ACCESS/TRIO SSS Lead 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.

Job Description:

  • Serve as a mentor to 10-14 first year students and meet with each student once a week for 30 minutes (5-7 hours/week).
  • Meet at least once every two weeks with your students' advisor (1 hour/biweekly).
  • Supervise weekly APP Hours (group time) for your students (2 hours/week)
  • Participate in bi-weekly trainings throughout the semester in the following areas (1.5 hours/biweekly).

The Lead Mentor has the following additional weekly requirements:

  • Meet with all advisors as part of the programs' administrative meeting
  • Meet with the Assistant Directors of ACCESS and TRIO SSS biweekly to plan trainings and discuss any concerns
  • Lead biweekly trainings with the support of professional staff
  • Help manage two social media accounts and create content and flyers as needed
  • Update Google drive and calendar with reports, schedules, training materials, etc.


  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program at Appalachian. Preference for graduate studies related to education, counseling, or student development
  • Evidence of academic excellence
  • Desire to get to know and help first year students
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to keep organized records
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good managerial skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

Lead Graduate Student Mentor earns ~$16.67/hr ($5000/semester) and the time commitment is approximately 20 hours/week.

How to apply:
Full Job Description:

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




Contact Name: 
Claire LeMoine
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2023