Peer Academic Coach #24605

Academic Success



Category: On-Campus

Position Type: Student Hourly

Open until filled

Work Hours: 10-15 hours per week in Fall Semester; option to continue in Spring 5-15 hours per week

Wage: $9/hr

Location: Cedar City, UT


Start Date: August 19, 2019

The COMPASS program is seeking Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) to support cohorts of approximately 25 first-year students who are provisionally admitted. In addition to meeting with students during bi-weekly 30-minute appointments, coaches serve as teaching assistants for UNIV 1050: College Student Success.

The Academic Recovery program is seeking Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) to support cohorts of approximately 20-30 students on Academic Probation. In addition to meeting with students during individual and/or small group coaching sessions, PACs serve as teaching assistants for UNIV 1020: P2 Academic Recovery.

Coaches assist students as they develop and strengthen skills that promote resilience, confidence, and self-directed learning. Such skills include…

  • Clarifying academic goals and practical steps towards achieving these goals
  • Building motivation, self-confidence, and accountability,
  • Implementing routines for organization and time management,
  • Strengthening study skills (i.e. reading comprehension, note-taking, review, and test-taking strategies),
  • Accessing resources, and
  • Adapting to new challenges.

To apply, submit your contact information, a resume, and a letter of interest (in PDF format) to the following Google form:

First consideration of applicants will be Friday, April 12 and positions will remain open until filled. Invitations to interview will be sent by email.


Sophomore status or higher 3.25 GPA or higher Full-time student at SUU Minimum of one semester completed at SUU prior to Summer 2019 FERPA training and certification required upon hire Summer training (starting August 19) required Secondary Education majors desired

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