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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Mentor Job Description

Title: MSU Mentor

Supported By: Great Place To Work Mentor Task Force

Time Commitment: One year commitment with a minimum of one contact with Mentee per month during academic year September – May. Generally dedicating one hour per month.

Position Summary: As a volunteer MSU Mentor you will serve as a role model and provide leadership, information and resources to new and existing employees.  The ultimate goal of this program is to create and promote purposeful, voluntary, relationships that will support and motivate MSU employees in their careers making MSU a “Great Place To Work.”


  • Attend mentor orientation and seminar;
  • Sincere desire to assist others in identifying and achieving their career goals;
  • Ability to communicate openly and non judgmentally and demonstrate strong listening skills;
  • Offer support, encouragement and motivation to mentee;
  • Model positive social behavior and attitudes;
  • Work as a part of a team in conjunction with the MSU Mentors in building solid and credible program;
  • Ability to establish a relationship based on equal responsibility, civility and respect;
  • Sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural or racial backgrounds;
  • Meet with Mentee at least once a month during academic year to establish Mentor/Mentee relationship and support Mentee in career goals;
  • Assist or provide guidance to Mentee in solving work-related or other challenges / problems that interfere with Mentee’s success at work;


  • Opportunity to learn and share your personal & professional experiences at Minnesota State University Mankato;
  • Contribute positively to an individual and the university as a whole in providing leadership and guidance;
  • Ongoing attention to your own career development;
  • The satisfaction of imparting wisdom and experience to others without a huge time commitment;
  • Enhancement of coaching, leadership, management, and recruiting skills;
  • Exposure to diverse thoughts, styles, personalities, and cultures;
  • A way to give back to your university and community;