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Bilingual Academic Coach (2 Vacancies)

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Posting Date

9/28/2020 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Bilingual Academic Coach
UW System Title:  Instructional Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Director of The Learning Center (TLC) and works with students one on one and in groups to support their development of skills necessary to direct their learning process and to manage the demands of academic life. While the support of the Academic Coach is available to all students, particular focus will be placed on assisting underrepresented students, including first-generation students, low-income students, students of color, English-language learners, and other students who may face discrimination or other challenges to academic access and success.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Foster students' development of skills to direct their learning process and manage the demands of academic life through one-on-one sessions, group sessions, and seminars and modalities.
  • Meet with students to assess educational challenges and progress and make referrals to other support services on campus.
  • Assist students to develop appropriate study skills and learning techniques.
  • Act as a resource and support of ELL students.
  • Work to promote inclusivity and equity as crucial components of an excellent University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
  • Contribute actively as a member of TLC staff, including, for example, attending staff meetings and making presentations about TLC to units, groups, and individuals across campus.
  • Aid with the support of students that the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office serves from multi-ethnic backgrounds and first-generation college students.
  • Collaborate with Advising to identify and communicate with students in need of academic support.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Student Success and Engagement on curricular and co-curricular initiatives, particularly those focused on access and equity.
  • Collaborate with the Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning to develop resources for instructors working with different populations of students in multiple modalities.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution at time of application
  • Bilingual fluency
  • Two years of experience in a role that promoted student success through academic coaching or tutoring
  • Familiarity with best practices in peer-to-pear learning and collaborative theories and learning models
  • Experience working with underrepresented students
  • Experience teaching and/or supporting students in multiple modalities (e.g., in person, online, hybrid) and the capacity to develop abilities in the various modalities
  • Commitment to student success
  • Demonstrated organizational, technological, and planning experience

  • Master's Degree in Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), or related field or a Master's Degree in an academic field with appropriate educational background
  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages: Hmong, Somali, or Spanish
  • Experience working in a diverse community
  • Education or experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) education

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $45,000-$50,000.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Bilingual Academic Coach (2 Vacancies)"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Mary Kate Ontaneda
Phone:  (920) 465-2082

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.