University of Idaho
Lead Academic Coach
Division/College: Enrollment Management - Academic Support Programs
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $13.50 - $16.65/hourly
Full/Part Time: Full Time
The Lead Academic Coach, within Tutoring and College Success (TCS ), is the lead of a three-person team of academic coaches responsible for the Academic Coaching program at the University of Idaho. To result in overall increased 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 Manager, Tutoring Coordinator, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. The Lead Academic Coach has additional responsibilities in leading the communication and marketing of the Academic Coaching program as well as the program's assessment and evaluation. All Academic Coaches will have specific populations and emphases including, but not limited to, working with students in STEM fields, student athletes, underrepresented students, and specific living groups. The Lead Academic Coach reports to the Tutoring and College Success Manager.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Developmental education and First Year Experience literature.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP001255P
Posting Date: 01/19/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applications submitted before February 8, 2017 will be given first consideration.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/998859
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.