Academic Coach, Student Learning Programs

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Anywhere
Job Title: Student Services Officer 2

Working Title: Academic Coach, Student Learning Programs

VPUE Unit: Center for
Teaching and Learning

Location: Hybrid Work Opportunity

Job Code: 7502

Job Grade: H

Exemption Status:
Exempt, 100%FTE, Fixed Term: Ending March 24, 2023

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has been serving Stanford since 1975,
offering a variety of programs and services to advance teaching and learning for the campus community. Our team is passionate about
supporting our diverse student population to be successful learners inside and outside the classroom, and we are equally passionate about
helping faculty and graduate students to be effective teachers. We are a highly collaborative team, and everyone plays an important role in
realizing CTL’s mission to advance teaching and learning at Stanford. CTL is administratively housed within the office of the Vice Provost
for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) and is also affiliated with the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), acknowledging the center’s
role in supporting both undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning and widespread campus partnerships.

https://ctl.stanford.edu/

https://studentlearning.stanford.edu/

CTL’s academic skills programs serve
over 1,000 students each year and are grounded in a “whole-person” educational model, which recognizes the interrelationships among the
intellectual, social, and personal aspects of academic life and learning. Our resources enhance the learning experiences of undergraduate,
graduate, and professional students at Stanford through academic coaching, workshops, and online materials. These programs assist students
with topics such as test-taking, effective time management, reading strategies, academic motivation and resilience, and more.

Under
the general direction of the Associate Director of Student Learning Programs, the Academic Coach uses a direct-service model that translates
research from the learning sciences into holistic academic support for students in both individual and group settings.

In this role,
you will:

  • Meet individually with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to help them tackle common academic challenges
    and develop skills and knowledge for academic success
  • Meet regularly with undergraduate students on deferred suspension, returning
    from suspension, and/or returning from an extended period away as part of the Joint Advising and Coaching Support (JACS) Program
  • Collaborate with the Academic Advising office to facilitate and implement the JACS program, which includes assisting with oversight of
    programming and operational tasks
  • Mentor and help develop the peer academic coaches, a cohort that includes advanced graduate and
    professional students, by observing coaching sessions and providing constructive feedback
  • Exercise discretion when sensitive
    information is disclosed by students and ensure the protection of student data and communication
  • Assist with curriculum
    development, and facilitate the peer academic coaching training, required for all new peer academic coaches
  • Design and facilitate
    academic skills workshops and programs to meet student needs, drawing from current learning sciences research. These include workshops
    tailored to specific courses and campus programs on topics such as: time management, procrastination, academic motivation, exam preparation,
    effective study strategies, reading strategies, goal-setting, resilience, growth mindset, dissertation preparation, and more
  • Coordinate updates to the academic skills web pages
  • Respond to general inquiries about academic skills coaching and programs
    from students, faculty, and staff
  • Represent Student Learning Programs at university-wide events such as New Student Orientation
    and Admit Weekend; work with the communication team to create outreach materials
  • Contribute to development and implementation of
    innovative pilot projects on student learning support
  • Ensure that academic coaching and other student learning programs are
    accessible and inclusive for first-generation students, low-income students, underrepresented students of color, and other students
    historically marginalized in higher education
  • May train and supervise other staff, volunteers and temporary workers.

**The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain
or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary
depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may
also perform other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of
    relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience
  • Demonstrated interest and experience working
    with a student and colleague populations that are highly diverse in terms of, for example, race, language of origin, ethnicity, nationality,
    religion, first-generation to college, age, socio economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic abilities and
    interests
  • Strong interpersonal skills to identify students’ academic needs, make recommendations, and follow-up
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience teaching or conducting workshops or other trainings in a
    postsecondary setting
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks, especially complex
    projects with multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, at various points
    during the year
  • Location: This is a hybrid work opportunity with a regular required presence of at least three days per week at
    the main campus of Stanford University. The remaining one to two days per week may optionally be conducted off site, with schedules set in
    collaboration and according to programming needs and subject to the University’s hybrid work policies, which may change.

*-Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who
requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate)
  • Experience providing advanced academic support to university students in one or more
    areas related to college learning, such as peer tutoring programs, student development, counseling, teaching, reading and study skills,
    learning differences/disabilities, advising, and academic coaching

About the Office of the Vice Provost for
Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

As the designated gateway to undergraduate education at Stanford, VPUE strives to
connect students intellectually with the full range of our educational opportunities and to promote the active engagement of all faculty,
instructors and staff with undergraduate students.

For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help
students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions and develop a sense of civic purpose at Stanford. These include investigative
introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising
and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices, opportunities to pursue
public service campus-wide, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering
interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one’s research agenda. VPUE collaborates with
faculty, staff and students to provide the world-class experiences for which Stanford is known. All VPUE resources are dedicated to
involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with transformative opportunities and fully realizing a liberal
education at Stanford.

https://undergrad.stanford.edu/about

VPUE advocates for and supports diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging at Stanford through our teaching, policies, programming, and partnerships across the university. VPUE seeks to
create a work environment motivated and shaped by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which all staff explicitly and
mindfully act to implement these principles. We seek a work environment which values input from all, transparency and openness in
decision-making, and respectful and supportive engagement.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research
to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and
dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

* Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film
screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
* A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous
time-off, and family care resources.
* A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our
world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
* Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic
sculptures, trails, and museums.
* Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and
more!

*-Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

If
you’re ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a supportive work-life balance, we
invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online
application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your interest in the position and how you feel your background and experience would
make you a successful candidate.

http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
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