Location: Franklin, MA Category: Administration/Staff Posted On: Wed Apr 17 2019 Job Description:
I. Job Summary:
The Academic Coach at Dean College provides a strategy-based approach to academic support for students enrolled in Academic Coaching, a fee-based learning program open to all students at the institution. Academic Coaches work with students to address immediate academic needs, while developing long-term independent skills in studying, reading, and organization. Academic Coaches help students become independent learners and to eventually transition away from tutorial support. Time management, organization and long-term planning are some of the skills that students gain through their experience in Academic Coaching.
This is a fall-spring semester, part-time position; ten to fifteen hours per week for 14 weeks each semester. Prospective candidates' must be available to work at least two evenings per week for extended hours. Must be able to work additional days/evenings (or occasional weekends) to make up hours when necessary.
II. Job Duties:
Work with individual students to provide academic support through strategy-based initiatives (time management, planning for long term assignments, preparing for tests/exams, note taking, and course assignment support);
Provide students assistance with subject matter work as it relates to organization, test preparation and writing;
Actively support the learning process and work to create and support a student-centered environment;
Collaborate with Success and Career Advisors and faculty to support students enrolled in Academic Coaching program;
Motivate students through the learning process and provide referrals as needed;
Assist, when needed, in the delivery of all programs and services provided by the Morton Family Learning Center;
Assist Morton Family Learning Center staff with special projects as assigned by the Director, including occasional administrative duties;
Provide documentation and analysis of student attendance and performance during coaching sessions;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Special Education, Education, English or related field;
Experience working with students with learning difficulties, preferably at the college level;
Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook is essential;
Prospective candidates must be prepared to look at computer screens for long periods of time;
Understanding of student development theory and different learning styles;
Experience motivating students in the learning process;
Tutoring experience preferred;
Prospective candidates must be available to work at least two evenings per week for extended hours. Must be able to work extra days/evenings (or occasional weekends) to make up hours when necessary;
Prospective candidates must be prepared to sit for extended periods of time.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on this link.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
Internal Number: 109612
About Dean College
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Today, Dean serves over 1,200 full-time students and close to 200 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.