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Academic Mentor (Wage)

Charlottesville

Academic Mentor (Wage)

  • R0043582
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Educational Resources
  • The University of Virginia
The Academic Mentor/Tutor meets with their assigned student(s) on a regular schedule (in person sessions) to assist student-athletes with course specific knowledge and/or develop weekly comprehensive academic tasks in order to enhance basic study skills techniques such as organization, reading, time management, note-taking, working with faculty, etc.
Academic Mentors/Tutors receive training from the Academic Affairs staff on the CAST framework for mentoring sessions, academic task development, and support strategies specific to course curriculum.
Areas of student support include, but are not limited to, all reading material, preparing for exams, preparing for written assignments, and preparing for discussion sections. Academic Mentors/Tutors will be asked to work with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and to build a strong relationship with student-athletes.

UVA Athletics Academic Affairs seeks a diverse candidate pool of Academic Mentors for the Spring 2023 semester to support student-athletes in building essential skills to achieve academic success. Qualified applicants will become a member of the Cavalier Academic Support Team (CAST).

Academic Mentors meet with their assigned student(s) on a regular schedule (two to four times a week; however, this can vary) to develop weekly comprehensive academic tasks and enhance basic study skills techniques such as organization, reading, time management, note-taking, working with faculty, etc.

Academic Mentors receive training from the Academic Affairs staff on the CAST framework for mentoring sessions, academic task development, and support strategies specific to course curriculum.

Areas of student support include, but are not limited to, all reading material, preparing for exams, preparing for written assignments, and preparing for discussion sections. Academic mentors will be asked to work with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and to build a strong mentor/mentee relationship with student-athletes. Focus during a mentoring session is placed on teaching skills which are directly applicable to current assignments, yet also relevant to future coursework.

Academic Mentor Responsibilities:
  • Comply with all NCAA and ACC rules and regulations as well as the UVA Honor Code guidelines through continuous training.
  • Conduct structured sessions following the CAST mentor framework.
  • Meet with designated students as assigned to develop foundational skills.
  • Read course syllabi and build comprehensive academic tasks.
  • Complete timely session reports via the Athletics Academic Affairs reporting system.
  • Communicate with Academic Affairs staff regarding any issues or concerns with student performance.
  • Establish professional working relationship with student-athletes and the Athletics Academic Affairs Staff.
  • Attend orientation and ongoing training sessions.
  • Monitor student progress and report to the appropriate constituents.
  • Commit to at least four hours of work a week and one full academic semester.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Academic Mentoring Program Hours: Sessions take place between 8am-10pm. Availability at least four days a week with evening hours is preferred.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 4-20 hours based on availability and student need

Required Applicant Materials: To apply, please submit an application online through Workday and attach a current CV/Resume and a list of three references.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.T his position will require an Education Verification and Criminal Background Check.

Position Compensation Range: Compensation is based on level of education and will range from $15.00-$17.00 Hourly.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One-year experience with teaching, advising, tutoring or mentoring. Volunteer experience and experience as a student will be considered.
  • Successful applicants must have strong communication skills, be highly-organized, able to maintain confidentiality, able to maintain academic integrity, and able to work independently.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with students in higher education.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with teaching, advising, tutoring or mentoring.
  • Experience working with student-athletes.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. All sessions will primarily take place in person with select virtual sessions for the Spring 2023 semester.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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