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CORD Peer Academic Coach (Six Open Positions)

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

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Closing Date:

08/24/2024


Type of Position:

Staff - Clerical


Workstudy Position:

No


Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)


Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the Disability Accommodations | OEOC | University of Arkansas (uark.edu) : Request an Accommodation. Appli­cants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.

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Department:

Academic Coaching


Department's Website:

https://success.uark.edu/


Summary of Job Duties:

Peer Academic Coaches in the Student Success Center support student learning by helping students with their academic and personal transition to the university environment. Coaches attend a first-year experience "student success" course (UNIV 10051) working collaboratively with the instructor and meeting individually with students outside class. Additionally, Peer Academic Coaches play a key role in Student Success Center outreach efforts through presentations, tabling, special events, and various other initiatives related to student academic success. This position requires excellent communication skills and the desire to help students succeed.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled student with completion of twenty-four credit hours at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville prior to job start OR currently enrolled graduate student

  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.25

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • At least one semester of experience supporting students (mentor, tutor, coach, SI leader, etc.)

  • Junior standing or above

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheets, video conferencing and email systems

  • Skilled in interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

  • Skilled in conducting online and in-person meetings

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and troubleshoot appointment issues when necessary

  • Ability to demonstrate a positive work ethic and model successful student behavior


Additional Information:

Graduate students are subject to background checks


Salary Information:

$13.00 per hour for undergraduate academic coaches
$17.00 per hour for graduate academic coaches


Required Documents to Apply:

Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status


Recruitment Contact Information:

Kristen Karpinski
Coordinator for Peer Academic Coaching
Associate Director for Academic Initiatives
klkarpin@uark.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

We do not need an official transcript; unofficial is fine


Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture that embeds inclusion, opportunity, educational excellence and unparalleled access for all.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Talking


Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Reaching


Occasional Physical Activity:

Standing, Walking


Benefits Eligible:

No