Academic Success Coach Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistantship


The Student Learning Center (SLC) supports all students at Appalachian State University in gaining a deeper awareness of what helps them learn and succeed through intentional interventions that seek to empower them to become active participants in a transformative education to meet their academic goals and achieve their academic potential. The Academic Success & Resilience unit serves students by delivering student-centered academic support and initiatives that are tailored to meet their holistic needs and personal success goals. Graduate Assistants (GAs) play a vital role in accomplishing this by providing one-on-one support directly to students through academic success coaching appointments.

The Student Learning Center is currently seeking graduate students for multiple assistantships for the 2023-2024 academic year (with potential for a second year). This position requires 20 hours per week of primarily on-site work.

Academic Success Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide one-on-one academic success coaching to students on Academic Probation, traditionally at-risk populations, and other walk-in appointments.
  • Utilize asset-based coaching techniques to encourage and support students to build the academic skills necessary for success, such as time management, study skills, organization, and note-taking skills.
  • Serve as a resource agent for students to get connected with the appropriate services on campus.
  • Lead Academic Success workshops and mentor peer academic leaders (PALs) in delivering instruction.

Compensation and hours:

  • 20 hours/week Assistantship, 15 weeks during Fall semester & 15 weeks Spring semester
  • $5000/semester (~$16.67/hr)
  • Second year GAs- eligible for a $300 stipend for a professional conference related to their graduate programs.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program at App State. Preference for human service/development area of emphasis (i.e. Higher education, Counseling, Education, Social Work, or related fields).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to various personality types, learning styles, and diverse groups of people.
  • Highly organized and motivated individual passionate about supporting students and helping others.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

How to Apply:
Email resumes to Amanda Waterman (
Review of applications and interviews will continue on a rolling basis until July 2023.

Full Academic Success Coach GA Job Description:


Contact Name: 
Amanda Waterman
Contact Email: 
Expiration Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023