Peer Academic Coach - UAA Learning Commons

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Community & Technical College
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Academic Advising/Support

Position Summary:

The mission of the Academic Coaching Center (ACC) is to help students achieve academic success. The academic coach position supports the mission by assisting students to “own their learning.” They also help students: set academic goals, learn time management strategies, enhance attitudes towards school, gain study skills and note-taking strategies, prepare for tests, communicate with professors, and learn how to navigate common software programs.

Duties:

The mission of the Academic Coaching Center (ACC) is to help students achieve academic success. The academic coach position supports the mission by assisting students to “own their learning”. They also help students: set academic goals, learn time management strategies, enhance attitudes towards school, gain study skills and note-taking strategies, prepare for tests, communicate with professors, and learn how to navigate common software programs.

The Learning Commons (LC) provides educational support and opportunities to all UAA students. The LC offers services to promote student success including: tutoring, academic coaching, an information desk, seasonal programs and workshops, an open computer lab, group meeting spaces, and an open study space. The LC is located in Sally Monserud Hall, on the west side of campus.

Job Duties Include:

  • Provide coaching services regarding effective academic habits and learning strategies to students 
  • Represent the Academic Coaching Center, the Learning Commons, and UAA in a professional and inclusive manner
  • Help create a welcoming atmosphere in the Academic Coaching Center
  • Adhere to academic integrity and privacy guidelines
  • When appropriate, refer students to additional campus learning resources
  • Communicate effectively with students, coworkers, and supervisors
  • Participate in workshops and outreach events
  • Attend trainings and meetings as scheduled
  • Help maintain electronic records of student visits 
  • Restock supplies and materials, and help keep the ACC clean
  • Report incidents or events as they occur to supervisors 
  • Other duties as assigned

The Academic Coaching Center is staffed Monday-Friday 9 A.M.-5 P.M. for the 2018/2019 fall and spring semesters. Hours vary during summer semester and school breaks. Hours are subject to change.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing at UAA, and currently taking at least 6 credits
  • Minimum of one (1) year (at 20 hours per week) of work/volunteer experience
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Working knowledge of effective academic skills and successful student habits
  • Effective communication skills
  • Capacity to work with students with diverse backgrounds

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • At least one semester of your higher level learning completed at UAA
  • Preference may be given to full-time students and/or students eligible for work study
  • Work/volunteer experience in a university setting
  • Customer service experience
  • General knowledge of common software

This job is a Student Assistant C and pays $10.50/hour

REQUIRED APPLICANT DOCUMENTS:

Please submit a resume, contact information for 3 references

 

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