Academic Coaching Teaching Assistant
Academic Coaching Teaching AssistantRequisition Number:
1B140: Transformative LearningWork Location:
Lexington, KYSalary Range:
Stipend $16,000 + Standard Graduate Tuition Rate + Health FeeType of Position:
StudentPosition Time Status :
Pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Kentucky.Required Related Experience:
Sitting for long periods of time; Standing for long periods of time; occasional lifting or pushing of items up to 25 lbs.Shift:
Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends (varies)Job Summary:
Transformative Learning (TL) provides academic preparation programming and academic support services for undergraduate students in all colleges to assist them in mastering the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners. TL houses four academic support programs including: The Peer Tutoring Program at The Study, Academic Preparation and Placement (APP), Academic Coaching, and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Members of TL strive to achieve the goal of enhancing the academic experience of students at UK by working closely with campus partners to develop student-responsive programs that best serve the entire campus community.
As a member of the TL senior staff team, teaching and graduate assistants will contribute to the overall mission of the unit and its services, participate in regular meetings/trainings, and continually work to improve all programs and services.
The goal of academic coaching is to provide supplemental support that focuses on learning strategies, life management skills, and enhancing student success at the University of Kentucky. We accomplish this support through the form of direct instruction and one-on-one consultations with students. Teaching Assistants working within the Academic Coaching program will be responsible for working closely with the Assistant Director of Academic Coaching and a team of Academic Coaches.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a desire to work closely with undergraduate students, hold a rich understanding of student development, and have familiarity with best practices in student success.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, meeting one-on-one with students, creating and presenting workshops, assisting with assessment, working on marketing plans, attending weekly meetings, and other duties as assigned.
A complete application includes the following:
1. A complete online application
2. Resume or CV
3. Cover Letter
4. Academic Transcript(s) (unofficial version from myUK is acceptable)
5. Letter of Recommendation from faculty member or supervisor – attached as Specific Request 1
REQUIRED: Demonstrated expertise and enthusiasm in working with undergraduate students; excellent oral, written and visual communication skills; individuals who work well in a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive team-based environment; self-motivated and responsible to work autonomously; comfortable speaking in front of large groups; excellent public speaking skills; willing to learn; innovative; creative; professional.
PREFERRED: Familiarity with all Microsoft Office programs; experience with design, marketing, statistical analysis, curriculum design, teaching experience, or formative or summative assessment a plus.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :
Pursuing doctoral or master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Educational Psychology, Social Work, or related field.Deadline to Apply:
03/07/2021University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.