Academic Coach (Part Time)
Department:: The Morton Family Learning Center
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Nov 9, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Position ID:: 126278
About Dean College:
Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.
A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.
Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.
This is The Dean Difference.
Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and name a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean Serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers over 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population live on campus.
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.
I. Job Summary
The Academic Coach at Dean College provides a strategy-based approach to academic support for students enrolled in Academic Coaching, a fee-based learning program open to all students at the institution. Academic Coaches work both in person and online with students to address immediate academic needs, while developing long-term independent skills in studying, reading, and organization. Academic Coaches help students become independent learners and to eventually transition away from tutorial support. Time management, organization and long-term planning are some of the skills that students gain through their experience in Academic Coaching. This is a fall-spring semester, part-time position, twenty to twenty-nine hours per week for 14 weeks each semester. Prospective candidates' must be available to work at least two days and two evenings per week.
II. Job Duties
- Working with individual students to provide academic support through strategy-based initiatives (time management, planning for long term assignments, preparing for tests/exams, note taking, and course assignment support);
- Providing student assistance with subject matter work as it relates to reading, test preparation and writing;
- Actively supporting the learning process and work to create and support a student-centered environment;
- Collaborating with Success and Career Advisors and faculty to support students enrolled in Academic Coaching program;
- Motivating students through the learning process and providing referrals as needed;
- Assisting, when needed, in the delivery of all programs and services provided by the Morton Family Learning Center;
- Assisting Morton Family Learning Center staff with special projects as assigned by the Director, including occasional administrative duties;
- Providing documentation and analysis of student attendance and performance during coaching sessions;
- Guiding and supporting students in accessing online learning systems and software including Microsoft TEAMS, Outlook, MyCourses, and other online learning platforms;
- Performing other related duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in Special Education, Education, English or related field;
- Experience working with students with learning difficulties, preferably at the college level;
- Understanding of student development theory and different learning styles;
- Experience motivating students in the learning process; Tutoring experience preferred;
- Prospective candidates must be available to work at least four days per week;
- Must be able to work some weekends and/or off hours to make up hours when necessary;
- Prospective candidates must be prepared to sit for extended periods of time;
- In addition, knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook is essential;
- Familiarity/or ability to learn online delivery platforms including Microsoft TEAMS and Zoom as well as various assistive technologies as directed;
- Prospective candidates must be prepared to look at computer screens for long periods of time.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
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