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Applications for Academic Peer Coaches for Spring 2022 are now open. Please read the information below and the job description carefully before applying.


Become an Academic Peer Coach

Job Description: Academic Peer Coach (Spring 2022 Semester)

Academic Peer Coaches (APCs) are UTSA undergraduate and graduate students trained to provide academic support to develop and enhance undergraduate students’ study skills through one-on-one coaching and group workshops.

Benefits of becoming an Academic Peer Coach

  • Flexible on-campus employment
  • Part-time at up to 15 hours per week
  • Resume builder and professional development opportunity
  • Development of your own academic skills
  • Paid position
    • $13 per hour
  • May fulfill internship requirements for approved academic programs

 

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Job Duties

  1. Meet one-on-one with undergraduate students for academic coaching concerning study skills.
  2. Facilitate group workshops, individually or with another Academic Peer Coach, on academic topics relevant to undergraduate students, to include students living in the UTSA residence communities.
  3. Successfully complete Academic Peer Coach training.
  4. Market and promote the Academic Peer Coaching program. Participate in committees of Academic Peer Coaches charged with managing social media and creating videos, making handouts, planning workshops, and outreaching to various campus partners, which may include class visits and tabling.
  5. Meet one-hour per week in teams with Supervisor and/or Academic Peer Coaching Coordinator for programming updates and ongoing training. Meet bi-weekly with supervisor for half-hour individual supervision meetings. Meet monthly with all Academic Peer Coaches, Supervisors, and Coordinator for ongoing professional development.
  6. Maintain confidential student records of coaching and workshops. Maintain electronic calendar of schedule, in collaboration with the Academic Peer Coaching Coordinator and Supervisor, including appointments, meetings, workshops, and outreach.
  7. Refer students to Supervisor, Academic Peer Coaching Coordinator, and UTSA campus resources as needed.
  8. Complete other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

  • Enrollment as a UTSA undergraduate or graduate student for the Spring 2022 semester.
  • Completion of at least 24 credit hours of undergraduate coursework at UTSA or another higher education institution (not including dual credit courses completed in high school).
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Two or more semesters working on a college or university campus as a helping student leader. A student leader position make include positions such as tutor, peer mentor, peer educator, and campus intern as well as leadership roles in student organizations.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.
  • Access to a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work in flexible locations on campus and online.

Applicants must be available for

  • an online interview during November 2021, and
  • 40 hours of training the week of January 10, 2022.

 

The application contains questions about you, your education and experience, a space to upload your resume, two free-response short essay questions, and a request for a reference. Please read below for more details of what is required in the application.

Essays:

The two short essay questions included in the application are as follows:

  • Why are you interested in becoming an Academic Peer Coach? What makes you qualified for this position?
  • A goal of the Academic Peer Coaching program is to support undergraduate students at UTSA in their academic success. How do you define academic success?

You will not be able to save your application, so please consider typing your responses to these questions in a Word document first, then copy-pasting your responses into the application form.

Resume:

Upload a .pdf copy of your resume. For help with your resume, utilize the UTSA Career Center, including sample resumes. Your resume should include information about the positions listed in the required student leadership experience question.

Reference:

Provide the name, title, and contact information for one professional reference. Your reference can be a current or former supervisor, a professor, a staff advisor for a student organization, or a co-worker. Please do not list a friend or family member as your reference. Although your reference will not be contacted until the interview stage, please ask for permission from your reference before listing their name and email address.

Applications will close on Friday, November 5th at 11:59pm CDT. Only complete applications will be considered.

Selected applicants will be contacted via email for an interview. Please check your spam box.

Questions? Email the Academic Peer Coaching program at PeerCoach@utsa.edu.

Click here for a PDF copy of the complete job description and application instructions. Please read this document carefully before applying.

Apply at https://bit.ly/apcsp2022app


For more information, please contact Academic Peer Coaching at 
PeerCoach@utsa.edu