Academic Coaching Coordinator

Boise, Idaho
Jan 09, 2019
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Academic Coaching Coordinator position will provide leadership and specialized support to develop and professionalize AASC’s Academic Coaching program. This position will provide training and support to professional staff in use of various academic coaching models and academic strengths assessments to support first-year, undeclared/exploring, and at-risk students for the purpose of increasing academic success, retention, and ongoing persistence to graduation. The position will provide direct support to students primarily through ongoing academic coaching sessions or one-time consultations, as well as connect students, faculty and staff to foundational academic success strategies and resources. The coordinator will assess all related programs for intended outcomes, effectiveness, and efficiency, and improve programs and systems accordingly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordination, Training, and Program Development
  • In collaboration with AASC professional staff, create, develop, and implement standardized coaching curriculum, program expectations, and learning outcomes relative to specific target groups including first-year, at-risk, and exploring/undeclared students based on best practice in the field of academic and/or life coaching.
  • Develop and deliver training and ongoing professional development to professional staff (academic advisors, academic support specialists, counselors, etc) and paraprofessionals (graduate assistants, tutors, peer advisors, learning assistants, etc.) across campus.
  • Develop curriculum and teach academic skill-building workshops as well as lower division student success (ACAD) courses. Analyze cross-unit systems and workflows specifically related to academic coaching and case management services campus-wide and advocate for/initiate changes to processes when student success is impacted.
  • Connect providers of student support services and leverage resources across campus to achieve improved student retention and graduation rates (e.g. initiate and lead working groups to implement actions that increase student retention and graduation).
  • Collect and analyze student participation data as well as qualitative/quantitative outcomes to initiate and implement ongoing program-level changes that positively impact student success.

Academic Coaching and Consulting

  • Provide ongoing academic coaching sessions to undergraduate students that facilitate student-driven, action-oriented planning and focus on topics including but not limited to:
    • acclimating to college life academic strengths and needs assessments building confidence, resilience, and self-efficacy
    • prioritization and goal-setting
    • successful study strategies and habit formation procrastination and time management
    • test preparation and test anxiety
  • Make appropriate resource referrals to academic support services, academic advisors, and campus partners as necessary (AASC Advisors, Learning Assistant program, department-based tutoring services, Dean of Students Office, Counseling Services, Educational Access Center, etc.).

Other duties as assigned

Participate in university committees and other activities that support the mission of the unit and the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional work experience
  • Five years similar work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an area related to academic/life coaching, teaching, learning, higher education programming (student or academic affairs), social work.


  • providing individualized student support and fostering learning (academic advising or coaching, counseling, life coaching, etc.)
  • data analysis, planning, coordination, and implementation of multiple projects
  • training and teaching professional staff
  • mentoring and supervising both professional and paraprofessional staff

Salary and Benefits: $47,800/year plus an excellent benefits plan.