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Academic Coach

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University of Colorado Boulder
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Boulder, Colorado

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Requisition Number:

33449Location:

Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

University StaffSchedule:

Full-TimePosting Close Date:

29-Sep-2021Date Posted:

14-Sep-2021 Close All Job Summary

The Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) at CU Boulder is now encouraging applications for an Academic Coach. The Academic Coach is charged with fulfilling the ENVD Advising & Coaching mission to build a community where students, staff, and faculty work together in partnership to support students’ academic success, health and wellbeing. Our community aims to provide a space for individuals to do their best work, and we are stewards of the ongoing improvement of our community. The Academic Coach promotes student success by providing outreach, support, and programming to target populations including high priority students and students on academic warning to enhance student retention and graduation. Under the direct supervision of the ENVD Director of Advising & Student Success, this person will continue to help establish and implement a framework and coaching curriculum that focuses on skills-based learning tied to undergraduate student success.

The Academic Coach provides individualized guidance and ongoing feedback as they meet one-on-one with students and help students maximize academic success by coaching on a variety of academic skills and strategies such as goal setting, test preparation skills, motivation, learning strategies, study techniques, presentation skills for design jury week and other identified learning gaps. The Academic Coach serves as a key point of contact for establishing student success teams as needed, including partnering with faculty and academic advisors and serving as a key point of contact for campus- and program-referral processes.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

The Program in Environmental Design orients engagement to the creation of healthy and sustainable communities with attention to social justice and economic vitality. Environmental design is inherently place-based. It supports innovation of and intervention in places.

Efficacy and ethics demand that environmental design engages with the users of these places. We do so in ways that are both collaborative and interdisciplinary, as well as integrate engaged scholarship, evidence-based practice and experiential learning to serve community needs.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Individual and Group Work with Students

  • Manage a roster and conduct proactive outreach and intervention activities to high priority students including students on academic warning, course alert and first-year and continuing students.
  • Assess students’ academic needs and aid in the implementation of a success plan addressing the cause of the students’ challenges including: time management, work/life balance, attendance, study habits and other factors manifested in student academic performance concerns, and develop strategies in collaboration with students to improve academic performance.
  • Assist students in clarifying their values and in understanding their abilities, interests, limitations, and goals.
  • Help students relate their values to decisions about academic success.
  • Monitor students’ academic performance and intervene with students in academic difficulty to coach on new approaches for academic success skills and to refer them to appropriate support services.
  • Facilitate academic skills workshops and group coaching for student success.
  • Host drop-in coaching to support students with brief interactions during high-stress times in the design curriculum.
  • May teach one ENVD course per semester on Academic Skill Development for students on academic alert or probation as part of a campus-wide effort to bring academic support to at-risk students through the Academic Coaching Campus Network.
  • Be available for some evening programming to support ENVD student success initiatives.

Administrative Coordination and College and Campus Collaboration

  • Oversee administrative tasks related to:
    • Campus Course Alert, alongside the Director of Advising & Student Success, to collect early alert/midterm grades. Communicate with faculty in the ENVD program surrounding grades and progress for the identified roster.
    • Organize training for academic advisors.
    • Communicating with faculty and academic advisors; and collaborating with academic coaches across campus.
    • Engage in planning and collaboration with the full ENVD advising & coaching team including regular team meetings, training, strategic planning for programming at the advising and program level, and assessment.
    • Partner with faculty, advisors, residence life and student support offices to develop the Academic Coaching Program services.
    • Possess knowledge about all support services and educational programs on campus and refer students to these as appropriate.
    • Engage in the Student Support & Academic Coaching Campus Collaboration.
    • Engage in continuous training on campus policies, resources, and support structures.
    • Create and edit student success resources.

Assessment

  • Maintain accurate and detailed contact notes, track student performance, and develop reports on the academic success and graduation of target populations.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all academic records.
  • Create and assess learning outcomes, and track student success.
  • Support the full assessment efforts of the Environmental Design Academic Advising & Coaching team.
  • Develop specific metrics to measure the impact of academic coaching.

Professional Development

  • Proactively develop knowledge of best practices related to the growing profession of academic coaching through relevant conferences, mentoring opportunities, workshops, coursework, special projects and research.
  • Share knowledge gained with others in ENVD, particularly the advising and coaching staff, and work to ensure practices aligned with that knowledge are implemented in ENVD.
  • Be a steward to the ongoing improvement of the ENVD community.
What You Should Know
  • Master’s degree in student affairs in higher education, counseling, psychology, education, social work or related field. 2+ years of academic coaching experience. 2+ years of professional experience working with students in areas such as academic advising, counseling, or in high school pre-collegiate/college preparatory programs.
  • Experience facilitating academic success workshops and/or groups. Strengths-based, developmental advising and/or coaching experience using appreciative and intrusive approaches.
  • Experience coaching and/or advising students on or nearing academic warning. Experience supporting and developing intentional programming for historically underrepresented and underserved students.
What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $48,000-$55,000.

BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe adaptable. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution; experience working with students outside of the classroom in or related to higher education.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and practice; strong cultural competency skills, an explicit commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Experience working with historically underrepresented populations who face economic and social difficulties.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal excellence with colleagues.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask and experience with student success initiatives.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to communicate effectively cross-culturally, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to develop a detailed understanding of academic success strategies and coaching approaches.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven success in working with students from a diverse set of backgrounds and within a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team and within a collaborative work environment.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, analytical and technical skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects and requests, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for working with students from entry to graduation.
  • Willingness to work in an environment that may demand some flexibility or evening/weekend work.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Master’s degree in student affairs in higher education, counseling, psychology, education, social work or related field.
  • 2+ years of academic coaching experience.
  • 2+ years of professional experience working with students in areas such as academic advising, counseling, or in high school pre-collegiate/college preparatory programs.
  • Experience facilitating academic success workshops and/or groups. Strengths-based, developmental advising and/or coaching experience using appreciative and intrusive approaches.
  • Experience coaching and/or advising students on or nearing academic warning.
  • Experience supporting and developing intentional programming for historically underrepresented and underserved students.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A current cover letter.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by 9/29/21 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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