Community Mentor

 Community Mentor Group picture

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. 

Qualifications

The requirements for our CMs are organized into three aspects:

  • program planning and communication
  • community interaction
  • administrative

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 position  
  • 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 Mentors include:  

  • 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 beginning
  • 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:

  • 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

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.
All positions are filled at this time!

Applications are now available!  

In order to complete the application, you will need to have the following information available: 

  • Class schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Anticipated extra-curricular involvement for the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Additional employment/ jobs for 2014-2015 academic year 

You will also need to respond to the following: 

  • Describe a significant leadership moment or experience and what you learned from it.
  • Please give an example of when you provided mentoring and support to a peer.
  • Please describe a situation in which you have led or facilitated a group.  

Priority Deadline, February 7, 2014, positions Open Until Filled.

If you have any questions about becoming an CM, please feel free to email Rebecca Swain at Rebecca.Swain@nau.edu.