Primary Purpose: Our Student-Athlete Mentor Program serves as an individualized academic support program for student-athletes that demonstrate significant academic needs. In conjunction with Student-Athlete Services Staff, Mentors assist student-athletes during individualized meetings. Study hall operates Sunday through Thursday 6-9pm, Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm, and Fridays from 8am-12pm. Study sessions are objective-based and students are given a list of tasks to complete each study session. Completion of objectives is supervised by Student-Athlete Mentors each week. Mentors also assist in a wide scope of academic areas but are expected to be able to do the following:
Assist in developing positive academic behavior.
Enhance academic skills such as note-taking, reviewing, studying, stages of writing, etc.
Help students understand the requirements of assignments.
Communicate progress of student performance to Student-Athlete Services and coaching staff.
Ensure academic integrity by following NCAA bylaws and University of the Pacific Tiger Lore.
Develop long-term plan using semester calendar, syllabi and supplemental class documents.
Review and update long-term plan with assigned student-athletes.
Develop and monitor weekly plan.
Ensure student-athlete is attending tutoring sessions, visiting the writing center, meeting with professors, etc.
Review class notes, make sure books are annotated and highlighted.
Identify needs of student-athlete.
Determine technology needs.
Oversee Student-Athletes in Study Halls and ensure productivity of Study Hall.
Communicate with Student-Athlete Services Staff about student-athletes needs and progress.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least one (1) year of experience working in Student-Athlete Services.
Experience in monitoring student academic progress.
Experience with NCAA bylaws and compliance.
Experience in student learning strategies, study skills, time management skills.
Experience in documenting and communicating student progress to Student-Athlete Services Staff and coaching staff.
Experience working with students ensuring progress towards degree completion.
Experience providing feedback to student-athletes on academic progress.
Preferred Qualifications: .
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands of this position include frequent sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Dependent on class/student assignment the employee may occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 25 pounds. Repetitive bending at the waist as well as kneeling, stooping, crouching to assist students is also required. Employees may reach overhead as well as above the shoulders and horizontally. Dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities or run instructional equipment is required as is hearing and speaking to exchange information, make presentations, hear in a noisy environment and locate the source of a sound. Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor student activities is also required.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during study hall hours. The study hall operates Sunday through Thursday 6-9pm, Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm, and Fridays from 8am-12pm.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.