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(Archived) Academic Coach/Learning Specialist

Last Updated: 9/24/21

Job Description

PLEASE APPLY AT: https://dc3.edu/employment-page/
Dodge City Community College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, ancestry or national origin.


Under the general supervision of the Director of SARC, Student Achievement and Resources Center, the Academic Coordinator/Learning Specialist will provide academic assistance in conjunction with faculty, advisors, counselors, athletic coaches and tutors to promote academic achievement, and graduation. This position will also carry a caseload of at-risk student athletes and develop and implement individualized academic support plans.

40 hours per week - 10 month position with benefits

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • To understand and commit to the Mission of the College ~ Dodge City Community College provides a student-centered learning environment where students can achieve their educational, personal, and career goals.
  • Serve as a liaison between faculty and student/instructional support, including advisors, counselors, athletic coaches and tutors to promote academic achievement.
  • Monitor students’ progress and maintain student records.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding students, supervisors, or other employees.
  • Focus at-risk, low income, culturally diverse, and first-generation students, to promote good academic standing, retention and degree-completion through active participation in SARC services, including tutoring, academic coaching, and appropriate workshops.
  • Assess the needs of assigned students and develop strategies and appropriate study plans for them.
  • Assist students during study hall by providing early, sustained, individualized support to enhance student success and to develop independent learners.
  • Teach study strategies, courses/workshops and other support courses as needed.
  • Stay current with trends and best practices regarding student retention, develop retention strategies for the college, and work closely with faculty, student services staff, and other DC3 staff in implementing, evaluating, and improving retention strategies.
  • Some evening work required.

The above job description supersedes all previous descriptions. This description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purpose of the job and the Essential Functions and Responsibilities. The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and job responsibilities. Administration has the right to add to or change the job responsibilities to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods at any time.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum one year of experience related to the above described duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Bilingual skills.
  • Minimum one year of experience related to the above described duties.
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to hear informational speaker in conversational voice
  • Ability to speak clearly and audibly to individuals in person and on the telephone
  • Able to bend, reach and stoop to perform job functions
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Able to stand for extended period of time for presentations
  • Ability to access classroom, office, and other school locations
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. of materials and supplies

Building Assignment

  • Student Achievement Resources Center


Company Details

Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Mission Dodge City Community College provides a student-centered learning environment where students can achieve their educational, personal, and career goals. Vision Dodge City Community College will assist in establishing a University Center where students can pursue baccalaureate degrees in a range of academic and career-focused programs. By 2025, at least 50 DCCC students will have receiv...