Graduate Learning Coach Positions at The Learning Center

2014 – 2015

Position Announcement

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

Coaching is a popular intervention, currently offered by Learning Center staff, that helps students develop the organizational, time management, and study skills they need as they learn to balance the responsibilities of college and face increased academic expectations. Coaching promotes action and the opportunity for students to grow in self-awareness.

A Graduate Student Learning Coach will work one-on-one and in groups with undergraduate students who seek to improve their academic effectiveness.  Available positions will also include serving as an Assistant to the Peer Tutoring Program.  In addition, the Learning Coach will participate in training, contribute to staff meetings, and join in other Learning Center activities for 12 to 15 hours per week.

Stipend 

The Graduate Student Learning Coach will receive a minimum stipend of $10,000 for the academic year (fall and spring semester, plus training before fall 2014 semester begins).

Who should apply

You are eligible to apply if you will be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking graduate student in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill during both fall 2014 and spring 2015  (It is o.k. if you are done with coursework and are enrolled in dissertation credit only.).

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 young adults is beneficial.  We 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.

To learn more about The Learning Center’s programs and how we serve undergraduates, we encourage you to read our website.

How to apply

To be considered for employment in the Learning Center for the 2014-2015 academic year, please attach the following documents in an email to Kim Allison, Program Manager.

  1. a completed Graduate Student Learning Coach Cover Form
  2. a CV
  3. a one-page statement of interest in the job
  4. names and contact information for three references (at least two of whom are on campus)—letters of recommendation are not necessary

When and where to apply

Completed application materials are due by the end of the day on April 17th. If you prefer not to email your application, you may mail it to the Learning Center at CB# 5135, or drop it off at our main office in Suite 2109 in the Student and Academic Services Building-North.

When you will hear back

We anticipate interviewing candidates at the end of the semester and offers will be made soon thereafter.

Questions?

If you have questions about the Learning Center, the application process or our hiring guidelines, contact Kristen Rademacher, Academic Coach at The Learning Center:  919-843-4553 or krademacher@unc.edu.