Graduate Assistant for Academic Coaching

Sep 13, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Graduate Assistant for Academic Coaching

Job Class Code: 00096
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: A0121
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status:
FTE: .5

Scope of Job:
  • Assists students in self-evaluation related to academic success
  • Communicates with undergraduate students via email, telephone, SSCCampus, and in-person
  • Provides academic coaching via individual and group sessions that help students assess their own performance and develop academic success plans.
  • Monitor student progress towards achieving academic and personal goal.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Advising Center staff in support of student initiatives (Early Alerts, etc.)
  • Assist students in developing self-efficay by identifying and overcoming obstacles that may be impeding academic success; motivate students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and disseminates information to students regarding University policies, degree options, and program admissions criteria
  • Conducts presentations and workshops for students on academic recovery
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources for additional services
  • Participates in professional development programming, assessment, and mentoring opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in academic advisement and related fields
  • Understands and implements federal, state, and university law and policies (i.e. FERPA)
  • Assists with organizing and analyzing data from adopted technologies to monitor progress toward completion for all undergraduate students
  • Provides clerical support as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications:
    1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
    2. Be in good academic standing
    3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
    semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
    summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
    • Must be a full-time graduate student (9 hours) during the Fall or Spring semester
    • Able to work well with diverse groups of people
    • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and written
    • Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail and project management skills
    • Must be able to work independently with little supervision

    Preferred Qualification:
    • One year of office/administrative work; preferably in a college setting
    • Students pursuing a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Education, or Related Field Preferred

    License or Certification Required?:
    Number of Vacancies: 2
    Desired Start Date: 09/17/2018

    EEO Statement:
    UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Open Date: 07/12/2018

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Dear Applicant,

    Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

    *Date of Birth
    *Social Security Number

    Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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