Academic Coach (Part Time)

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Job Title:

Academic Coach (Part Time)

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Position Type:

Part Time/Temporary

Key Responsibilities :

Juniata College invites applicants for part-time academic coach. We are seeking candidates with a passion for helping students achieve success in college. Academic coaching is an interactive partnership focusing on the process of learning how to learn. Typical Duties and Responsibilities:· Help students examine their educational goals, learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success. · Work with students to create and implement effective strategies to achieve goals. · Heighten awareness of what it takes to achieve academic success and anchor this with new strategies, a supportive relationship, and personal accountability. · Help students understand how their use of time and levels of organization or disorganization (paper, space, and technological data) impact their studies. · Collaborate with students, helping them navigate through-and triumph over-personal and academic challenges, articulate goals, craft a pathway to achieving them, and cultivate the knowledge and skills needed for academic, career and personal success. Essential Duties:· Work collaboratively within the Health and Wellness Team.· Ability to motivate students.· Manage and coach a caseload of assigned students through positive responsive relationships. · Maintain a holistic view of students’ progression, proactively monitoring their progression toward academic and career goals alongside creating a supportive, encouraging relationship. · Utilize appropriate technology; maintain accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student.· Provide timely interventions and coaching to students; support students in identifying and addressing problems and connect them with appropriate support services. · Teach students how to navigate campus and community resources. · Empower students to advocate for themselves effectively. · Proactively identify and eliminate student-success barriers such as goal setting, time management, study skills, test-taking strategies, self-advocacy, mindset, etc.· Utilizing all available methods, communicate with students within your caseload based on student needs and comfort level; develop a flexible and personalized communication plan.· Develop and provide education, training and/or workshops on topics related to student success to students, co-workers and other college personnel and groups.· Follow all college policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines as they relate to this position. · Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws.· Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.

Position Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in education, human services, psychology, or related field with a minimum of one year work experience in an educational setting working directly with students or an equivalent combination of training and experience.· Good knowledge of a student-centered and equity-minded approach to academic coaching. · Considerable skill in problem solving and research. · Considerable skill to manage a caseload of students proactively and independently.· Considerable skill in working independently and as a team; with the ability to determine approach for completing work based on guidelines. · Considerable skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including but not limited to Word and Excel· Considerable skill in independently organizing work to meet established deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to respond to changing goals and priorities.· Considerable skills in verbal and written communication. · Considerable skill in interpersonal interaction to be applied to a variety of individuals with differing education, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. · Working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment as well as learning and adapting to new and updated programs and technology.

Juniata College embraces a liberal arts lifestyle and as such, we believe that all people bring valuable perspective to contribute as citizens in an increasingly global and diverse community. We encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Therefore, our relationships are based on mutual respect and support. Please join us…

Supervision Required/Given:

Operates within established regulations and procedures of Juniata College Health and Wellness Team. Reports directly to the Coordinator of Learning Services, Case Management and Academic Support, and indirectly to the Senior Associate Dean for Health and Wellness.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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