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Position Announcement

The Learning Center seeks enthusiastic, student-centered graduate students to join our staff for the Fall 2020 semester. We are specifically seeking coaches who can provide content support in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and/or Physics.

A Graduate Learning Coach (GLC) will work for 15 fixed, consistent hours per week.  This position requires participation in training (one full week beginning August 3rd and 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. As a STEM-focused coach, you will also work with students on strategies to be successful in their STEM courses and assist with content focused learning groups.  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, staffing events for undergraduates, and creating resources for our website.

You are eligible to apply for a STEM-focused Graduate Learning Coach Position in the Learning Center if you will be enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill during Fall 2020.


Applications are due on June 15, 2020


The Graduate Student Learning Coach will receive the university standard teaching assistant stipend (expected to be $7,850/semester) with eligibility for health insurance for the Fall 2020 semester.  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 Biology, Chemistry, Math and/or Physics.  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 – 8pm) as part of the 15 required hours. Attendance for the entirety of the training week is mandatory.

The Application Process

Applications are submitted online and due by Monday, June 15.  We will interview candidates and make offers in late June.

For further questions about the Learning Center, the Learning Coach position, the application process or our hiring guidelines, contact Jackie Stone, Academic Coach at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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