Student Development Specialist IV "Academic Coach" (S04819P)

University of Texas at Arlington
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$47,000
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Position Information

Posting Number S04819P

Position Title Student Development Specialist IV "Academic Coach" (S04819P) Department Division of Student Success Location Arlington Job Family Student Success Position Status Full-time Work Hours Standard Work Schedule

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Open to External and Internal FLSA Salary Salary is commensurate with experience up to $47,000 Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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Job Summary

The Academic Coach will serve as the first and primary point of contact for all coaching, persistence, and retention initiatives. The Academic Coach will maintain an academic coaching caseload, cultivate meaningful student relationships, and share findings and trends related to retaining and tracking cohort students. The Academic Coach will collaborate with leadership to identify, create, and monitor retention strategies for struggling FTIC student populations identified by academic standing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assisting students' efforts to achieve their educational goals, while supporting both their academic and overall development.
  • Conduct both one on one and group academic coaching sessions utilizing multiple modalities such as in-person, virtual, phone, and email.
  • Help students make informed academic decisions by teaching them how to track their academic progress, locate and interpret appropriate policies, and utilize the available tools and resources.
  • Monitor the academic progress of a student caseload. This includes proactive outreach to provide students with just-in-time assistance.
  • Manages an academic coaching caseload for first year and targeted student populations to emphasize academic and career goal setting, learning strategies, time management and organization, self-regulation, and self- efficacy.
  • Monitors the progress of first year and other students in caseload with check-ins, scheduled meetings, or proactive outreach and communication, responding to students' questions, concerns, and needs.
  • Work with leadership to reach out to high-risk students; create persistence planning with students who are not in good academic standing.
  • Participate in the daily oversight and implementation of academic coaching best practices and communication of program requirements.
  • Speaks to various constituencies representing the Division of Student Success regarding the Academic Coaching process and other services the Academic Success Center provides.
  • Assists with retention programming, for FTIC and targeted populations, tracking coaching data and program evaluation.
  • Evaluates retention efforts and provide feedback to improve case management approach and intentional interventions with FTIC and transfer student cohorts.
  • Stay current on relevant academic programs and support services to provide appropriate referrals to students.
  • Participate in meetings, professional conferences, and individual professional development.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree and two to three years (2-3) of experience working with college students or high school students transitioning to Higher Education or equivalent experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree in higher education, college student development, or a related field with experience equivalent to a master's degree. Three to five (3 – 5) years of experience in an advisory, administrative, or educational capacity with college students. Academic advising experience preferred. Leadership and/or supervisory experience at an institution of higher education. Experience implementing, monitoring, and assessing student development programs/projects.

    Basic experience working with students in an advisory, administrative, or educational capacity. Basic knowledge of program models and best practices for offering services to various populations of students, including students with academic difficulty, and students at risk of leaving the institution. Working knowledge of college student services, college student development theory, and retention theory.

    Working Conditions

    Usual office conditions. Occasional evening and weekend work is necessary.

    Special Conditions for Eligibility Working Title Student Development Specialist IV CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

    ADA Accommodations

    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 2

    Desired Start Date Open Date Review Start Date Open Until Filled Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

    Requirement Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How many years of experience do you have advising students?
  • None/less than 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • 6 years or more
  • How many years of experience do you have working with college students or adolescents in an academic counseling capacity?
  • None/less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 5 years or more
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover/Interest Letter
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