Academic Coaching Positions

Primary Responsibilities

Academic Coaches are students selected from a wide range of majors and experiences at UC. They come from different colleges across the university and are ready to aid students. Academic Coaches meet with UC students to determine student strengths and areas for improvement in academic settings, such as time management and strategies such as reading, note-taking, studying, and test-taking. Academic Coaches are responsible for preparing individualized responses, exercises, and references to address student needs during paid preparation periods.

Academic Coaches may also be required to give oral presentations to student classes and organizations around campus.

Coaching schedules will coordinate with Academic Coaches' co-curricular activities, but Academic Coaches must be available for monthly meetings and trainings. 


Competitive Academic Coaching applicants will have:

  • At least 30 credit hours earned and one full semester at UC (by start of employment)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (as determined by the coaching coordinator and professional references)
  • Excellent self-motivation and organization skills (as determined by the coaching coordinator and professional references)
  • Availability of at least 8.5 hours per week, with fewer than 24 hours of on campus, hourly employment across all positions

Reference Requirements

Applicants must submit at least 1 reference, and 2 references are encouraged. Students should solicit references from UC faculty or staff who have seen the student's academic, leadership, and communication skills.

References should not include personal or family friends, supervisors from non-relevant employment, or other UC students.

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the position responsibilities and qualifications, go back to the Student Employment main page and apply. You are able to select more than one position you want to apply for within the application, but you should not select all positions.


Contact the Learning Commons Front Desk at (513) 556-3244 or email the professional staff member supervising the position. Go to the Learning Commons Professional Staff page for details on the supervisor you should contact.