Academic Coach

University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 18001146

Position Summary:
The Academic Coach position will focus on ensuring academic and personal support of the University’s diverse student populations by providing one-on-one academic coaching, counseling, and identity based and academic programming to students served by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE). It also will provide programming for K-12 students in local school districts. This position will support students of all backgrounds who are served by CDE. The person in this position will facilitate or collaborate on programming and services geared towards some or all of the following identities: Latinx, African American/Black, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian American, LGBTQ, first-generation, low-income, disabled, and/or military affiliated.

The person in this position willwork with CDE staff and other university staff and faculty to develop, promote, present, and assess new academic services and/or identity related programs or propose modifications to increase student retention, graduation, and success of students served by CDE. The person in this position will assist with Advantage Iowa Award programming and support and will be assigned a caseload of students for outreach and monitoring.

There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Center for Diversity & Enrichment’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

Key Areas of Responsibilities and Specific Job Tasks:
Enhance and Support Student Educational Experiences and Increase Retention. Foster a Sense of Community and Engagement for Students.
  • Provide a broad-range of programs and services focused on specific student populations that support the educational experience and retention of current or prospective students.
  • Monitor the academic, career and personal goals/needs of a student and provide individual guidance and assistance.
  • Discern students' needs and arrange for accommodations and services as appropriate.
  • May manage a case load.
  • Compile and prepare reports based on unit goals and make recommendations to the unit.

Establish and Maintain Relationships with Partners to Provide Educational Support Services. Partners Include on-campus Units and External Agencies (Local, State, National and International)
  • Plan, organize and coordinate projects and events with partners to meet program goals.
  • Coordinate communication with partners.
  • Collaborate with partners to maximize resources and connections.

Administrative (HR, Budget), Supervision and Training
  • May develop and manage a budget within specified guidelines.
  • May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

Please attach aresume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of14calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contactTalinda Pettigrew:talinda-pettigrew@uiowa.eduSuccessful candidates will be subjected to a criminal and credential background check.

Education or Equivalency Required:
  • A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience (typically at least one year) inat least twoof the following:
    • working directly with underrepresented students in an educational setting;
    • developing and delivering programs for underrepresented students (regardless of age) in a higher education setting;
    • providing student services to diverse college student populations including first generation students, members of racial and ethnic minority backgrounds, students who identify as LGBTQ, military affiliated students, and students with disabilities;
    • providing academic advising or academic coaching to college students with diverse or underrepresented identities;
    • knowledge of topics and/or concerns in the higher education setting for college students with underrepresented identities
  • Clearly demonstrates a working proficiency in each of the following:
    • working effectively with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals (i.e. individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status);
    • communication techniques (verbal and written) and relationship building skills that enable one to establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner;
    • counseling students to help their emotional, physical, occupational, and social development;
    • communicating with students regarding their academic performance objectives and providing feedback to improve performance;
    • understanding of issues related to the decision making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions;
    • developing, coordinating, and delivering educational/instructional programs;
    • Maintaining confidential records and information.

Desired Qualifications;
  • A master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Fluent in Spanish (written and spoken)
  • Previous successful experience in working with, counseling, or advising, college/university students with disabilities, U.S. racial or ethnic minority, first generation, and/or low-income students in an educational setting;
  • Experience working in a student support setting;
  • Experience providing culturally/identity relevant support in an educational setting;
  • Experience using technology for preparing presentations, recording student contact notes, managing a case list of students;
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation methods;
  • Knowledge of practices, policies, procedures, regulations, and programming pertaining to college/university admissions, scholarships, financial aid, student services, alumni affairs, university relations and media, campus facilities, university community, advising and academic/collegiate degree programs.

Job ID: 66129

Posted 25 days ago

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