Job ID: 191710

Academic Coach

Tufts University

  • Aug. 4, 2022
  • Academic Coach
  • Tufts University
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Counseling Services
    Educational Services


The Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center provides programs, services and resources to support instruction, enhance student academic success, provide support for students with disabilities, and retain a diverse student body. The StAAR Center provides academic resources for students outside of the classroom, including academic coaching, tutoring, tutor-led study groups, and workshops to help students become effective collaborative and independent learners. Additionally, the Center is responsible for providing collegiate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. StAAR also educates and informs faculty of their obligations and responsibilities to students with disabilities and advocates on behalf of students through university-wide initiatives and awareness education. The StAAR Center works closely with faculty, staff, and other University stakeholders to provide tutoring, workshops, academic programs and accommodations designed to support all students throughout their Tufts experience, including those with specific needs.

What You'll Do

The Academic Coach is the main point of contact for students seeking academic support outside of the classroom. This includes helping students manage their time, interpret their syllabi, develop good study habits, find a healthy approach to work/life balance, and identify additional on-campus resources. This role assists in the oversight of the undergraduate Subject Tutoring program, including hiring, training, ongoing professional development, and managing student tutors. This position develops and implements workshops and programming in collaboration with the Associate Director of Academic Support. This is a hybrid position. This position is expected to be on campus 3-4 days each week during the academic semesters with the possibility of additional flexibility during summer and winter breaks


Essential Functions:
1. Conducts one-on-one student meetings (executive functioning skills, study habits, work/life balance, etc.) with undergraduate and graduate students.
2. Assists in the oversight and administration of the undergraduate Subject Tutoring Program, including hiring, training, ongoing professional development, and managing student tutors.
3. Responsible for the development and delivery of academic skills workshops as determined by the Associate Director of Academic Support
4. Keeps meticulous records and assists with the collection and analysis of data related to both academic coaching and tutoring
5. Presents StAAR resources at various Tufts events as assigned
6. Attends all Academic Coaching/StAAR Staff meetings and trainings, as well as other professional development opportunities as assigned
7. Other duties as assigned 



What We're Looking For

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, And Certifications/Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, social organization, leadership, sociology, psychology or related field. At least 1 to 3 years supporting high school, college or adult learners successfully navigate their educational experience.

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.
Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge of peer tutoring programs and/or peer pedagogy
Experience teaching at the collegiate level

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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