Academic Mentor (Wage)

Job Details

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-09-10
Req: R0026474
UVA Athletics Academic Affairs seeks a diverse candidate pool of Academic Mentors for the Fall 2021 semester to support student-athletes in building essential skills to achieve academic success. Qualified applicants will become a member of the Cavalier Academic Support Team (CAST).

Academic Mentors meet with their assigned student(s) on a regular schedule (in person or virtual sessions two to four times a week; however, this can vary) to develop weekly comprehensive academic tasks in order to enhance basic study skills techniques such as organization, reading, time management, note-taking, working with faculty, etc.

Academic Mentors receive training from the Academic Affairs staff on the CAST framework for mentoring sessions, academic task development, and support strategies specific to course curriculum.

Areas of student support include, but are not limited to, all reading material, preparing for exams, preparing for written assignments, and preparing for discussion sections. Academic mentors will be asked to work with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds and to build a strong mentor/mentee relationship with student-athletes. Focus during a mentoring session is placed on teaching skills which are directly applicable to current assignments, yet also relevant to future coursework.

Academic Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all NCAA and ACC rules and regulations as well as the UVA Honor Code guidelines through continuous training.
  • Conduct structured sessions following the CAST mentor framework.
  • Meet with designated students as assigned to develop foundational skills.
  • Read course syllabi and build comprehensive academic tasks.
  • Complete timely session reports via the Athletics Academic Affairs reporting system.
  • Communicate with Academic Affairs staff regarding any issues or concerns with student performance.
  • Establish professional working relationship with student-athletes and the Athletics Academic Affairs Staff.
  • Attend orientation and ongoing training sessions.
  • Monitor student progress and report to the appropriate constituents.
  • Commit to at least four hours of work a week and one full academic semester.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Academic Mentoring Program Hours: Sessions take place between 8am-10pm. Availability at least four days a week with evening hours are preferred.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 4-20 hours based on availability and student need

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at and attach a current CV/Resume. Search on requisition number: R0026474.

Position Compensation Range: Compensation is based on level of education and will range from $13.00-$15.00 Hourly.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will require an Education Verification, Criminal and International Background Check (FSAKA).

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One-year experience with teaching, advising, tutoring or mentoring. Volunteer experience and experience as a student will be considered.
  • Successful applicants must have strong communication skills, be highly-organized, able to maintain confidentiality, able to maintain academic integrity, and able to work independently.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working with students in higher education.
  • 3-5 years’ experience with teaching, advising, tutoring or mentoring.
  • Experience working with student-athletes.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers.

All sessions will take place in person and/or virtually for the Fall 2021 semester.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.


UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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