The Academic Coach position will focus on ensuring academic and personal support of the University’s diverse student populations by providing one-on-one academic coaching, counseling, and identity based and academic programming to students served by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment (CDE). It also will provide programming for K-12 students in local school districts. This position will support students of all backgrounds who are served by CDE. The person in this position will facilitate or collaborate on programming and services geared towards some or all of the following identities: Latinx, African American/Black, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian American, LGBTQ, first-generation, low-income, disabled, and/or military affiliated. The person in this position will work with CDE staff and other university staff and faculty to develop, promote, present, and assess new academic services and/or identity related programs or propose modifications to increase student retention, graduation, and success of students served by CDE. The person in this position will assist with Advantage Iowa Award programming and support and will be assigned a caseload of students for outreach and monitoring.
There is an expectation that the person in this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents the Center for Diversity & Enrichment’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.