Summary Under the direction of the Director of Academic Coaching and Tutoring, the Academic Coach supports the department’s mission of promoting academic, personal, and professional growth for the diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations at Regis. The Academic Coach works collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement academic support programming, maintains a caseload of students for coaching, tracks student services usage data, and connects with faculty and other campus offices with the intention of supporting student academic success, retention, and persistence to graduation.
Maintains a caseload of students for academic coaching according to the Regis College academic coaching model.
Provides direct academic coaching support to assigned students at the undergraduate and graduate level via individual and group meetings.
Engages intentionally with linked First Year Seminar sections to visit classrooms and provide learning strategies, time management, and first year transition workshops.
Serves as a liaison to faculty and staff within assigned areas (e.g., academic departments, athletics, and special student population), communicating and collaborating with them to create programming that supports student learning within those areas.
Innovates with colleagues on the creation and implementation of learning communities and study groups.
Works closely with Academic Advising to provide advising support for students and to create and maintain student academic plans for students on academic standing.
Collects data on student usage of coaching and FOIL programming and student satisfaction with these services.
Submits monthly activity reports to the Director related to progress towards departmental goals.
Attends weekly staff meetings and other departmental meetings as requested.
Upholds the College’s commitment to equal opportunity and promotes inclusive excellence in all interactions with students, tutors, and faculty and staff colleagues.
Performs additional duties to contribute toward effective implementation of departmental programs and services as assigned.
Participates in institutional committees and task forces as assigned.
Works with other staff to develop content for the departmental website and ensures that the site is accurate and up to date.
MA/MS degree in education, counseling, psychology or related field.
Professional judgment and ability to refer students to other College resources, services, or advising as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and respectfully in a complex and diverse academic environment.
Ability to interact effectively and communicate clearly, orally and in writing, with students, faculty and staff.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Willingness to be innovative, take intellectual risks, and learn from mistakes.
Ability to meet deadlines and perform will under pressure.
Extensive knowledge of academic support services in a diverse higher education community.
Demonstrated ability to develop academic support programs supportive of an increasingly mobile and technology enhanced environment.
Ability to uphold the College’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Strong technology skills including mastery of MS Word, Excel, OneDrive, and Zoom. Experience with StarFish, Smarthinking, and Ellucian Colleague a plus.
Thorough organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment.
May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines. There will be regular interruptions to assist students, visitors and staff.
May require some lifting of equipment and/or boxes of supplies.
Position is based on the Regis campus in Weston; should be comfortable working in a remote environment, as needed, to maintain outreach.
May require evening and weekend hours.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
Internal Number: 80527
About Regis College
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.