Academic Coach Job Description

Academic Coach Job Description

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Academic coach provides strategic administrative leadership to the Office of Online Academic Programs and Academic Learning Transformation Laboratory (ALT Lab).

Academic Coach Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective academic coach job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included academic coach job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Developing and leading the Academic Coaching program’s marketing and communication plan to engage students in academic coaching
Provide academic coaching (time management, goal setting, learning strategies, ) to diverse student populations
Create an environment favorable to learning and personal growth
Support teachers with instruction management of students
Utilize strong classroom management techniques and report escalated behaviors to the Administration
Lead students in daily advisory sessions to monitor student academic progress
Meet with students and parents to discuss challenges and obstacles engaging in the curriculum
Set and monitor personal goals with students
Motivate students through effective incentives and monitoring strategies
Tutor students when needed

Academic Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Academic Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED, LEC, CRLA

Education for Academic Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the academic coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Graduate, Teaching, Social Work, Science, Coaching, Math, Leadership

Skills for Academic Coach

Desired skills for academic coach include:

Microsoft Office Suite
Adult learning theories and cognitive load theory
APA style guidelines
Proper paraphrasing
Microsoft Office products
APA format
APA formatting relating to the presentation of statistical findings
Online research and basic math
Academic coaching
Community social service systems

Desired experience for academic coach includes:

Adhere to compliance requirements for program implementation
Create individual academic support plans for all academically at-risk student-athletes (prescribed tutoring, study hall, check in meetings and academic mentoring)
Provide or assist student-athlete in securing necessary academic support (tutors, academic mentors)
Monitor student-athlete academic performance at identified intervals determined by level of academic risk and session enrolled
Provide daily academic support/mentoring to most at-risk student-athletes
Create grade tracking sheets and update as assignments/grades post

