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Harvard University Student Services Officer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

50125BRAuto req ID:50125BRJob Code:FS1157 Student Services Officer II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Academic Coach [Probation/Leave]Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required. 3+ years of experience providing academic support to university students in one or more areas related to college learning, such as peer tutoring programs, teaching, reading and study skills, learning difficulties/disorders/disabilities, advising, or academic coaching.Additional Qualifications:Master’s degree preferred. 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.

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent materials development and project management skills.

Higher education teaching experience a plus. Experience advising/mentoring students in higher education a plus. Knowledge of best practices in the field of academic support, academic coaching, and liberal arts curricula.

Knowledge of/experience with academic support for specific populations of students, including but not limited to: first-generation, low-income students, students from underresourced high schools, student athletes, international students, students with learning disabilities, English-language learners, a plus.

Knowledge of programs supporting students on probation or returning from leave, experience studying a non-English language and/or studying outside the US, a plus.

Knowledge of/experience with development and use of online tools for academic support a plus.Additional Information:All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:Academic Resource CenterPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services Duties & Responsibilities:The Academic Resource Center at Harvard University seeks a full-time Academic Coach. The Academic Resource Center is the primary provider of academic support to students in Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The ARCS’s mission is to empower students to reach their full academic potential through skills-based resources, consultations, workshops, tutoring, and coaching. Using evidence-based methods, the ARC supports students in developing reading strategies, time management, and metacognitive approaches to their learning. ARC staff work in collaboration with staff and faculty in academic departments and co-curricular offices to support students’ classroom experiences and give all students full access to the education that is part of the mission of Harvard College and GSAS.

This academic coach will be responsible for developing and overseeing programs for students on academic probation, students returning from leave (for academic or disciplinary reasons), students matriculating at non-traditional ages, students studying abroad, and international students.

Core duties include:

  • Design and facilitate workshops and discussions teaching topics such as core academic skills like strategic reading, effective study strategies, and exam preparation; executive function skills like time management, attention/concentration, personal accountability, and motivation; how to overcome common academic challenges like perfectionism and procrastination; and other general skills related to college learning

  • Facilitate group sessions, accountability programs, and other programs as requested by academic departments, co-curricular offices, and the partner College offices

  • Meet one-on-one with students whose individual academic challenges can be better addressed outside of a group instructional setting.

  • Assist students in developing academic plans and academic goal setting

  • Develop and maintain online tools and programs to support students with above topics

  • Participate fully in the College academic community: Work closely with departmental faculty and academic staff to create workshops and training for specific departments and disciplines; liaise with Dean of Students Office, Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, First-Year Experience Office, and Office of International Education to target academic support offerings to at-need students

  • Participate in regular professional development;

  • Maintain records and provide reports; other activities and duties as assigned.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.