Peer Academic Coach

Job Title:  Peer Academic Coach
Reports to:  Learning Specialist Senior
Salary:  $12.40/hourly
Work Study Required
Hours per Week:  Flexible, 10 hours/week
Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Peer Academic Coaches will work flexible work hours, that can vary from morning shifts to evening shifts.

THINK TANK serves as the central academic support center on our campus. The Peer Academic Coaching program was developed to holistically support students by developing their study skills and implement learning strategies. The Peer Academic Coaches will be responsible for direct one-on-one peer academic coaching and help students create a plan for success. Each PAC will have a specific caseload of students who are part of the Schedule for Success program or the Academic Recovery program.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with students one-on-one to provide peer academic coaching.
  • Build and maintain rapport with students attending one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Provide guidance, support, and discuss skills such as college-level time management, study strategies, successfully navigating the university environment, stress management, and more to diverse population of students.
  • Assist first-year students in their transition to college and strengthen study skills/habits.
  • Promote THINK TANK services to students through visits to specific classrooms as well as one-on-one student interaction.
  • Maintain and document all contact with students resulting from standing appointments.
  • Other duties as assigned by Learning Specialist Senior or Learning Specialist Coordinator.
  • Achieve and advance certification through the College Reading and Language Association as a Mentor.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to creating a welcoming and positive environment and sensitive to student diversity.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly dependable and punctual.
  • Current University of Arizona student (prefer completion of at least 24 units of Arizona course work) with an interest in helping other students develop/strengthen study skills and acclimate to college level coursework.
  • Possession and maintenance of at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred.
  • Must be available for mandatory trainings August 18th, 19th, & 20th.
  • Preferred qualification but not mandatory: students who were part of Schedule for Success  (took Math 100 and SAS 100AX their first semester at Arizona).

How to Apply

JOB OPENING STATUS:

No positions available at this time.

Benefits of the Position

The Peer Academic Coaching position provides employees with extensive training and opportunities to practice communication and coaching skills. Peer Academic Coaches are likely to improve interpersonal communication, study skills, and self-awareness.

Questions can be directed to Alyssa O’Keeffe, Learning Specialist Coordinator, via email at aokeeffe@arizona.edu.