Academic Mentor

Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Academic Mentor

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The University is initiating a newly awarded federally funded Trio Educational Talent Search Program (ETS).

Program Description

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the postsecondary application process. Talent Search also encourages persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The Academic Mentor identifies, recruits, and serves a caseload of 125 participants; provides mentoring, tutoring, academic, college, career, financial aid advising and other individual technical assistance to encourage high school graduation, college enrollment, and degree attainment.

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

Job Responsibilities:

Manage caseload of approximately 125 project participants
Recruit, screen, select and assess the needs of project participants (Middle and High School students grades 6-12)
Maintain detailed student files with proper documentation of student eligibility for each student
Conduct individual and group counseling activities related to college admissions and financial aid (federal aid, scholarships, etc) in target schools and local community agencies
Coordinate and conduct visits to college campuses
Collaborate with school staff (e.g., Counselors, Principal, Teachers, Assistant Principals, etc.) to meet specific school needs
Coordinate College & Career Fairs, arranging for guest speakers, organizing senior assemblies, and other related activities
Assist students with college exam registration and requirements
Create and maintain student and project files
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Current enrollment in postsecondary institution or baccalaureate degree
Successful completion of core subjects with grade B or higher
Experience working with middle and/ or high school students with diverse backgrounds
Experience tutoring math and English/ Language Arts
Experience mentoring youth one on one and in groups
Knowledge of A-G requirements
Experience advising students
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to prioritize workload
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
Bilingual in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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