Job Details

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Position Number: 1385944
  • Location: Rice Lake, WI
  • Position Type: Academic Advising

Academic Coach WITC Rice Lake Campus (608 hours/year)

Posting Number: 2010647
Position Type: Manager
Department: Academic Affairs

Position Overview:
The Academic Coach will help prospective and incumbent students define their career aspirations and assess their skills and abilities. The Academic Coach will work with Student Services to serve as a liaison between enrolled students seeking, or referred for, assistance to find support available at the College and within the community. Support services may include academic tutoring, financial resources, accommodations, Student Success Center and other needs.

The Academic Coach will provide services that include variable day and evening hours totaling approximately 19 hours per week.

Required Core Abilities:
WITC seeks to employ individuals with talent, commitment, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to:
-Assess own learning and progress toward established personal and professional goals.
-Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
-Communicate effectively in personal and group settings.
-Contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
-Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership.
-Acquire and apply technology to working and learning.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
*Ability to work collaboratively in teams to plan and coordinate activities and implement comprehensive programs
*Understanding of diversity issues
*Ability to communicate effectively through attentive listening and excellent verbal and written communications skills
*Demonstrated ability to connect with students to campus resources and services
*Understanding of issues facing contemporary college students
*Ability to solve complex problems and demonstrated resourcefulness

*Understanding of higher education operations including admissions, student recruitment, and student success services is preferred


1. Bachelors Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or similar field OR associate degree combined with three years occupational experience in one of the areas indicated.
2. Significant experience in mentoring, guidance and counseling, and/or transitioning or similar experience.
3. Successful experience in post-secondary setting or working with individuals to enter a post-secondary setting is preferred.

In evaluating candidates for this position, WITC may consider a combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Physical Demands:
Standing, Walking (Frequently);
Sitting, handling/fingering, reaching outward, reaching above shoulders (Occasionally);
Lifting/Carrying 10 lbs. or less (Frequently), 11-20 lbs. (Occasionally);
Pushing/Pulling 12 lbs. or less (Occasionally)

Job Description:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
*Conduct one-on-one coaching meetings with any student seeking or referred for services.
*Assist the student to solve academic-related issues, including enhancement of study skills and college success strategies.
*Refer the student to community-based support services as needed
*Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the College community, including employers and economic development teams.
*Track student progress and use College resources where appropriate
*Consult with faculty teams and attend/observe class meetings to prepare learning support for the student in need
*Facilitate individual and group learning sessions focused on enhancing understanding of content identified courses
*Coach students on how to accurately assess their learning needs and learning styles
*Be accountable to accurately maintain detailed records on student participation and learning outcomes
*Compile and submit mandated reporting data
*Serve as advocate for at-risk students as they move through critical course milestones
*Refer student to other student support service areas across College based upon assessed need
*Work effectively in a team-based, collaborative environment that includes independent resourcefulness and accountability

Posting Date: 02/04/2019
Testing Date:
Testing Time:
Testing Place: No applicant testing required for this position.
Closing Date: 2/22/2019
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, and a resume. Original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts will also be helpful in our determining who the best candidates are to be interviewed. Please note that original transcripts will be required prior to any job offer being made. If you have any questions on the transcript requirements, Human Resources can be contacted via email at
Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake WI 54871

Please note: the College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Weeks per year: 32 weeks per year
Hours per week: 19 hours per week
Salary Hiring Range: Administrative Wage Range Table FY19 $21.65/hour
Benefit Information: More detailed information online at

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