SMART Team Leader


SMART Team Leader

Brief Description


$10.25 per hour/ Up to 10 hours per week

Please note: This compensation is taxable.

Employment Term

Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year will open on January 11, 2021.

SMART Team Leader | The Residence Life SMART (Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching) Team Leader is responsible for providing direction, support and leadership for SMART Mentors. In addition, Team Leaders will perform administrative duties within the program (including event planning, implementation and management) and will develop a positive, supportive, helping relationship with Mentees that will facilitate their adjustment to college life at Bowling Green State University.

What is SMART?

The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching Program is a mentoring program designed to help first-year residential students of color - especially those from marginalized populations - transition successfully to BGSU.

Learn more about SMART

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have served as a SMART Mentor
    Must understand and be able to articulate the additional adjustments to college life that minoritized populations face at BGSU.
  • Must have and maintain a 2.5 term and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student and live on campus.
  • Available on weekends and evenings to accommodate evening activities, meetings and programs.
  • Cannot currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation.
  • Cannot currently be on Residential, Academic or University Conduct Probation.
  • Must be able to work well in a group setting with people of diverse beliefs, backgrounds and personalities; demonstrate high ethical standards and strong character; and serve as a role model/positive example of a BGSU student.

SMART Team Leader Job Duties

  • Participate in all assigned Residence Life/SMART Trainings and Professional Development
  • Attend weekly SMART Meetings (Roundtables/All-SMART), Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Commit to developing a positive, supportive relationship with all Residence Life Staff and Mentees
  • Lead a team of SMART Mentors in developing and executing events for Mentees
    • Conduct regular planning meetings with Mentor team members
    • Compile weekly reports detailing team Mentors' interactions with their Mentees
  • Build positive bonds and relationships among SMART Staff
  • Supervise and lead a team of SMART Mentors in developing and executing events for Mentees
  • Meet one-on-one with the SMART Program/Graduate Coordinators weekly throughout the year
  • Meet with the SMART Program/Graduate Coordinator weekly as Team Leaders
  • Adhere to the SMART Program requirements and expectations of SMART Program/Graduate Coordinators, including:
    • Providing committee updates
    • Managing paperwork
    • Overseeing programs/events
    • Performing all duties of a Mentor (as necessary)
  • Follow guidelines/rules in the Community Living Standards (if applicable) and the Student Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Process 2021-2022 Academic School Year

January 11 - January 22Accepting Applications
January 11 - January 22(Current Staff Only) Intent to Return form 
January 26 - January 29Interviews with Professional and Graduate Staff
February 15Notification letters will be sent to candidates

Virtual Information & Resume Building Sessions

January 12 at 10 amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 13 at 4 pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 14 at 11amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 14 at 3pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 15 at 2pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 17 at 4pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 18 at 12pmVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 21 at 10:30amVirtual Information Session - Join Zoom Session
January 21 at 12:15pmResume Review Workshop - Join Zoom 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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