Peer Academic Coach Program Coordinator

St. Edward's University
Austin, TX, USA
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Oct 22, 2021

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  • CAMP - Coll Assist Migrant Prog
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Part Time
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    College Assistance Migrant Program

    Peer Academic Coach Program Coordinator

    The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at St. Edward's University is seeking a Peer Academic Coach (PAC) Program Coordinator to provide academic and mentoring support to our incoming first-year students and to the upper-class coaches.


    The Peer Academic Coach Program Coordinator, with the assistance of the CAMP staff, will oversee peer coaching for the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Upper-class CAMP students (coaches) will meet weekly with assigned freshman mentees during each semester. Topics range from academic to social transition issues. This is a great experience for graduate students interested in careers in higher education, first-year programs, first-generation students, and mentoring.

    Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Recruit, hire, train, and co-supervise a qualified pool of undergraduate Peer Academic Coaches Support students serving as Peer Academic Coaches to freshman
    • Develop presentations and coaching materials for Peer Coaches
    • Conduct training at the beginning of the semester and monthly during the semester
    • Meet individually with Peer Coaches to assist them with developing personalized learning strategies for their mentees
    • Work closely with CAMP professional staff to keep them informed of student's progress Organize regular (weekly, semi-weekly) meetings for Peer Academic Coaches
    • Maintain program records, including attendance and notes about student progress Monitor Peer Coaches time and effort
    • Conduct ongoing needs assessments to identify areas for improvement
    • Administer program evaluations to Peer Coaches to assess program success and modifications Attend regular CAMP staff meetings and training
    • Perform other duties as related to CAMP and Peer Academic Coaching Program Position could be continued into Spring 2022
    • Bachelor's Degree. Currently enrolled Masters candidate in College Student Development program Prior experience in academic/student services helpful
    • Familiarity with supervising college students
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to manage tasks and projects independently as well as collaboratively with a team Have a sincere desire and commitment to help undergraduate students
    • Knowledge of migrant programs helpful Ability to work flexible hours
    • Must be available 10-15 hours a week; compensation will range from $23.09/hr. FA21 and SP22.

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

    1. A current resume or CV;
    2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
    3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
    4. The contact information for three professional references


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    The College Assistance Migrant Program at St. Edward's University is the longest continuously run program in the country. Founded in 1972, CAMP is dedicated to serving the higher education needs of migrant students at St. Edward's. The program is designed to facilitate the academic, social, emotional, and financial transition during the first year of college for sons/daughters of migrant or seasonal farmworkers.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2020127

    Posted: 07/14/2021


    Full Job Description St Edwards University


    St. Edward’s University: One of America’s Best Colleges

    St. Edward’s is a dynamic, nationally ranked, Catholic university where teaching, learning, leadership and service come together to contribute to a better world. For more than a decade, we’ve been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the thriving city of Austin, Texas, with partner universities in 16 countries, our impact extends across the globe.

    An Education for Today and a Lifetime

    St. Edward’s offers an extraordinary educational environment that challenges, inspires and empowers students to make a difference in their world. Our academic community is dedicated to providing undergraduate, graduate and adult-learner degree programs that meet the demands of our times, preparing students to lead and succeed in a rapidly changing world.

    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, our liberal arts education emphasizes critical thinking, ethical reasoning and multicultural understanding. Students enjoy the advantages of small classes and personal attention coupled with innovative facilities and advanced technology. And they benefit from valuable real-world experience through research, internships, service and study abroad. Through the abundant learning opportunities a St. Edward’s education provides, our students gain the knowledge and skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.

    Quick Facts About St. Edward’s

    • 13:1 Student-faculty Ratio
    • 18 Average class size
    • 50+ Undergraduate areas of study
    • 7 Graduate degree programs
    • 10 Adult undergraduate programs
    • 4,620 Students enrolled
    • 4,023 Undergraduate students
    • 54 Countries represented

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    Our Achievements Draw National Recognition

    A commitment to students, faculty and a stellar academic environment that’s second to none has placed St. Edward’s in the national spotlight

    • Since 2003, St. Edward’s has consistently been recognized in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges.” Currently, we’re 13th among universities in the Western Region.
    • Forbes, Princeton Review and Washington Monthly include St. Edward’s on their lists of the best universities in the country.

    • We’ve recently been ranked one of the top 10 “Best Colleges in Texas” by two highly respected college assessment groups: College Factual (2015) and Niche (2016). 

    • St. Edward’s has been named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. For the last six years, St. Edward’s has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Students, with a record 13 finalists and 10 winners in 2015. Since 2004, our students have won 37 Fulbright grants.

    Strategic Planning Guides Our Success

    From 1999 to 2015, St. Edward’s increased overall enrollment by 25%. And our donors contributed more than $152 million during that time. This record generosity helped grow our endowment to more than $95 million and provided important funding for new buildings and capital improvements. See how we’re continuing the momentum of that success in the years ahead. Read about our strategic priorities for 2018.

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