ACCESS/TRIO SSS Graduate Student Mentor

Graduate Assistantship


The TRIO SSS (Student Support Services) and ACCESS Scholarship programs provide individualized, supportive, and engaging opportunities for interaction between the graduate mentor and first-year students from low income/first generation backgrounds.

Position Description:

  • Serve as a mentor to 12-14 first year students and meet with each student once a week for 30 minutes (6-7 hours/week).
  • Facilitate weekly group mentoring/Professional Development Opportunities for your students in collaboration with TRIO SSS/ACCESS staff (2 hours/week).
  • Participate in bi-weekly trainings throughout the semester in the following areas (1.5 hours/biweekly).
  • Meet at least once every two weeks with your students' advisor (1 hour/biweekly).


  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program at Appalachian. Preference for graduate studies related to education, counseling, or student development
  • Evidence of academic success
  • Desire to get to know and help first year students
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to keep organized records
  • Good communication skills

Graduate Student Mentors earn ~$16.67/hr ($2500/semester) and the time commitment is approximately 10 hours/week.

Possible Positions:
4-7 positions available per academic year

How to apply:
Full ACCESS-TRIO SSS Graduate Student Mentor Job Description:

Review of materials and interviews will occur mid-April 2023.




Contact Name: 
Claire LeMoine
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023