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Academic Coach

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Student Success Center


University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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Position Description

The Coordinator I – Academic Coach provides academic and personal adjustment support for low to to high achievingstudents. Academic Coaches assist students in developing a comprehensive academic action plan for success andpersistence at UT. Coaches also identify and provide strategic outreach to various student populations who are at risk andare in need of ongoing assistance. Academic Coaching appointments focus on time management, learning strategies, andcreating academic goals and action plans. In addition, the Coordinator I AcademicCoach will assist the SSC leadershipteam with the day to day operations of the center.


• Provide academic coaching (time management, goal setting, learning strategies, etc.) to diverse student populations;assist students in the resolution of academic problems;

• Teach First Year Studies 101 (Fall term for entering freshmen) and CE 205 (Spring term for freshmen on academicprobation);

• Conduct workshops and outreach presentations to teach learning strategies and proper academic habits;

• Develop, implement, and assess Student Success Center programs as the unit expands programming to meet the needsof the campus community;

• Prepare regular data and assessment reports as requested;

• Participate in campus wide outreach activities, representing the SSC at Admissions events, freshman summer orientation,and campus requests for programming

• Attend new student orientations, open houses and recruitment events as needed;

• Attend weekly leadership and department meetings;

• Actively engage in professional development opportunities;

• Encourage professionalism and positive interactions throughout the office.

Academic coaching includes the following:

• One on one meetings with students to develop learning and life strategies promoting academic success of meetings focus on developing skills in time management, managing freedom, goal setting, test preparation, and other academic success skills and strategies; discussions center upon developing critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving, and inter and intrapersonal skills, resulting in improved success in the classroom, stronger connections to the campus community, and achievement of goals.

Application Process

Institution Information

Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide.We serve the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people's lives through research and service.By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we are on track to join our peers in the nation’s Top 25 public research institutions. An aggressive roadmap guides our journey.We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Jessica Osborne or Talisha Adams 865-974-6641


Required Qualifications

This position requires a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel or a related field.

A minimum of one year of relevant experience

Experience working with students in a higher educational setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience delivering academic support initiatives, implementing academic interventions, or developing learningstrategies

Experience working with multiculturalstudents and students with diverse backgrounds

Prior experience with Academic Coaching or Academic Advising

Excellent presentation and communication skills.