Job Type: Part time
Job Number: JR-009584
Location: Home Office
you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country-and you’re committed to working hard to play
your part in building that future-consider WGU as the next step in your career.
Driven by a mission to expand access to higher
education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of
student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from
academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students
graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.
Job Description Summary
is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Program Mentors have specialized expertise, which they use to coach and guide students through
courses and programs. Program Mentors are assigned a group of students and are accountable for their students’ academic progress and
success. Besides supporting students with content expertise, Program Mentors are experts regarding the WGU model and services. Program
Mentors help students learn to be successful learners. They are organized and show exemplary written and verbal communication skills. The
Program Mentor offers academic support based on students’ individual and educational needs.
Part-Time hourly Program Mentors are expected to work approximately 20 hours per week but on occasion may vary somewhat, depending on the
needs of the assigned group of learners. The role is not expected to exceed 29 hours per week.
Each department will have specific days and times that coverage is needed. Coverage is heavily based on the
needs of the student population you will serve. Please ensure you are aware of the required time commitment and proposed work schedule.
For Internal Faculty candidates:
Essential Functions and
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
Organizational or Student
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
Communication & Influence:
Leadership & Talent Management
Disclaimer: This Job Description has been designed to indicate the general
nature, essential duties, and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It does not contain a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications that are required of the employee to do this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This Job Description does not constitute a contract of
employment and the University may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time
As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes
that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.
As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people.
We are committed to diversity.