Academic Skills Coach, Learning Strategy Programs

Location
Stanford
Posted
Nov 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Academic Skills Coach, Learning Strategy Programs

Stanford University

Job Number:
80973

Job Code: 7502

Job Grade: H

This is a 3 year Fixed Term Position
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

The VPTL Learning Strategies Programs are grounded in a “whole person” educational/developmental model which recognizes the interrelationships among the intellectual, social, and personal aspects of academic life and learning. Our resources enhance the learning experiences of undergraduate and graduate students at Stanford through academic coaching, workshops, and online resources. These programs assist students with topics such as test-taking, effective study, time management, reading strategies, academic motivation and resilience, and more. Academic skills coaching uses a direct-service model that translates research from the learning sciences into holistic support for students. It is not a therapeutic model. These programs are within the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.




Evenings and occasional weekends are required.


JOB PURPOSE:

Administer, implement, and interpret university and department policies and procedures on issues regarding admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, visa services, student life, advising, career counseling and academic services. Identify, clarify, and resolve highly visible or complex issues with substantial significance and impact that may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring independent judgment.


ROLE SPECIFIC CORE DUTIES*:

  • Meet individually with undergraduate and graduate students about the wide range of concerns that arise for them in their life and learning.
  • Design and facilitate workshops and discussions on topics such as: time management; attention/concentration; commitment and creativity; motivation, purpose, and meaning; perfectionism; preparing for exams; effective study strategies, etc.
  • Manage Incomplete Boot Camp, a quarterly series for undergraduates.
  • Collaborate with campus partners and units within VPTL to develop tailored workshops and programming.
  • Stay up-to-date on current learning sciences research. Identify academic needs for undergraduates and graduate students and develop programming that meets those areas.
  • Assess and evaluate current programs for their effectiveness and make recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to managing Facebook and Twitter feeds, co-producing live events, supporting “Stanford, I Screwed Up!” and managing volunteers.
    CORE DUTIES*:
  • Administer an area or program in student services, evaluate and recommend decisions on program eligibility. Review decisions recommended by other staff.
  • Collaborate with others to help resolve program issues and concerns, interpret policies, and mediate complex and sensitive issues.
  • Resolve multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis, at risk, or who have other program issues, counsel students and parents on sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Provide guidance and counsel, oversee and develop a wide range of programs and services, analyze effectiveness and make recommendations for future programs.
  • Reconcile complex issues; analyze diverse transactions from multiple sources.
  • Summarize data from multiple sources, prepare manage reports and presentations.
  • Identify and evaluate data needs, manage the implementation and development of technology.
  • Develop and implement plans for outreach efforts, develop and maintain external community and university liaison represent department and university at meetings and events.
  • Provide advice to students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, academic progress, academic program policies, career plans, accessibility, community standards, etc., in order to guide them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
  • Apprise students of research, fellowship and scholarship opportunities, make recommendations and may award grants.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to students and other departments; represent unit/department.
  • Lead, create and contribute to development of business practices and organizational change to improve processes and workflow.
  • May oversee, analyze and assist in financial processes and development of budgets.
  • Serve as a key member of university wide teams and projects.
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:




    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience providing advanced academic support to university students in one or more areas related to college learning, such as peer tutoring programs, student development, counseling, teaching, reading and study skills, learning difficulties/disorders/disabilities, advising, and academic coaching education and relevant experience required.
    • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education, Learning Sciences, or other related field preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated interest and experience working with a student and colleague populations that are highly diverse in terms of, for example, race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality, religion, first-generation to college, age, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic abilities and interests. Capacity to be present and accompany students in an attuned and empathetic way; to keep central the student's experience and development; and to understand students' academic challenges in the larger context of their identities and lives.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent materials development and project management skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to identify students' academic needs, make recommendations, follow-up, and triage serious cases to psychological services as needed.
    • Superior presentation and workshop skills.
    • Communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
    • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
    • Program management abilities, including pitching creative ideas, coordinating logistics, evaluation and assessment.
    • Ability to research and synthesize scholarly information and communicate it through writing and presentations.
    • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Advanced customer service skills.
    • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
    • Understanding of financial transactions.
    • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

    Certifications and Licenses:

    Counseling, MFT, MSW preferred

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:




    Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
  • Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
    Certifications and Licenses:
    • None

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


    WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • This position includes working up to eight evenings per month and occasional weekends.

    WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
    Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential function of the job.

    We invite you to apply by clicking the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your online application.


    Job:

    Location: Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, California, United States
    Schedule:
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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