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									                                 Community Mentor Job Description
                                   Business Learning Community
The Community Mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership in the Business Learning Community.
Community Mentors support the goals of the Learning Community program by assisting students with their transition
to the university, and connecting them with faculty and peers within their areas of interest. The Business Learning
Community is an academic year program. Approximately 24 first-year men and women from all majors may participate.

The success of the Community Mentor in this role is enhanced by their ability to live on campus. Given that, in the event
of similar qualifications among candidates, the person’s choice of housing (on-campus versus off) may be taken into
consideration.

The Community Mentor and the Resident Assistant (who lives on the floor with the learning community members) are
key staff members who work together to develop a community conducive to student success. They do this by
encouraging positive behaviors and addressing behaviors that are detrimental to the individual and/or community. Like
all residents, the Community Mentor must support the Department of Residence Life policies and has a responsibility as
a citizen and community member to challenge negative behaviors.

Qualifications:

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

       Minimum grade point average of 3.0
       Juniors, Seniors (by fall 2010) are preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered
       Strong interpersonal skills
       Knowledge of the Major and College
       Self-motivation

Responsibilities:

Communication/Community Building

       Maintain participant email list and provide information about the learning community to all members through
        this list.
       Meet weekly with community members as a group on their floor or wing in the residence hall.
       Meet individually with students 2-3 times a semester (minimally) within the LC. (NOTE: During the first month
        of the fall semester, a primary focus of the meeting will be on the review and distribution back to the student of
        their Freshman Outreach Profile (FOP).
       Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer residents to appropriate university
        resources, as the need arises.
       Assist in forming and encouraging peer study groups within the cohort for any common courses the group may
        share.
       Be available for formal and informal interaction with the students in the program.

Activities/Events

       Coordinate one social activity a month for the program participants.
       Coordinate two academically focused programs pertinent to the community each semester.
       Coordinate an informal advising session (in conjunction with the Gateway Student Success Center and college
        advisement personnel) in the fall and one in the spring if needed.
       Coordinate a minimum of one faculty dinner per semester for community members and faculty within their major
        or area of interest.
       Support the goals established by the department programmatically during the academic year.

Meetings

       Attend a weekly staff meeting with your supervisor for the learning community.
       Attend a bi-weekly one-on-one meeting with your supervisor for the learning community.
       Attend a bi-weekly meeting with the Faculty or Staff Liaison working with the learning community.
       Attend a bi-weekly meeting with the Hall Director in whose hall the learning community is assigned.
       Meet with the RA(s) assigned to your learning community floor a minimum of once a month
       Attend periodic meetings/trainings with Learning Community staff.

Administrative

       Complete a Weekly Worksheet of the work accomplished on behalf of the community.
       Complete and submit payroll on a bi-weekly basis
       Complete other administrative paperwork as assigned (e.g. FOP reports)

Compensation

Community Mentors receive an hourly wage of $8.00/hour and may work up to 12 hours/week in the fall semester and up
to 8 hours/week in the spring. To ensure the success of their own academic progress, Community Mentors are not
allowed to work more than 5-10 hours of either additional employment in another job on or off-campus or participation
in a club/organization in the fall semester, and no more than 10-15 hours of either additional employment in another job
on or off-campus or participation in a club/organization in the spring semester. We encourage CM’s to be mostly
available for their community Sunday – Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (NOTE: These requirements will be
discussed further during the interview portion of the job application.)

Other Requirements

Community Mentors will also be required to participate in the following:

       Spring 2010: Complete all payroll paperwork with the University during and participate in a30 minute training.
        (Dates/Times scheduled on an individual basis) (not paid)
       Spring 2010: Attend a new staff training with Resident Assistants at which time you will meet the hall director
        and staff working in your building in the upcoming academic year on April 18, 2010 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (not
        paid)
       August 2010: Complete the FERPA, Sexual Harassment, and Information Security Essentials tutorials within the
        first 2 weeks of employment (not paid)
       Attend Community Mentor Training on August 27, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (partially paid)

Application Process

Please complete the attached application and sent it to Sue Belatti, Coordinator of Learning Communities, Office of
Residence Life via email at sue.belatti@nau.edu. Following review of all applications, interviews will be scheduled with
those individuals whose applications pass the screening process.

Questions about the Community Mentor position or the application process should be directed to:

                       Sue Belatti, Coordinator of Learning Communities, Office of Residence Life
                                                   Sue.belatti@nau.edu
                                                        523-7614

								
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