Academic Coach Examples

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Academic Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an academic coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic coach
  • Regularly meeting with students for academic success coaching/consultation, resource referral and academic success plan development, with the goal of increasing student retention and graduation rates
  • Teach First Year Studies 101 (Fall term for entering freshmen) and CE 205 (Spring term for freshmen on academic probation)
  • Conduct workshops and outreach presentations to teach learning strategies and proper academic habits
  • Develop, implement, and assess Student Success Center programs as the unit expands programming to meet the needs of the campus community
  • Prepare regular data and assessment reports as requested
  • Attend new student orientations, open houses and recruitment events as needed
  • Attend weekly leadership and department meetings
  • Actively engage in professional development opportunities
  • Encourage professionalism and positive interactions throughout the office
  • Assess participants, through use of standardized tests, school district data, and other needs assessments, to determine participant needs
Qualifications for academic coach
  • Commitment to supporting the needs of the students
  • Innovative and creative in coming up with ideas to improve student services and enhance processes & procedures
  • Ability to discern appropriate level of communication with multiple audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive issues in compliance with applicable ADA, FERPA, SEVIS, and other applicable state, federal, University, and College of Professional Studies guidelines
  • Certification (or be willing to obtain such certification) in areas directly related to the work of the position or one’s professional field, such as MBTI, career certifications, PMI, APR
  • Flexible in work assignments and work hours to include some evenings and weekends
  • Master’s Degree in education, rehabilitation counseling, or related academic discipline.• Knowledge of disability law (Section 504, ADA-AA)
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Academic Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an academic coach. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for academic coach
  • Organize, implement, and attend college visits, including local and regional national visits when appropriate
  • Meet with parents, guardians, school-based advisors, teachers, and others as necessary and appropriate to serve as an advocate for the student’s educational needs
  • Instructs 1-2 general education STEM courses as part of the summer Bengal Bridge program
  • Instructs ACAD 1104 – First Year Transition—and/or ACAD 1103—College Learning Strategies for Math (depending upon educational background)—throughout the academic year
  • Provides coaching, advising, mentoring, leadership development, and key academic information to a cohort of first year students (based primarily on student major) in order to enhance student learning, retention, persistence, and graduation
  • Works within an innovative, creative, and energetic environment to develop diverse programs and processes in order to support our students’ educational goals
  • Supports the work of the Math (tutoring) Center (hiring, supervising, ) or Content Area Tutoring as needs arise
  • Participates in recruiting, registration, and retention events and initiatives throughout the year
  • Instructs general education STEM courses, for potential additional compensation, during the academic year as opportunities arise
  • Provide information sessions to students and parents to assist them in understanding the benefits of the program
Qualifications for academic coach
  • Ability to relate effectively with students, institutional personnel, and the public
  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience
  • Experience working with students in a higher educational setting
  • Experience delivering academic support initiatives, implementing academic interventions, or developing learning strategies
  • Experience working with multi-cultural students and students with diverse backgrounds
  • Two to three years staff experience in a client based, service-oriented environment
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Academic Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of academic coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for academic coach
  • Provide ongoing communication with, the high school community, program participants, and parents
  • Provide financial aid and scholarship information and direct assistance in completing financial aid forms
  • Provide information on how to apply to college and assist with the application process
  • Provide support and referrals for students experiencing family, personal, or economic issues which may impact school performance
  • Coordinate the logistics for
  • Track progress of one-on-one meetings, group meetings, program activities and events
  • Coordinate, train and supervise a group of peer mentors to support students across entry and advanced degree programs
  • Recruit and schedule academic tutors to support student success
  • Coach students individually and in groups to assist them in meeting their academic and professional goals
  • Develop programs that improve life and academic skills, including learning strategies, time management, work/life balance, stress management
Qualifications for academic coach
  • Ability to discern unique needs of individual learners and to address them accordingly
  • Knowledge of professional development and career advising practices
  • Comfortable using multiple mediums to communicate, esp
  • Current and stay abreast of research in the field of academic and student affairs
  • The ability to discern appropriate level of communication with multiple audiences and maintain confidentiality around complex and sensitive issues to be in compliance with applicable ADA, FERPA, SEVIS, and other applicable state, federal, University, and College of Professional Studies guidelines
  • Have industry experience related to programs offered
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Academic Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of academic coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for academic coach
  • Participate in continual program evaluation and improvement within the Office of Student Support and Community Engagement
  • Communicate with students and faculty to ensure timely progression to graduation
  • Collect student feedback and data to continually improve student engagement services
  • Meet with teachers and grade team leaders to ensure alignment between academic activities during the after school program and the school day
  • Assist with the recruitment efforts to ensure that eligible participants are served each year of the program
  • Provide academic counseling, coaching, and advocacy for participants including assessment of academic needs, creation of a student action plan, monitoring of academic growth, and appropriate interventions and referrals to additional services
  • Plan and oversee educational seminars focused on preparing students for doctoral study
  • Plan other educational activities
  • Advise participants on locating and applying to research internships and/or other internships that will help them prepare for and become stronger applicants to graduate school programs
  • Assist participants with financial and economic literacy, including financial planning for post-secondary education
Qualifications for academic coach
  • Regulatory Affairs in Science and Industry
  • Government and Civic Engagement
  • Master’s degree in related field required with experience in higher education and/or college readiness
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience with grant writing and managing grant funded program required
  • Demonstrated knowledge in program development and project management
  • Organizational and presentation skills, including workshop or program planning skills
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Academic Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an academic coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for academic coach
  • Work with international sponsored students to complete a prescribed Academic Coaching program, including a set number of meetings between the coach and student, a set number of meetings or activities outside the coaching partnership, and completion of various support materials by the student in difficulty
  • Conducting group workshops and academic coaching of students in a group setting
  • Assist in tracking performance measures by updating program student database
  • Disseminate information regarding program services to the University through presentations, website, brochures and newsletter
  • Coordinate participants’ preparation for the Graduate Record Exam and testing schedule
  • Monitors student academic progress key success metrics for identified students, and make intervention program adjustments to meet student needs
  • Conducts small group online Student and Parent Resource Sessions on academic topics as scheduled
  • Attend class with the scholars Monday-Friday
  • Ensure that you are working collaboratively with the faculty
  • Work actively with scholars to assist them in developing approaches that will lead to improved their college readiness
Qualifications for academic coach
  • Knowledge of working with diverse populations
  • Ability to prioritize, make decisions in complex situations, be flexible and produce reports when needed
  • Strong computer and technology skills, software experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in teaching or school administration
  • Master's degree in Management or a related educational field
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in a service-oriented environment, teaching or university setting

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