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University of Idaho
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Posted: 07/3/2018
Academic Coach

University of Idaho

Academic Coach

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $33,227 annually or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Two Academic Coaches, within Tutoring and College Success (TCS ), are members of the three-person team of academic coaches responsible for the Academic Coaching program at the University of Idaho. The third member is the Academic Coaching Coordinator who supervises the Academic Coaches and oversees the Academic Coaching program while also performing academic coaching duties. To increase student retention and graduation rates, the Academic Coaches provide individualized academic support to students (i.e. work with individuals on skills such as time management, critical thinking, reading, test preparation, test anxiety, note taking, metacognition, resource/service navigation, etc.); teach a College Success Strategies course; develop, market, and present workshops on academic success strategies; serve as a liaison with academic advisors and additional retention offices; and work interdependently within the TCS team, which also includes a Director, Tutoring Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. All Academic Coaches serve specific student populations and have emphasis areas including, but not limited to, working with students in STEM fields, student athletes, underrepresented students, and specific living groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience: A minimum of two years experience in academic support at the post-secondary level or related field working with diverse students.

Knowledge of:

• Theories, models and practices of college learning, academic success strategies (study skills, time management, organization, test taking, note taking, etc.)

• Typical barriers and resources needed for at-risk students to become successful.


• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including tact, diplomacy and presentation skills for small and large groups.

• Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.

• Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.

• Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Demonstrated understanding of academic coaching and quality assurance needs.

• Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office and general computer software and research skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, social work.

• Master’s degree in related field such as counseling, education, adult education, educational leadership, higher-education administration, etc.


• Working collaboratively, as well as independently.

•Experience with academic coaching or similar type of college level academic support models.

• Three years or more experience teaching at the college level, preferably with academically at-risk college students.

• Experience developing procedures.

• Identifying, assessing, developing, promoting, and presenting programs.

• Experience managing a caseload and case files.

• Experience with Blackboard/BbLearn or other online learning management system.

Knowledge of:

• Developmental education and First Year Experience literature.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

• General Office Environment: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Lifting up to 35 pounds.

• Ability and willingness to work after hours and on weekends.

Posting Number: SP001861P

Posting Date: 06/27/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Position is open until filled, however, applications received prior to July 11, 2018 will receive first consideration.

In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and a detailed letter of qualification addressing all of the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.