A Community Mentor (CM) is a student who works with freshmen
learning community students living together in a Freshman Connections hall and
who works as a peer mentor and resource for their LC students.
Read more about the Community Mentor's responsibilities
Community Mentors are responsible for:
- helping freshmen students have a smoother transition to the NAU campus
- connecting them with students living in the learning community who are sharing the same academic major or area of interest.
- introducing them to campus resources and the NAU community
- meeting regularly with their learning community students as a group and individually
- planning academic and social programs with the students for their community
- assisting the learning community students to interact with faculty in their major
- help learning community students resolve concerns
- for a complete listing of CM responsibilities see the CM Job Description
CMs are hired for the academic year (August – May) and receive pay of $10 per hour and $50 in dining dollars each semester.
The requirements for our CMs are organized into three aspects:
- program planning and communication
- community interaction
Read more about the requirements in the CM Job Description.
Community Mentors are
also required to:
- have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point
average at the end of the semester prior to their applying for the
- be returning to the mountain campus for the entire
academic year (2014-15)
- have lived in a residence hall at some point during
their time at NAU (Please note: CM’s do not have to currently live on
campus in order to be considered for the position)
Employment requirements for Community
- Signing a one academic year contract
- Successful completion (Pass/Fail) of a one-credit, 8
week mentoring class during the spring prior to their beginning the role
- Attending a 3-day training in August prior to classes
- Limiting outside activities (e.g. clubs, organizations)
and additional employment to no more than 10 hours per week in the fall
and 15 hours per week in the spring
Other employment requirements include:
The following Residential Learning Communities are available for the 2014-2015 academic year. PLEASE NOTE: Major based Learning Communities require you to have that major.
- a positive attitude
- strong communication skills
- commitment to helping others
- commitment to celebrating our differences and our
similarities, and building respectful and inclusive communities
- good time management and organizational skills
- willingness to grow and learn
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (Majors: Biology)
BIOMEDICAL PROFESSIONS/PRE-MED (Majors: Biology, Biomedical Science, Exercise Science, Psychology, Microbiology, Chem-Pre-Health Professions)
BUSINESS (Majors: Management, Marketing, CIS, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Bus. Prep)
CAL SECONDARY EDUCATION (Any BSED major in College of Arts & Letters)
ECO HOUSE (Majors: Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, any major)
EDUCATION HOUSE (Majors: Elementary Education, Elem-Special Education, Early Childhood Education)
ENGINEERING (Majors: Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering-Undecided)
ENGLISH (Majors: English)
FORESTRY (Majors: Forestry)
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (Majors: Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, School PE Health, Fitness & Wellness, Speech Science Technology)
HRM (Majors: Hotel Restaurant Management, International Hospitality Management)
LEADERSHIP (Majors: any major)
OUTDOOR RECREATION (Majors: Parks & Recreation Management, any major)
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY (Majors: Physics & Astronomy, Physics & Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering Physics, Physical Science)
PRE-LAW (Majors: Philosophy Politics & Law, Philosophy, Politics, International Affairs, History, Political Science, Business, Communication, Economics, Criminal Justice, Applicants pursuing law school preferred))
PSYCHOLOGY (Majors: Psychology)
SECONDARY EDUCATION MATH & SCIENCE (Majors: Secondary Education in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Physics majors)
SEED (Majors: Politics& International Affairs, Anthropology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, Applied Indigenous Studies, Humanities, Arts, Religion, Criminal Justice, Undecided)
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (Majors: Visual Communications)
Applications are now available!
In order to complete the application, you will need to have the
following information available:
schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year
extra-curricular involvement for the 2014-2015 academic year
employment/ jobs for 2014-2015 academic year
You will also need to respond to the following:
a significant leadership moment or experience and what you learned from it.
give an example of when you provided mentoring and support to a peer.
describe a situation in which you have led or facilitated a group.
To begin the application process, click here.
due on January 20, 2013 by 5:00p.m.
If you have any questions about becoming an CM, please feel free to email Rebecca Swain at Rebecca.Swain@nau.edu.