Job Information

University of Utah PATHS Mentor (tutor) Work-Study in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN14138N

Job Title Tutor

Working Title PATHS Mentor (tutor) Work-Study

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 8 - 12 hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Mentors will work a maximum of 40 hours per month ranging from 8 – 12 hours each week depending on the program schedule. Working hours will consist of tutoring, team meetings, monthly field trips and cohort meetings, and some administrative duties.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 02203 - Youth & Personal Enrichment

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

The PATHS (Providing Access Throughout High School) program is a cohort-based college access program for underrepresented and upcoming first-generation high school students. The goal of PATHS is for students to achieve high school success and college readiness. Students participate year-round starting the summer before their freshmen year of high school until graduation. The program provides access to university resources and a learning community to prepare students for post-secondary success.

PATHS is looking for mentors to be experienced and trusted advisors who form supportive, coaching relationships and assist students in completing high school and applying for college. Mentors are expected to:

  • Create supportive and enriching experiences for students
  • Help students manage academics and homework
  • Guide students on time management and other study skills
  • Share advice and knowledge about high school and college

Mentors will be working directly with PATHS students (grades 9-12) during weekly afterschool in-person tutoring hours to take place in public libraries and community centers around the Salt Lake Valley including, but not limited to:

  • Day-Riverside Branch SLCPL
  • Hartland Partnership Center
  • Hunter Library
  • Kearns Library

Mentors will receive training and orientation including mandatory Youth Protection Training.


  • Set tutoring hours twice per week for a minimum of 2 hours each day.
  • Plan and chaperone monthly Saturday engagement events (October – May).
  • Track student progress and data as applies to program activities.
  • Work with fellow mentors to deliver program curriculum during the school year.
  • Attend mandatory weekly team meetings.
  • Provide their own transportation to and from their assigned community site or engagement activity.
  • Conduct themselves professionally and represent the program while complying with all the rules of partner sites and activities.
  • Be positive role models to students.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required.

The incumbent will be required to pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) Background check

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

This job posting is only available to University of Utah students who have been awarded a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.


  • Commit to the program for fall and spring semester.
  • Have at least 1 year of experience in a college-setting.
  • Have an interest in positive youth development and/or youth mentoring.
  • Majors in education, social work, psychology, sociology, or other related fields.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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