Location: Cheney, WA (possibly some days at Catalyst Building)
The PLUS GSA serves as a lead academic coach and mentor to new academic coaches, tutors, SI leaders, and facilitators.
PLUS Academic Coaching includes a series of one-on-one 50-minute sessions with an academic peer coach to help students achieve their academic goals within and beyond the classroom. Academic peer coaches are trained and certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
Areas of focus during a coaching appointment include the following academic success strategies:
- Online Class Success Strategies
- Individualized Learning Strategies
- Time Management and Goal Setting
- Memory and Concentration Strategies
- Notetaking and Selecting Main Ideas
- Motivation and Growth Mindset
- Test Preparation & Test Taking Strategies
This position also assists PLUS staff in CRLA training and overseeing program-specific student employees. Schedules, files, and maintains program records, as well as conducts training and development. Responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating the PLUS program based on tasks assigned by the retention specialist and/or director of PLUS. Represent PLUS and present PLUS services at various classes and events on campus, including FYE, Running Start workshops, athletic workshops, Greek Life workshops, etc. Expected to accomplish the primary objectives of the program and to help create and maintain an effective and positive community within PLUS.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the goals, expectations, and mission statement of the Program Leading to University Success (PLUS)
- Serve as a lead academic coach and mentor to new academic coaches, tutors, SI leaders, and facilitators
- Periodically conduct training sessions for student employees
- Assists in creating training materials and support for College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Certification for student employees
- Represent PLUS and present PLUS services at various classes and events on campus, including FYE, Running Start workshops, Athletic workshops, Greek Life workshops, etc.
- Research and assist in curriculum development
- Track program specific data pertaining to student usage
- Work with the retention specialist to prepare program specific reports
- Conduct observations of student employees when needed
- Promote PLUS services across campuses and at campus events
- Maintain and update records
- Maintain/update program calendars and email
- Exhibit good judgment and discretion pertaining to being a role model for PLUS student employees and as a representative of PLUS across the EWU community
- Have a good knowledge of university policies and procedures
- Answer questions regarding the program by phone, in person, or by email
- Create and maintain program documents/spreadsheets
- Know and refer to campus resources
- Perform office and clerical duties as needed
- Other duties as needed