Academic Coach

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Academic Coach

Job No: 497268
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs

Reporting to the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) Associate Director for Student Learning Support and the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) Director, this individual will deliver learning assistance to students through personalized programs of academic self-improvement developed during individual coaching consultations, with a particular emphasis on students registered with the OAR and executive functioning skills. The Academic Coach will be responsible for working one-on-one with students seeking strategies and support to reach their personal academic goals, partnering with others on campus to support student success, and other relevant duties to support the OAR or TLC. The person in this role must be highly motivated, responsible, reliable, and have excellent communication and cross-cultural skills.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month position beginning August 1 and ending May 31. This position has the possibility of some remote or hybrid work to be scheduled flexibly.

Please submit a CV as well as a cover letter which specifically addresses the posted qualifications. Please also share a separate written diversity statement that addresses the 4 principles of the TLC and specifically how you might position yourself in a predominantly white institution to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for underrepresented students.

Job Duties:
● Apply knowledge and experience related to executive functioning to provide individual coaching sessions to students seeking support for personal academic goals, with a particular emphasis on students registered with the OAR.
● Summarize and communicate coaching session details in writing following student meetings.
● Refer students to additional resources and support, or build additional resources or systems of support with students as appropriate.
● Provide strategic support and educational opportunities about working with neurodiverse students to other support campus partners (faculty, staff, counselors, etc).
● Create and execute systems of intentionally inclusive outreach to students and partners.
● Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Master's degree in a related field required (Psychology, Counseling, Special Education, other Education degrees related to learners, or similar).
● At least two years teaching, coaching, advising, and/or counseling students on executive functioning skills and strategies, regardless of degree.
● Demonstrated commitment to inclusion (antiracism and neurodiversity, etc) and experience working with or serving a diverse student body.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Strong attention to detail, self-motivated, and excellent organizational skills.
● Ability to handle confidential information on a routine basis.

We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Training or certification related to Executive Functioning or specific learning disabilities
● General knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
● Understanding of the differences between K-12 and higher education accommodations.
● Experience with the Co-Active coaching model or a related format.
● Experience with and knowledge of best practices in student learning

Work Type:
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, 10-month position beginning August 1 and ending May 31. This position has the possibility of some remote or hybrid work to be scheduled flexibly.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a position with a hiring range of $39,120 to $48,900 (E05). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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