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  • How do I apply for this position?

    There is no application for this position. Instead, candidates are nominated by our partners in academic departments based on academic achievement and leadership qualities. These nominated candidates are then invited to interview for the Learning Community Mentor role.

  • What is the time commitment for this position?

    Learning Community Mentors will typically work between 5-10 hours a week. This is divided between staff meetings, program events, and desk shifts. Staff meetings with the Learning Community Coordinator will take place once per week on Mondays at 4 PM, typically lasting an hour. Mentors will also be required to work a desk shift in one of the residence halls on Thursdays from 6-9 PM, as well as one weekend shift each semester.

  • May I miss student staff training if I have a scheduling conflict?

    Student Staff Training will have to be your priority during this week! If you encounter a conflict, you are expected to communicate to your supervisor who will work with you to submit a training absence request form.

  • Will my financial aid be affected if hired?

    If you receive financial aid, your aid package MAY be affected by the scholarship awarded. Please check with One Stop Services to determine if accepting a position will change your aid package.

  • How will I be notified about my candidate status?

    All candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are sent an email for an interview. Once the interview process concludes and decisions are made, candidates are notified electronically via their UAB email. There are three types of letters that a candidate may receive:

    • Position Offer Letter: Offers are sent to the top candidates. Once an offer is accepted by the deadline given, additional information will be gathered to complete required employment documents, some will be online, and others are to be printed and returned to the Residence Life Office.
    • Alternate List Offer Letter: When there are more qualified candidates than positions available, which is typically the case, candidates are offered an alternate status that must be accepted or declined. Those who accept the alternate status will be contacted to fill staff vacancies as they occur. The alternate pool is not ranked, candidates are selected based on their ability to fill a particular position. If the alternate pool is exhausted, the position will be advertised, and new applications will be accepted.
    • No Offer Letter: Candidates that are not extended an offer will receive notification of this decision. These candidates are encouraged to participate in our Be a Better Candidate workshop to receive constructive feedback and to reapply for future position postings.

  • What is the GPA Requirement for this position?

    LCMs are required to have and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA throughout the term of their employment. To begin employment, new employees must meet the same GPA requirements and be in good standing with the university.

  • What skills and qualifications are you looking for in LCM candidates?

    The LCM job description will help you gain a better understanding of the position and what skills or experiences we look for in applicants. Check them out by clicking the “Job Description” tab on the navigation bar above.

  • Do I need to live on campus for this position?
    Yes, all Learning Community Mentors are required to have a valid housing contract with UAB for the entire school year. If you do not have one, you will need to complete an upperclass housing application and be accepted for the academic year of your prospective employment. This will be confirmed before you are offered a position.