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Graduate Learning Coaches at the Learning Center: 2023 – 2024

Position Announcement

The Learning Center seeks enthusiastic, student-centered graduate students to join our staff. Graduate students in all UNC-Chapel Hill schools and departments may apply.

Graduate Learning Coach (GLC) will work for 15 fixed, consistent hours per week. This position requires participation in training (one full week beginning August 14th through August 18th with ongoing training throughout the year), coaching undergraduate students, contribution to staff meetings, and participation in other activities related to our overall mission.

GLCs provide Academic Coaching. Coaching is a popular method of working with students that helps them develop the organizational, time management, and study skills they need as they learn to balance the responsibilities of college and face increased academic expectations. Academic Coaching promotes action and the opportunity for students to grow in self-awareness. A Graduate Student Learning Coach will provide one-on-one and group coaching with undergraduate students who seek to improve their academic effectiveness.

GLCs also contribute to and participate in other Learning Center efforts. This includes developing and leading workshops or coaching groups, staffing events for undergraduates, and creating resources for our website.

You are eligible to apply for a Graduate Learning Coach Position in the Learning Center if you will be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking graduate student in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill during both fall 2023 and spring 2024 (It is okay if you are done with coursework and are enrolled in dissertation credit only.).

Applications are due on Monday, March 6th


The Graduate Student Learning Coach will receive the university standard teaching assistant stipend of $10,000/semester with eligibility for health insurance for the academic year. The Learning Center cannot provide tuition assistance, but you may be eligible for tuition support from the Graduate School.

Who should apply

We encourage applications from graduate students who are student-centered and who have experience in fields related to education, counseling and psychology. Personal experience with coaching, peer-mentoring or tutoring, or experience working with undergraduates is beneficial. We value staff who can work collaboratively and independently. We also value having a diverse staff and welcome applications from people of every race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Selection will occur through a formal application and interview process.

A Graduate Learning Coach must be able to work one evening per week (Monday through Thursday, 5 – 7pm) as part of the 15 required hours. A Graduate Learning Coach must also attend the entirety of the training week, scheduled to take place August 14th through August 18th. Training is from 9am to 4pm, and attendance is mandatory.

The Application Process

Applications are submitted online and due by Monday, March 6th We will interview candidates beginning in mid-March. Offers will be made in early April.

To learn more before you apply, visit our FAQ.

For further questions about the Learning Center, the Learning Coach position, the application process or our hiring guidelines, contact Kristen Rademacher, Academic Coach – ADHD/LD Specialist at The Learning Center: 919-843-4553 or

We look forward to hearing from you!

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