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Academic Coach
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, Connecticut
Date Posted 05/30/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Academic Coach

Location : Waterbury, CT

Job Type : Part Time

Campus : Naugatuck Valley Community College

Posted: May 11, 2022

Level: Educational Assistant

Hours: Part-time up to 17 hours per week

Closing Date: The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted Tuesday, May 24, 2022, receiving priority consideration.


Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708
**This position is not remote**

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: June 2022

Position Summary:

The Academic Coaches (one position per discipline- English, Math, Science and Foreign Language) are responsible for planning and implementing dynamic, engaging, empowering project-based courses as part of our 6-week summer program for area high school students.

The Upward Bound Academic Coach will be responsible for developing curriculum, designing lesson objectives and daily plans, manage classroom environments, conduct parent/guardian outreach, track attendance, and complete student evaluations. The Science and language course will culminate in a presentation of the students’ projects and the coach will evaluate their project based on a rubric. The English and Math will be evaluated on their pre/post diagnostic assessment, writing assignments and math assessments.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field with two (2) or more years of experience working with middle or high school students in an educational setting.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience with assessment techniques in the subject area(s).

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Connecticut Secondary Teaching Certification.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish, Albanian).
  • Experience utilizing online platforms for communication, assessment, and data collection.

Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Upward Bound Site Coordinator, the Academic Coach will be responsible for the direct instruction of enrichment courses for the Upward Bound Academic Academy students in the content areas of English, Math, Science, and Foreign Language through these essential functions:

  • Design a curriculum that matches and supports Upward Bound's teaching and learning goals and yearly theme.
  • Implement an assessment/evaluation system for determining student success on assignments, culminating projects, class participation and the course.
  • Identify educational reference materials (books, articles, supplies, etc.) to be utilized during the course. Incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy, student-centered learning, and multicultural perspectives.
  • Focus on one overarching project that guides the content and skills you want students to learn and apply to be presented on the last day of the summer program.
  • Collaborate with Associate Dean and Program Coordinator to maximize academic benefits for each individual student.
  • Direct the work of a teaching assistant (Mentor/Tutor) for the content area.
  • Coaches also engage in non-instructional virtual activities including weekly meetings, facilitated study sessions, and co-curricular activities.

These enrichment courses will be offered to area high school students at Naugatuck Valley Community College

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Salary: $33.59 hourly.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion Ndagostino@commnet.edu


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