Resident Success Mentor


SMART Mentor


$10.50 per hour/ Up to 15 hours per week

Please note: This compensation is taxable.

Employment Term

Applications for the 2022-2023 Academic School Year will open on January 10, 2022.

Brief Description

Resident Success Mentor | Serves as the first line of contact for first year residential students. The Resident Success Mentor is responsible for developing a positive, supportive relationship with students, providing leadership and guidance in helping them adjust to life as a college student. The Resident Success Mentor is also responsible for event planning, implementation, and management.

This person should be able to demonstrate effective skills in time management, organization, and interpersonal communication and must be sensitive to the needs of others. This position will work an average of 15 hours a week.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The Resident Success Mentor must be a full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) enrolled student.
  • The Resident Success Mentor must maintain a semester and cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above at all times.
  • The Resident Success Mentor must not be currently on Residential or University disciplinary probation.
  • Resident Success Mentor applicants intending to live on campus will be given preference, but on-campus residency is not required.

Resident Success Mentor Job Duties

  • Communicate with assigned mentees at least once weekly and on an as-needed basis
  • Meet one-on-one with assigned mentees, including at least two interactions a month
  • Organize and lead a monthly small group meeting/event with assigned mentees
  • Complete weekly reports detailing interactions with mentees
  • Assist mentees with academic resources and referrals


  • Maintain approximately 5 hours of dedicated office time per week to assist students requesting in-person appointments, virtual meetings, or digital communication (email, text, etc.). Examples of student issues include help with time management, study skills, organization, test-taking skills, study group strategies, understanding a syllabus, using Canvas, etc.
  • Conduct outreach with assigned students via phone, email, or text who may be facing additional barriers such as difficulty registering for courses, academic early alerts from staff and faculty, or other referrals from ORL and campus partners.


  • Plan 1-2 small events per semester to engage assigned mentees
  • Assist with planning or facilitating 1-2 workshops/ongoing events to engage the residential population in student success topics
  • Work collaboratively with ORL student and professional staff to assist with floor or hall programming relevant to student success


  • Attend weekly Resident Student Success meetings on Wednesdays from 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
  • Participate in virtual and in-person training and ongoing development sessions throughout the semester
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Graduate Resident Success Coordinator and in-hall staff, as needed
  • Assist with ORL student staff recruitment by nominating students, conducting information sessions, and interviews

Application Process for 2022-2023 Academic School Year

Monday, January 10 - Friday, January 21Accepting Applications*
Monday, January 10 - Friday, January 21(Current Staff Only) Intent to Return Form 
Monday, January 24 - Friday, January 28Interviews with Residence Life Staff

* The day of, this will become a hyperlink to the application.

Information Sessions & Workshops

Monday, January 10 at 4 pmVirtual: Session
Wednesday, January 12 at 5 pmMath Science 240Apps and Wraps
Thursday, January 13 at 6 pmVirtual: Session
Thursday, January 13 at 6 pmMath Science 241Apps and Wraps*
Monday, January 17 at 4 pmVirtual: Session
Tuesday, January 18 at 1 pmMath Science 240Apps and Wraps
Thursday, January 20 at 4 pmVirtual: Session
Thursday, January 20 at 7 pmKuhlin Center 206Apps and Wraps

*Candidates who are only interested in the Resident Success Mentor position should attend this session.

Please note: All position information, including the compensation, are subject to change. The information provided on this page is a reflection of the current academic school year position. If you have any questions about the Application Process, please email us at Thank you for your interest in the position!

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Updated: 01/12/2022 09:51AM