Eckerd College
  • 05-Jan-2023 to 01-Feb-2023
  • - Center for Academic Excellence
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Position Title:

Academic Coach


Center for Academic Excellence

Immediate Supervisor:

Director of Accessibility

FLSA Status:

Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Position Summary (briefly describe the general purpose of the position)
Provide one-on-one support to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the Center for Academic Excellence. Coaches students to increase metacognitive awareness and implementation of academic strategies to help students become more independent and self-regulated learners. May also serve as an academic coach for any student in the areas of: time management, organizational skills, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Concentrates on students' expressed academic concerns, executive functioning strategies, and monitoring of academic progress.

Essential Functions (other non-essential duties may be assigned)

  1. Provide academic coaching for students with learning disabilities in areas such as time management, organizational skills, study skills, test-taking strategies, reading/writing skills, understanding course content, and life skills including appropriate communication.
  2. Provide academic coaching to general student population in areas listed above as requested.
  3. Assist with developing workshops and other outreach to the faculty and student population.
  4. Assist the Office of Accessibility with testing center responsibilities, including but not limited to helping students use Accommodate to make semester requests and schedule testing, test preparation, proctoring, and test delivery.
  5. Assist the Office of Accessibility with notetaking coordination and converting documents to accessible format.

Position(s) Directly Supervised

Required Qualifications

  • An excellent command and instructional experience with supporting post- secondary written language, reading, and content.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a heavy caseload of students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to accommodate the needs of students with sensitivity and thoughtfulness and to work in collaboration with other staff members of the CAE & the Office of Accessibility.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions (include travel and after-hours work requirements)

  • Frequently required to communicate with others via email, video conferencing, chat applications, social media, and/or telephone.
  • Occasional after-hours and weekend work required

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Exceptional Education with an emphasis in learning disabilities, plus experience in providing academic support/coaching to students with disabilities. The equivalent combination of education, experience, and specialized training may be considered.

Employment will require a successful background check.

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Eckerd College


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