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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 12:22 PM

Job Description
Instructional Connections, LLC is a fully integrated provider of high quality instructional support services to colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs. Universities work collaboratively with Instructional Connections to deliver high quality courses at an affordable cost. Within the online course, students are assigned an Academic Coach (sometimes referred to by a different title for different programs : Teaching Assistant, Course Assistant, Instructional Associate, etc.). We are currently working with 38 public and state universities (over 50 programs) and were expected to add several others in the coming year.
These positions are virtual and do not require residence in a particular city or state. You only need once, as our system does not allow for duplicate applications.
We are unable to consider or hire applicants that are not US Citizens or who are not authorized to work in the US. Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Instructional Connections (i.e., H1:B visa, F:1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non:immigrant status).
Academic Coaches are highly qualified, experienced practitioners (minimum of a Masters Degree or greater) who most frequently serve as the liaison between the university faculty of record and students within the assigned course. The exact qualifications and requirements of an Academic Coach are tailored according to individual university and program needs. Often the Academic Coach is the students initial point of contact, and acts in much a similar fashion that a traditional teaching assistant does in a university.
See below for Minimum Job Requirements by Content Area for specific credentials and experience required.
Academic Coaches grade assignment per faculty directions, monitor discussion threads, answer inquiries/emails within 24 hours, monitor student engagement, provide online student support, and regularly collaborate with university faculty of record. Academic Coaches serve as facilitators and graders, while university faculty are the teachers of record. Compensation is based on a per:student:per:course formula. About 75 of the courses are 5 to 9:week course cycles and the programs are year round, with 4:6 course start a year.
The average is approximately 10:25 minutes per student per week; however this can vary on the level of the course, the course you are assigned and the number of open:ended assignments within the course. Academic Coaches who consistently complete coach assignments with quality will be considered for additional sections or responsibilities. We do not want to over extend a coachs responsibilities to such a degree that this negatively impacts their ability to serve students. In a first assignment, the practical limit is 50 students, with 30 being more typical. The average experienced Academic Coach can support 75:90 students. A highly proficient coach with ample time may be assigned up to 120 students but this is the upper limit. Since we support all disciplines, various levels of courses (undergrad, graduate and doctoral) and courses varying from 5 to 16 weeks in length; specific per:student:per:course rates are not disclosed until a contracted Academic Coach is approved and offered a specific course assignment.
If selected as an applicant, you will be required to complete an Academic Coach Pre:Employment Screening course. Participants can expect to commit 4 to 6 hours to the self:paced screening, accomplished over one week. The screening includes detailed of the role and expectations of an Academic Coach, introduction to the learning management systems (LMS) and best practices of online education, FERPA, etc. If a participant does not complete this screening session in the allotted time, he or she may be rescheduled for a future se


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