Job Positions

Academic Coach

Categories: North Central Region 6


Center for Diversity & Enrihment


University of Iowa

Date Posted:

Nov 8 2021 4:17PM

Close Date:

Nov 21 2021

Position Description

The University of Iowa Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) is seeking one full time (100%), Academic Coach to coordinate unit services and promote educational development, success, and retention of the students served by CDE. The Academic Coaches within the Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE) are responsible for coaching and programming to Advantage Iowa and CDE-eligible students. The primarily responsibility of this position is to provide 1-on-1 and small group holistic support coaching to recipients of the Advantage Iowa scholarship. Additionally, this position will do programming to CDE-eligible students and will coordinate Iowa First Nations, a summer program for high school students who identify as Native American.


Key areas of responsibility include:
• Provide a broad range of programs and services focused on specific student populations that support the educational experience and retention of current or prospective students.
• Monitor the academic, career and personal goals/needs of a student and provide individual guidance and assistance.
• Discern students' needs and arrange for accommodations and services as appropriate.
• May manage a case load.
• Plan, organize, and coordinate projects and events with partners to meet program goals.
*For a full job description, including all duties and competencies assigned, please e-mail

Application Process

Go to and apply for requisition 21005277. An online application submitted through the University website is required for consideration.

Institution Information

The University of Iowa (UofI) is a Big Ten Conference university located in Iowa City, a vibrant college community that provides affordable housing, quality K-12 education, and an active cultural community, all located within the scenic rolling hills of Iowa. Frequently named to several "Best Small Cities" lists, this community is a warm and welcoming place for visitors and newcomers alike. The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at the University of Iowa.

Additional Information

The University of Iowa is strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the university reflect this commitment. Final applicant is subject to a credential and background check. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity I affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Contact Information

Tracey Pritchard,


Required Qualifications


Education and Experience Required
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• 1 year experience facilitating college student programs; Demonstrates a working proficiency in the ability to work developmentally with students; ability to promote student learning development, and success by applying coaching approaches to diverse individual student situations.

Competencies Required
• Knowledge of topics of and/or for college students from traditionally marginalized communities (e.g. underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, and individuals with disabilities)
• Educational program development and delivery
• Use of technology for preparing presentations, recording student contact notes, managing a case list of students
• Clearly demonstrates a working proficiency in each of the following: o working effectively with students, staff, faculty, and other constituents in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals (i.e. individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status); o effective communication techniques with students regarding their college experience objectives and providing feedback to improve performance;

Preferred Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications
• A master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or related field.
• Fluent in Spanish (written and spoken)
• Experience with higher education assessment and evaluation methods
• Knowledge of practices, policies, procedures, regulations, and programming pertaining to college/university academics, advising, admissions, scholarships, financial aid, student services.