Part-Time Academic Coach

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Position Summary
Mid-State Technical College is establishing a pool of qualified, part-time academic coach candidates. Through collaboration with General Education faculty, Student Success Specialists, and LiNK staff, augment the success of student learning by delivering direct support to learners. Provide math, writing, and reading skill review to students enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and/or General Education courses to ensure successful course and credential completion. Collect and report client data for grant purposes.

The part-time academic coach pool is used to select part-time academic coaches that most closely meet the needs for particular assignments.

Part-time academic coaches are hired on an as needed basis. Location may vary among the Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, Marshfield, and Adams campuses. Work hours may vary from a traditional daytime schedule and can include both day and evening hours.

This pool will close in January 2020. If you are not contacted by this time and you are still interested in employment with Mid-State, you are welcome to apply for future employment postings.

Duties & Responsibilities
Create a welcoming, comfortable learning environment for students who require additional academic assistance to successfully complete ABE and college coursework and meeting course pre-requisites.

Coordinate and schedule structured learning activities for students across the college.

Consult with ABE and General Education faculty and attend/observe class meetings in order to prepare structured learning sessions and activities.

Facilitate individual and group learning sessions focused on enhancing student understanding of content in math, writing, and reading courses.

Assist students in development of improved study skills.

Coordinate and administer assessments. Gather, analyze, and interpret attainment of learning outcomes. Share results with students and faculty as appropriate.

Serve as advocate and support transition of pre-college students.

Refer students to all college support at on and off campus events.

Establish and maintain positive, professional, and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners including co-workers, employers, area high schools, and professional organizations.

Actively participate in program/discipline planning, department planning, in-services, college-wide and other professional development opportunities and regional/state/national meetings and activities.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education or related area.

Minimum of two years of related experience and post-secondary teaching preferred.

Must be able to demonstrate good organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills in educating adult learners.

Must possess ability to:

  • Engage an individual in developing and committing to an action plan that targets specific behaviors, skills, or knowledge needed to ensure performance improvement or prepare for success in new responsibilities.
  • Achieve a satisfactory level of technical, functional, and/or professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; leverage expert knowledge to accomplish results.
  • Actively identify new areas for learning; regularly create and take advantage of learning opportunities; use newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learn through their application.
  • Leverage one’s practical knowledge and understanding of recent technology tools, solutions, and trends to improve work results, solve work problems, and take advantage of new business opportunities.
  • Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjust effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  • Take prompt action to accomplish work goals; take action to achieve results beyond what is required; be proactive.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-impose standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and approach toward work.

Must embrace Mid-State’s core values of student centeredness, commitment, accountability, respect, integrity, and exceptional service.

Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

There are no benefits associated with this part-time position.

How To Apply
To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. You should have the following information available when completing an application:

  • Contact information (addresses, phone numbers)
  • Employment History
  • Education
  • Electronic copy of resume and transcripts

Application materials submitted via mail, fax, email, or in-person will not be considered.

Incomplete applications or applications noting "See Resume" will not be considered.

Please note that Mid-State’s main form of communication during the recruitment process is email. In addition to receiving communications from email addresses with an domain, you may receive emails from [email protected]. Please be sure to watch your inbox as well as junk, spam, and clutter folders.

Equal Opportunity
Mid-State Technical College, an equal opportunity employer and educator, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other applicable legislated categories, in its services, employment programs, and/or its educational programs and activities, including but not limited to admission, treatment, and access. Mid-State Technical College provides reasonable accommodations to assist persons with disabilities to access or participate in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: VP-Human Resources, 32nd Street N, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494, Phone: 715-422-5325.

Optimize Your Online Application Experience
Below you will find a few technical tips to help ensure a positive and successful online application experience:

  • Be sure to fill in each field in the application. You will receive an error message at the time of submission and your application will not be submitted if each required field is not filled in.
  • Avoid clicking the back, forward, or refresh buttons while applying. Doing so will interfere with the submission and may result in data loss.
  • Clear your browser's temporary files/cache and cookies prior to beginning the application.
  • Disable pop-up blockers.
  • Do not bookmark or favorite the application. Navigate to the careers site each time you wish to access your saved/submitted application.
  • Your application session will remain open for 24 hours assuming you do not close your browser. To ensure submission, complete the application process within that time frame.
  • The following browsers are currently supported:

Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Google Chrome

  • The following operating systems are currently supported:

Windows 7 and 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as Mac OS 10.6 and greater.

If you experience issues in submitting your online application, please contact Human Resources at 715.422.5568.




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Posted: 1/23/2019
Application Due: 7/23/2019
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