Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

College Student Leadership

Below you will find an overview of our Summer Positions. Each year our position applications open in January and close by March. After applying, candidates who qualify are offered a 30-minute interview session, before making final decisions on our Summer Team.

College Mentor

Download the full job descripion: 2022 Job Description for College Mentors

During the THEA Summer Institute, College Mentors serve as role models, resident assistants, small group facilitators, and ambassadors for the high school participants. College Mentors are tasked with creating a welcoming environment that fosters the spiritual development of each participant as a member of the THEA community. They are responsible for the safety and well-being of the participants.

Mentors live on campus in the residence halls, enforce quiet hours in the evening, and lead faith-sharing groups throughout the week.

Program Assistant

Download the job description: 2022 Job Description for Program Assistants

Program Assistants form the student support team for the THEA Summer Institute. Program Assistants have overarching responsibilities to meet the logistical needs of the Institute; they are the “behind the scenes” staff modeling servant leadership. Program Assistants prepare the setup and clean-up of rooms including AV, organize supplies for activities, lead morning and evening prayer, facilitate community-building activities throughout the week, and assist the THEA Coordinator as needed. They are responsible for the safety and well-being of the participants.

Program Assistants live on campus in the residence halls but do not have nighttime duty responsibilities.

Note: the College Mentor role and the Program Assistant role are different positions. You may apply for one or both, but you will only be hired for one position.