Academic Peer Mentor Team Leader


$9.18 per hour/ for 34 weeks to be distributed biweekly.

Employment Term

Applications for the 2019-20 Academic School Year open Aug. 27.

Brief Description

Academic Peer Mentor (APM) Team Leader | The APM Team Leader is responsible for fulfilling the duties of an APM, in addition to serving as a leader to 6-8 other APMs. Team Leaders are assigned to one of three clusters of buildings and are expected to serve as the team leader of APMs assigned to those buildings. The Team Leaders hold shifts directly within the residence halls, but also work in the central office with the Graduate Academic Support Coordinator (GASC). They have responsibilities in their assigned hall, as well as within the campus area they are assigned to. - This appointment is for one full academic year.  


Building Clusters:

  • Falcon Heights
  • McDonald Hall
  • Offenhauer Towers
  • Centennial Hall
  • Founders Hall
  • Kohl Hall
  • Kreischer (Ashley & Batchelder)
  • Kreischer (Compton & Darrow)
  • Conklin Hall 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to work 12 hours a week during preferred hours (Sunday – Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m.); with time split between the central office and their assigned building cluster.
  • Must have, and maintain, a 3.0 term and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be an enrolled student with at least Junior standing and have already completed one full year of work as an APM.
  • Cannot currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation, Resident or University Student Conduct Probation or Academic Probation.

APM Job Duties

In-Hall Presence and Programming:

  • Visit all opening floor meetings to discuss the role of the Academic Peer Mentor Team Leader
  • Compose letter to residents introducing the APM role. Send biweekly email newsletter with study tips, academic deadlines, etc.
  • Establish a social media presence and post at least twice per week
  • Create and post academic resources on bulletin boards in the hall, once per month
  • Maintain 8-10 hours of dedicated evening office hours in assigned building cluster (Sunday – Thursday between 6 – 10 p.m., scheduled amongst team of APMs) to provide academic assistance to students in the hall. Examples include: help with time management, study skills, organization, test-taking skills, study group strategies, understanding a syllabus, using Canvas, etc., overseeing Study Table hours in the hall, and facilitating in-hall study groups.
  • Work collaboratively with Hall Staff and Residential Faculty Mentor Program (if applicable)

Individual Mentoring

  • Serve as an “early alert” agent with student academic concerns
  • Meet with students identified as struggling academically one-on-one, per referral from Hall Staff
  • Assist residents with academic resources and referrals on an informal “as needed” basis
  • Maintain and submit a contact log of residents

Training and Meetings

  • Attend Academic Peer Mentor training program in August (before the academic year begins)
  • Attend scheduled meetings with Assistant Director, Graduate Coordinator, in-hall staff, and faculty/staff partner(s) as required
    • Attend hall staff meeting on biweekly basis (Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m.)
    • On the opposite weeks, attend Academic Peer Mentor meetings on biweekly basis (Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m.)
  • Regularly attend residence hall events and initiatives
  • Assist with Academic Peer Mentor recruitment by nominating residents and conducting information sessions and interviews

Leadership and Central Office

  • Assist GASC with campus-wide programming planning and implementation. This will include all programming in the Residential Academic Resource Centers.
  • Manage shift schedule and shift changes for respective area of campus.
  • Complete rounds of their assigned area to ensure that all APMs have reported to shifts and that hall academic spaces are well-maintained.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Spring Training. This may also include the opportunity to present or facilitate a training session.

Application Process

Aug. 27, 2018Application Opens. Apply here today!
Oct. 1, 2018Residence Life Job Fair - Olscamp 101| 6 - 6:30 p.m. -or- 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Nov. 1, 2018Application closes at 11:59 p.m.
Nov. 5 - 9, 2018Round 1: Interview
Nov. 14, 2018Round 2: Peer Interview
Jan. 11, 2019The Intent to Return' form must be turned in - More information will be provided.
Jan. 21 - 25, 2019

Notification letters will be sent to candidates

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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