positive learning experience for U of M student-athletes

while holding students accountable.  Teaching experience and/or experience within an educational

setting working with students diagnosed with learning disabilities and/or ADHD is preferred.   It is

mandatory that all mentors function within the rules and regulations defined by the NCAA and Big 10.

Responsibilities*

 Work one-to-one with at-risk student-athletes within a planned program of academic support.

 Facilitate student understanding and independence in time management, note taking, and

written and oral communication skills.

 Write daily session reports and end-of-semester evaluations.

 Communicate with students, the Learning Specialist, Academic Counselors, and administrators

in an appropriate manner.

 Promptly respond to all telephone calls and emails from the Learning Specialist, Academic

Counselors, and all other UM Athletic Department personnel.

 Follow professional code of conduct and adhere to all NCAA and Big 10 rules.

 Complete all required online and in-person mentor training prior to working with student-

athletes, and attend bi-weekly mentor meetings.

 Demonstrate knowledge of and abide by all ASP tutorial rules and regulations.

 Demonstrate knowledge of and abide by all applicable NCAA and Big 10 compliance rules and

regulations.

 Keep all information about student-athletes strictly confidential.

Required Qualifications*

 Knowledge of and experience with motivating diverse learners and facilitating their pursuit of

academic and personal success.

 Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited postsecondary institution; teaching certificate

preferred.

 Personable, understanding, and patient.

 Previous teaching and mentoring experience preferred.

 Ability to work with diverse populations of learners at various skill levels.

Schedule: 10-20 hours per week. Hours may be a combination of days and nights, including some

Sunday hours. Saturdays are off.

Compensation - $11.00 to $15.00 per hour based on experience

Future Opportunities

There are internship positions available for qualified candidates.  You will be eligible for an internship

after you have completed one semester of successful mentoring.  Internships will give you an

opportunity to supervise mentors, run student seminars, present professional development material at

mentor meetings, and attend meetings with the Learning Specialist.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a

contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background

checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting

boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.