Academic Coach - Staff Pool

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

The Opportunity

You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.

Highlights: We are currently seeking an exceptional individual who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

SUMMARY

Promotes the learning community in the Learning Center at a given campus by providing assistance and instructional support to students and faculty.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides proactive outreach and academic coaching for students; assists with student support activities.

Presents information to students in one-on-one and group meetings on various aspects of college programs such as course selection, majors, transferability, admissions, financial aid, assessments, career choices etc.

Facilitates student learning strategies in traditional and online courses.

Refers students to appropriate resources (i.e. advising, counseling, tutoring, Student Life, Library Services, etc.)

Documents student interactions in appropriate college systems in a timely manner.

May provide reports and other analytics regarding student interactions in the Learning Center including attendance, academic progress, interventions, etc.

May monitor student progress and assist in the development of ways to engage students fully in the learning progression.

Assists with faculty workshops, activities, and the creation of learning communities in the Learning Center.

Serves as a liaison with various academic departments to ensure support aligns with course/program outcomes.

Serves as an outreach liaison marketing the services provided by the Learning Centers.

Responsible for establishing mentorships with new Academic Coaches and/or Tutors as part of the onboarding process.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE

One year of related experience in teaching, tutoring, advising, or other student success support areas.

Knowledge of online course practices and procedures.

Knowledge of Developmental Mathematics, Developmental Writing, and/or Developmental Reading.

Knowledge of HCC student services and instructional support services available to students.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Must have knowledge of coaching, instructional, and mentoring techniques.

Knowledge of processes and resources for organizing and leading group and collaborative activities.

Must have effective planning, organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to interact with students of diverse backgrounds.

Must be able to maintain an established schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information.

Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, classroom or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level.

Experience using standard office software programs and the technology needed to support students at the college level.

Knowledge of online course practices and procedures preferred.

Knowledge of Developmental Mathematics, Developmental Writing, and/or Developmental Reading preferred.

Knowledge of HCC student services and instructional support services available to students preferred.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.



This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE

One year of related experience in teaching, tutoring, advising, or other student success support areas.

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