Academic Coach

Academic Coach

  • 528085
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA Office of the Provost

Academic coaches are responsible for providing personalized interactions to assist students in navigating the path to achieve their educational goals. Academic coaches help students “own their learning” by helping their peers with time management, using common software programs, study skills, stress management, test taking strategies, organizational skills, and other academic success skills. Academic coaches work with students in-person (drop in and by appointment) and online (by appointment only).

The Learning Commons (LC) provides educational support and opportunities to all UAA students. The LC offers services to promote student success including: subject-specific tutoring, writing support, communication and presentation coaching, the Learning Assistant program, open study space, and more.

To thrive in this role, candidates should be organized, patient, caring and understanding. Academic Coaches must be good at managing their time, staying on top of their coursework and other responsibilities, willing to learn and able to take the lead on projects like creating tips sheets, maintaining and organizing useful documents and handouts, or leading workshops on academic skills. Academic Coaches must be comfortable working with all types of students and must be available to work 10 hours per week throughout Fall and Spring semesters. Shifts are generally in-person at the UAA Consortium Library Monday through Friday between 10am to 8pm. An individual shift must be 2 hours long minimum. ACP Hours vary during summer semester and school breaks. Academic Coaches are not expected to work during finals week. Hours are subject to change.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Working knowledge of effective academic skills and successful student habits.
Ability to provide academic coaching in an organized manner. 
Effective communication skills and capacity to work with students with diverse backgrounds, learning preferences and needs.
Must be able to work with peers in a cordial and tactful manner.
Dependable and task oriented.
Self-motivated, ability and willingness to take initiative.
Desire to help other students learn and succeed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:
Currently enrolled in at least 6 credits at UAA and in good academic standing
Must have completed a minimum of 15 credits
Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA
Familiarity with or willingness to learn UAA systems and software platforms such as Blackboard, Google Suite, Microsoft Word, EAB Navigate, and more.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Customer service experience
One (1) year of work/volunteer experience, particularly in a university setting

Position Details:

This position is located at the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage. This is a part-time, non-exempt student assistant 2 position, up to 20 hours a week with starting pay $17.00 per hour. 

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Helen Sale, Shared Services HR Coordinator, at 907-786-6885.

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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