Advertised Employing Department: Dean of Students Office
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting through the Division of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Academic Coach who will focus on providing academic support for Iowa State students.
As a member of the Academic Success Center (ASC) team, the Academic Coach, under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Academic Coaching, is primarily responsible for the delivery of individualized, one-on-one support for students to develop both cognitive and non-cognitive skills that promote academic and personal success. In addition, the Academic Coach will outreach to students who are at risk of academic warning, probation, or dismissal and students who would like to improve their academic skills. These students will be identified through data analytics tools including but not limited to, the ISU predicted 2.0 lists, early alert transition survey, and/or Education Advisory Board (EAB) Campus platform.
The Academic Coach also fulfills duties for the Academic Success Center and Dean of Students Office such as delivering academic success presentations and workshops.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with college students in a student-centered learning environment and knowledge of cognitive development and student development theories. In addition, the successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects as necessary; and will have working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, and basic assessment practices.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience advising and supporting college students
Experience advising and supporting students deemed at-risk
Experience supervising and implementing supplemental instruction, tutoring, academic coaching, or a related academic success program
Experience with program evaluation and assessment
Experience interacting one-on-one with clientele of varying ethnic groups, cultures, backgrounds, learning preferences, and temperaments
This position will work Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm with occasional nights and weekends to deliver workshops, trainings, and outreach events.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.