Student-Athlete Mentor

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Student-Athlete Mentor
Classification Title Student Services Professional IA
Job Summary

The Student-Athlete Mentoring Program is part of the Student-Athlete Resource Center’s Life Skills & Student-Athlete Development Program. Student-Athlete Mentors provide extra academic support to student-athletes to improve their retention and graduation rates.

Student-Athlete mentors will meet with each of their assigned students at least once a week to review their academic progress. In these meetings, the mentor will discuss and review the student’s academic progress by reviewing their coursework, syllabi, study skills, time management, class attendance, assignments, and tests. Mentors may also provide tutoring as needed.

Mentors will report their students’ academic progress, meeting attendance, and other pertinent information to the Coordinator of Life Skills & Student-Athlete Development.

FLSA Hourly/Int - This position may be eligible for health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to FLSA. Employees who are determined to be eligible for health benefits will be notified by the Benefits Office.
Classification Salary Range

$3,149-$3,852 monthly

Hiring Range $18.17 per hour
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? Yes
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Hourly Intermittent
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Flexible Schedule; Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00AM-5:00PM. Hours and days may vary based on department needs.
Department Information

The Student Athlete Resource Center (SARC) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and is Sacramento State’s one-stop shop for supporting NCAA Division 1 student athletes and coaches in several services and support areas. The SARC provides admission processing, initial and continuing eligibility certification, academic resources and advising, NCAA compliance education and monitoring, life skills and student development programming, tutoring and mentoring support, and NCAA related academic data collection for the coaching staff, athletic administration, and 500+ student athletes competing in our 21 team Intercollegiate Athletic program. Primarily located in Lassen Hall, with compliance satellite offices in the Athletics Center and the Broad Fieldhouse, the SARC staff supports student athletes starting from the recruitment process through their graduation.

SARC provides student athletes with comprehensive academic advising, in-depth student mentoring, individualized tutoring and other campus-wide resources to obtain skills necessary for achieving their academic and professional goals. SARC also provided rules education, eligibility certification and compliance monitoring on NCAA and affiliated conference rules and requirements for students, coaches, staff and the external community. Outreach sessions were offered to seven different outside agencies/schools this academic year.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the basic principles of individual and group behavior; research and observation techniques for the purpose of recording, classifying, and interpreting factual information; and the techniques and methods of interviewing.
Ability to gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences and interviews; clearly express ideas and recommendations orally; write clear and concise reports; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and faculty.

None required.

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public or business administration or a job-related field. Specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
1. Ability to provide effective student services such as advising, tutoring, counseling, or other related duties in a college setting.
2. Ability to interact professionally and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff and administrators.
3. Effective communication skills in-person, on the phone and via online systems
4. Ability to maintain composure and professionalism while providing direct service to students, even in difficult situations
5. Demonstrated thorough knowledge of English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Preferred Qualifications

6. Knowledge/experience in collegiate Athletics and NCAA compliance

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Not Applicable
Conflict of Interest

Not Applicable

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0043P
Number of Vacancies Pool
Open Date 07/05/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 07/20/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Professional References preferred.

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation