Academic Peer Mentor


Academic Peer Mentors


$9.25 per hour/ up to 10 - 12 hours per week.

Employment Term

Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year are now open.

Brief Description

Academic Peer Mentor (APM) | The Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member in the Office of Residence Life who works within an assigned residence hall. The Academic Peer Mentor works closely with other groups of students, including their Campus Team (East/West) and is directly responsible to the Graduate Coordinator for Academics (GCA) and the Assistant Director for Academic Support and Assessment. The APM provides individual mentoring to students in the residence hall experiencing academic difficulties.  The APM also assists in planning programs and activities that promote academic success. The APM helps students with understanding a syllabus, understanding Canvas, time management study skills, test-taking skills, organization, note-taking, course registration, online library database skills, stress management, and other academic skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be available 10 hours a week, 2 of which for a weekly Staff Meeting
  • The Academic Peer Mentor must have and maintain a 3.0 term and cumulative GPA
  • The Academic Peer Mentor must be an enrolled student with at least sophomore standing; juniors and seniors preferred
  • The Academic Peer Mentor may not currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation, Student Conduct (Residential/University) Probation, or Academic Probation

APM Job Duties

In-Hall Presence:

  • Create and post academic resources on RRC and Building Bulletin Boards
  • Collaborate with Team Leaders and Campus Team to create academic success literature to distribute in the Residence Halls
  • Maintain 8-10 hours of dedicated office time per week [based on APM availability] to provide assistance for students requesting Walk-In Appointments. Examples of student issues include help with time management, study skills, organization, test-taking skills, study group strategies, understanding a syllabus, using Canvas, etc.


  • Plan 2-3 “All Campus” programs per semester that provide students with information about academic success
  • Create 1-2 Hall specific programs per semester
  • Work collaboratively with the Residence Assistants and Hall Leadership Team to assist in floor programming

Mentorship and Active Outreach

  • Reach out to assigned Case Load students identified as struggling academically.
  • Meet Bi-Weekly with Case Load students to discuss academic success, and address concerns
  • Utilize office hours for walk-in student concern meetings
  • Assist residents with academic resources and referrals on an informal “as-needed” basis
  • Maintain and submit a contact log of interactions with residents

Training and Meetings

  • Attend Academic Peer Mentor training program in August (before the academic year begins)
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Assistant Director, GCA, in-hall staff, and Team Leaders as needed
  • Attend hall staff meeting on a monthly basis (Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00PM)
  • Attend Academic Peer Mentor meetings on biweekly basis (Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM)
  • Attend 2 Formal 1:1 meeting with the Graduate Coordinator of Academics
  • Attend a Professional Development or Leadership Skills meetings once monthly
  • Assist with Academic Peer Mentor recruitment by nominating residents, conducting information sessions, and interviews

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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