Learning Commons Academic Coach - FWS ONLY (2021-2022)

University of La Verne
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Learning Commons Academic Coach - FWS ONLY (2021-2022)

Student Position Type:

Federal Work Study

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Work Schedule:

We offer flexible work hours, based on the student worker’s availability. The Center is open Monday-Thursday 8:00am – 10:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm.

This position will require at least 5 – 10 hours per week.

This position will work a hybrid schedule with shifts that must be worked on campus and shifts that may be worked remotely.

Hiring Manager:

Donna Williams, Savannah Garcia

Job Description Summary:

Located within the Learning Commons, the Academic Success Center (ASC) provides academic support across all majors and disciplines with the goal of helping students become engaged, self-sufficient learners who are confident in their abilities to reach their academic goals. ASC services include face-to-face tutoring, group tutoring, online tutoring, and academic skills workshops.
Learning Commons Academic Coaches work collaboratively with students to help
them develop the skills and confidence to become self-sufficient learners and to improve their skill sets, with a focus on holistic skills (time management, self-organization, study skills,
information literacy, etc.) necessary for college success & retention.

Specific Duties:

1. Help students develop their own best practices for becoming
self-sufficient learners during individual and group sessions offered both
face-to-face and online.
2. Develop and facilitate workshops, as assigned by ASC professional staff,
on holistic academic skills such as goal setting, time management,
self-organization, study skills, note-taking, media/information literacy,
and digital competence.
3. Develop supplemental ASC materials as assigned by ASC professional
staff (ASC academic coaching training materials & student resources,
4. Collaborate with academic support staff to deliver customized group and
1-on-1 consultations per needs of assigned program or initiative,
including first-year experience, summer bridge, academic probation,
and/or all-but-thesis/all-but-dissertation students.
5. Attend paid professional development/consultant training sessions, or
complete online training modules, as assigned.
6. Gather and report accurate data for each student and/or session.
7. Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or ASC professional staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. A strong academic background (minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25).
2. Ability to communicate effectively to help students construct their own understandings of
course materials.
3. Ability to listen to the needs of students and work cooperatively in setting realistic and
productive learning goals.
4. Sensitivity to the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds of ASC
5. Dependability and personal accountability.
6. Self-motivation, self-regulation, and a desire to mature and learn in a professional
teaching/learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Previous academic support experience.
2. College teaching experience with diverse student populations is strongly preferred.
3. 1 year of tutoring experience in a college setting.

Benefits Summary:

Employees are eligible for the following benefits:

One hour of Paid Sick Leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum accrual of 24 hours of Paid Sick Leave per year and capped at 48 hours.

University of La Verne Defined Contribution Retirement Plan – can contribute employee voluntary contributions, excluding wages derived from federal work study funds.

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employees who work an average of 30 or more hours per week, will be eligible for medical coverage through the University of La Verne.

Covered under the University of La Verne Workers Compensation Insurance.


La Verne Central Campus

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.

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