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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Keep all information about student-athletes strictly confidential.
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
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
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.
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.
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.