Academic Coach

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number F227P
Job Position Title Academic Coach
Department Tutoring and Writing Services
Immediate Supervisor Title Director
FLSA Non-exempt
Grade None
Union None
Status Part-time
Total Number of Authorized Work Hours per Week 4-8
Total Number of Authorized Work Weeks per Year 28
Advertised Rate of Pay Discussed during interview
Position Summary

Monmouth University is seeking applications for Academic Coaches in the Tutoring and Writing Services department.

Academic Coaches are faculty members with strong teaching backgrounds and knowledge of study strategies and learning styles. They provide a comprehensive service for students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills, such as time management, organization and study skills. Tutoring Services at Monmouth University offers this support to help students achieve their academic goals along with self-advocacy and independent, life-long learning.

During 1:1 sessions, coaches will review the content and structure of each individual coaching session and determine, collaboratively with the student, a plan. Additionally, the coach will identify the student’s unique learning strengths, using the CSI (College Student Inventory for First Year students) and Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic (VARK), to develop individual plans for academic support, and promote self-confidence and independence.

Academic coaches will help first-year students to learn how to use syllabi effectively and learn how to manage their schedules to accommodate such things as classes, work, etc. They will coach students through the obstacles that arise at any point and help students create positive, effective habits that lead to academic and professional success.

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Enrichment Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be directed to: Dorothy Cleary, Director, Tutoring and Writing Services, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

Required Skills or Software Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, On-line Records System, Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately
Required Years of Experience
Required Degree, Licenses or Certifications Master's degree
Other Requirements

Be willing to complete the National Tutoring Association (NTA) Basic Level Tutor and Academic Coach training via online platform. Commitment to helping students maximize their learning through tutoring sessions. Commitment to providing learning/study strategies in all areas. Commitment to providing positive student/teacher relationships.

Willingness to utilize traditional and current best educational practices on a yearly basis, which includes updating workshops in response to student population or by Director request. Willingness to utilize technology to enhance the learning experience.

Preferred Qualifications

College level teaching experience. Experience in conducting tutorials. Knowledge of different learning styles, modalities, and experience with students of diverse learning abilities.

Posting Date 05/18/2016
Closing Date

Job Duties

Job Duties


Provide individual academic coaching sessions.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Conduct college success skills workshops as needed.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Attend Tutoring Services meetings and training sessions as required.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Learn how to use Accudemia to document student attendance and notes about each session.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Communicate regularly to the Director about student progress and report any concerns.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Provide academic support for First Year Advising referrals, Department of Disability Services referrals, probationary students, and students who receive Monmouth Early Warning System (MEWS) notifications.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Follow up with students as needed.

Regular or Occasional Regular

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Where did you hear about this job opening?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. First Letter of Recommendation
  2. Second Letter of Recommendation
  3. Third Letter of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts
  5. Other Document
  6. Professional References

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Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty, and students. Monmouth University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.