Academic Coach

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Academic Coach

  • 498567
  • Academic Support / Research
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 27 2023 at 09:00 CDT
  • College of Education

Job Summary:

The Academic Coach of Upward Bound (UB)/TRIO Programs is responsible for working with UB students and colleagues to meet grant objectives. Specifically, the academic coach will provide students with academic advising and in-depth counseling to assist with high school graduation, matriculation to post-secondary education and graduation from college. The academic coach will also conduct assessments that track student progress and implement interventions that offer support, motivation and guidance that assist participants in meeting their academic and career goals.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Conducts one-on-one and small group advising sessions with a caseload derived from 60 UB students providing academic, career, social/personal, and financial advising.
2. Assesses student needs, plans interventions, sets goals, provides academic and personal coaching, and conducts thorough follow-up procedures.
3. Consults and collaborates with High School counselors, teachers, and administrators to appropriately track student progress and increase the efficiency of UB programming and services.
4. Facilitates periodic workshops for UB participants on college access, academic success, financial literacy, and other related topics.
5. Participates in professional development related to college access for under-represented students.
6. Utilizes learning styles, learning assistance strategies, and coaching approaches to ensure student success.
7. Meets regularly with the UB coordinator to discuss academic plans for low-performing students and ensure services are being rendered.
8. Provides academic advising and college, career, financial aid, and economic literacy activities and related services to UB Participants.
9. Advises and assists UB Participants with secondary school course selection, undergraduate school admissions, and financial aid process.
10. Maintains a caseload of Participants and provides them with documented services and activities.
11. Ensures accurate and timely submission of all required documents, including but not limited to reports, meeting agendas, etc.
12. Addresses any situations of conflict or crisis by recommending on-site resources or making appropriate referrals.
13. Supports UB staff in executing new student orientation and attending recruitment activities that expand the reach of UB services to the UB target population on each high school campus.
14. Manages and maintains department correspondence, office supplies inventory, placing orders, department procedures
15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, or related field from an accredited college or university.
• 2 years of relevant professional experience working in a federal TRIO program or similar related program for underrepresented, marginalized or disadvantaged students.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Master’s Degree Preferred
• Professional or personal experiences in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Participants.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of barriers to secondary and postsecondary education faced by low income and first-generation students.
• Knowledge of educational advising strategies, learning styles, and developing non-cognitive behaviors for success with UB Eligible Students.
• Knowledge to teach study skills and time management techniques.
• Knowledge of high school curriculum, benchmark exams and college admission requirements.
• Knowledge to establish and maintain databases.
• Skill in the use of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Skill in the use of data records systems.
• Skill in effective written and verbal communications.
• Ability to interact with students.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to provide leadership and establish effective working relationships.
• Ability to administer and manage educational opportunity related programs.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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