As-U-R Mentor Application

As-U-R Mentor

Overview of As-U-R

The As-U-R Program at Appalachian State University strives to provide exceptional support to special populations across campus. As-U-R specifically targets students who struggle with executive functioning tasks, and all students admitted to the As-U-R program have been identified as needing support in executive functioning skills such as organization, time management, cognitive flexibility, task initiation, monitoring, and working memory. Approximately 70-80% of students in the As-U-R program have identified learning differences such as ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, processing disorders, anxiety, depression, or other similar diagnoses. As-U-R currently serves approximately 150 students through intensive academic mentoring, accountability measures, specialized content courses, and drop-in style support while working closely with the Student Learning Center and other campus units to ensure students are receiving comprehensive academic support during their academic journey at App State. 


This position allows flexibility in creating your own hours with your caseload of students.  As-U-R Mentors provide intensive weekly academic assistance to As-U-R students.  This includes providing creative solutions for struggling students, organization assistance, weekly planning, and accountability.  

  • Provide academic assistance to As-U-R students 

  • Maintain regular caseload of As-U-R students each semester 

  • Meet regularly with students in the assigned caseload

  • Teach appropriate academic learning strategies

  • Connect students with other campus resources

  • Communicate with As-U-R Coordinator daily about student progress

  • Monitor Study Central activity

  • Assist students with planning and organization

  • Maintain documentation of As-U-R students

  • Encourage academic independence and provide student accountability 


  • Student at App State

  • Strong customer service and communication skills

  • Proficient in Google Suite, specifically G-mail, Calendar, Docs, and Sharing

  • Interest in the field of education and/or working with diverse populations

  • High attention to detail and well organized

  • Proactive and flexible

  • Commitment to inclusion of diverse learners and support of neurodiversity

Executive Function Challenges are often a result of an identified learning difference, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, processing disorders, specific learning disabilities or anxiety or depression.  As a result, students with experience working with diverse learners are encouraged to apply.


  • Compensation for Graduate Students of $16.75 per hour for 10, 15, or 20 hours per week;
    for Undergraduate Students (Upper classmen only) $12.00 per hour for 10, 15, or 20 hours per week.

  • Professional development in:

    • Advising associated with diverse learners in higher education

    • Professional comportment

    • Communication and networking

    • Intercultural competencies

  • Mentoring by the As-U-R staff

  • Caseload management experience

  • Customer service experience

For questions about the Mentor position, including internship/practicum credit, contact:

Kelly Edwards

As-U-R Director


To Apply

Attach a resume and cover letter in email to the As-U-R Director (