The Dennis Learning Center-SpringForward Academic Coach in Transition and Academic Growth (TAG) provides academic coaching for SpringForward students (primarily new first year students who are in academic risk after their first semester) to develop effect academic strategies that support learning, development and success, ultimately leading to graduation. The Academic Coach will meet with students both individually and in groups and hold an annual caseload of up to 300 students. Shows commitment to and contribution to equity, diversity, and inclusion in alignment with Ohio State goals. Serve as a point of contact for designated students throughout their time at the university, providing academic coaching and follow-up on a short- or long-term basis with an ongoing consideration of student needs. Provide students with individualized feedback, support, and accountability in areas such as building effective study methods, managing time productively, and strengthening motivation toward academic work. Tailor academic coaching sessions by developing a clear understanding of students’ goals, current study strategies and any challenges or concerns. Assist students in learning about and applying new academic strategies, behaviors, and attitudes to reach their goals. Conduct SpringForward academic coaching recruitment campaigns and outreach. Review and takes notes in Ohio State systems. Work closely with Dennis Learning Center and SpringForward staff to monitor student needs, engagement, and progress. Receive and provide referrals to connect students with additional support and resources. Identify, develop, and implement innovative forms of academic support, such as workshop series and academic-skills programs, to reach SpringForward students throughout the academic year. Provide academic support, encourage engagement, and build relationships with students by participating in general SpringForward programming and events. Develop and engage in activities and events for SpringForward intensive summer program. Engage in committee work that is related to the missions of TAG, SpringForward, and the Dennis Learning Center. Teach one or more sections of SpringForward courses (e.g., ESEPSY 2059 or 5193) per semester, as assigned, to provide structured academic support in a group format. Skillfully use technology to create and deliver content and services virtually. Complete other duties as assigned to support the mission and goals of SpringForward and the Dennis Learning Center. This is a three-year term position.
Master’s degree in educational psychology, counseling, or higher education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of experience providing direct academic support to college students through academic coaching, academic-skills workshops, and/or college-success courses. In-depth knowledge of theory and research relevant to college-student learning and motivation. Strong sense of personal accountability and passion for supporting student learning. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Experience serving students from diverse backgrounds.
Direct experience in a college learning center, academic success center, or related program.
Target Salary: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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