Mathematics Academic Coach

Location
Longmeadow
Posted
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

Position Code: MTHAC
Job Type: Part-time, up to 20 hours per week, 10-month position
Hours/Schedule: Varies, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

The academic coach will function in a professional role as a mathematics content expert who will assist students as they engage specific sections of the Bay Path mathematics curriculum. The academic coach will help students with specific questions that arise and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics.  Hours (between the hours of 11:00 am and 6:00 pm) and days (Monday-Friday) will vary during the 10-mos period and will not exceed 20 hours per week.  

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide supplemental instruction and guidance to students in most challenging math courses.
  • Contact and schedule regular coaching sessions with assigned students (ALLI students and others deemed academically at-risk).
  • Provide supplemental instruction/tutoring for students who need additional help in math in non-math courses.
  • Develop mathematics modules to embed in non-math courses to support course content (ex: Economics, Chemistry).
  • Work collaboratively with individual faculty members in developing supplemental instruction or modules.
  • Utilize MyMathLab to provide personalized support to students who seek tutoring in the learning commons.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain accurate student information, 1) projecting, assessing, and reporting on student performance, and 2) prioritizing student contact so that most at-risk students are handled first.
  • Establish rapport and build trusting relationships with a diverse student population by delivering personalized, constructive, engaging, motivating, and informative coaching sessions.
  • Organize and carry out special projects/workshops relating to academic skills involving students, staff, or the general student population.
  • Work with students having a great range of skills, motivation and educational goals; work with minimum supervision, accept a flexible work schedule that includes evenings or other alternate scheduling as needed, and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of Bay Path University students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • University and/or student staff as assigned
  • Others as assigned

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Mathematics.
  • Experience providing student support and instruction; demonstrated ability to work with struggling or at-risk learners.
  • Working knowledge of MyMathLab software program.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with HIPPA and FERPA.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and practices.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity and respect; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of an Academic Coach in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco-free community as of July 1, 2018. 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.