Student Athlete Mentor I (527411)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Education and Training

Job Description


Working Title: Student Athlete Mentor I

Classification Title: Student Services Professional IA

Posting Details

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, May 30th @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position 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 meet with each of their assigned students at least once a week to review their academic progress. In these meetings, the mentor discusses and reviews 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 report their students’ academic progress, meeting attendance, and other pertinent information to the full-time SARC staff.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Range: $21.72 per hour, anticipated hire is at the minimum of the classification salary range

CSU Classification Salary Range: $21.72 per hour - $26.56 per hour

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Salary Grade/Range: 1

Recruitment Type: Temporary (Annually Renewable)

Time Base: Hourly-Intermittent

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: This is a part-time hourly position, at 5 to 20 hours per week depending on case load. Working hours are anticipated primarily between 8am - 1pm, Monday - Friday.

Department Information

Student Athlete Recourse Center (SARC) is responsible for assisting student-athletes in their transition to Sacramento State. Our office becomes the primary resource for student-athletes as we focus on academic advising, NCAA eligibility, mentoring, and retention and graduation efforts.

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

Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge or familiarity in working with, coaching, or mentoring athletes Knowledge of collegiate athletics environments/NCAA compliance

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “ As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement. ” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student success , diversity, equity and inclusion , community engagement , philanthropy , and campus safety .

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code , Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State ? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

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.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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