Department:  Academic Success
Supervisor:  Rachel Kennedy
Email: rachel.kennedy@betheluniversity.edu

Job Summary:
A Peer Academic Coach acts as a guide to all things academic:  meeting weekly, one-to-one with his/her assigned freshman, during the fall semester, to assist in developing self-management skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding & following a syllabus
  • Using a calendar system to track assignments (electronic or paper)
  • Helping with time management and organizational systems
  • Setting academic goals
  • Helping the student learn to communicate with professors
  • Checking for effective note-taking and teaching this skill if needed
  • Monitoring Canvas with the student to ensure assignments are current
  • Introducing student to effective study techniques and test preparation
  • Pointing student toward resources (tutoring, disability services, counseling, etc)

Peer Coaches will meet with assigned students one-on-one weekly for an hour per student during the fall semester.  Each coach will have 3-5 students assigned to them (typically of the same gender).  Peer coaches are required to attend a half-day training at the beginning of the school year, as well as monthly meetings during the semester.  The monthly meetings are primarily a time of collaborative trouble-shooting.
Qualifications:

  • GPA of 2.5 or greater (recent grades are more important than initial grades; a student who struggled academically his/her first semester, but overcame that is uniquely equipped to be a Peer Coach and encouraged to apply)
  • Will have attended Bethel as a full-time student for at least two semesters prior to employment
  • Has completed a minimum of 24 college credits
  • Follower of Christ Jesus who is comfortable praying with students s/he coaches
  • Person of character
  • Takes initiative; self-starter
  • Has good academic systems in place for self
  • Problem-solver, an “idea” person
  • Organized
  • Friendly and kind
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Responsible and on time

Please apply here.