Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 12:16 AM
Job DescriptionInstructional 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, Instructional Associate, etc.). We are currently working with 35 public and state universities (over 50 programs) and weA cents € (TM) re expected to add several others in the coming year.These positions are virtual and do not require residence in a particular city or state.All applicants for employment with Instructional Connections 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 Accenture (ie, H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).ABOUT THE POSITION: Academic Coaches are highly qualified, experienced practitioners (minimum of a MasterA cents € (TM) s 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 student's initial point of contact, and acts in much a similar fashion that a traditional teaching assistant does in a university. (See Minimum Job Requirements 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 coach's 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. A highly proficient coach with ample time may be assigned up to 120 students but this is the upper limit.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 session. The sessions are only offered twice times per month and always start on a Monday.Upon successful competition of the screening (active participation, passing of all graded assignments and working through all modules), you will be advanced to the contracting phase. The contract is dependent on the success of the background check and the screening. All of the Academic Coaching positions are considered part-time work (as an independent contractor). Once your contractor package is complete, your name will added to our pool of vetted and qualified Academic Coaches ready for an assignment.Academic Coaching assignments will be based on approval by the university and are made in consultation with Lead Coaches and/or Program Assistant. She/he will guide the Academic Coach in a short orientation to the assigned program and course. Actual course assignments are made near to the course start date and are dependent on many factors including: area and level of graduate study, university approval and student enrollments.MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM TYPE: For Undergrad/Core Courses and Others Disciplines:A minimum of a Master's Degree with at least 18+ graduate hours in the specific course content area is required. Experience in online education is preferred. A doctorate/terminal degree is preferred.American Sign Language - ASL (Master's Degree in ASL, Deaf Education or related area)Film / Media Studies (Master's Degree in Film / Film Studies or closely related field)History/Government (Master's Degree in History or closely related field)Math/Statistics (MasterA cents € (TM) s Degree in Statistics and/or Mathematics REQUIRED, experience in teaching Stats or Calculus preferred)Nutrition (Master's Degree in Nutrition or closely related field)Political Science (Master's Degree in Political Science / Criminal Justice, PhD preferred)Sociology (Master's Degree in Sociology, PhD preferred)Spanish (Master's Degree in Spanish or teaching a Foreign Language, and fluent in reading and writing of proper Spanish)For Graduate Business Programs: A minimum of a Master's Degree in Business related field with at least 18+ graduate hours in the specific course content area is REQUIRED. Terminal Degree or Actively pursuing a Terminal Degree is STRONGLY PREFERRED. Business degrees must be from AACSB accredited institutions. Experience in online education is preferred.Economics (Master's Degree REQUIRED, PhD or DBA preferred)Finance/Accounting (Master's Degree REQUIRED, PhD or DBA preferred)Marketing/Advertising (Master's Degree REQUIRED, PhD or DBA preferred)Non-Profit Management/Administration (Master's Degree REQUIRED, PhD or DBA preferred)Public Health & Safety ((Master's Degree in Public Health REQUIRED, PhD preferred)Risk Management (Master's Degree REQUIRED, DBA or PHD strongly preferred, 5 years experience in the risk management or commercial property-casualty insurance field)Taxation (Minimum MBA or MS Taxation REQUIRED, PhD preferred)For Undergrad & Graduate Nursing and other Healthcare Related Programs:A current and valid RN license and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) or greater is required. PhD Nursing Science or DNP (doctorate/terminal degree) is strongly preferred for MSN and NP programs. Nursing degrees must be from CCNE or NLNAC accredited institutions. Minimum of 3 years of nursing practice experience required; prior experience teaching experienced is highly preferred. Family & Adult Nurse Practitioner (MSN in NP REQUIRED with NP License with prescriptive authority, DNP strongly desired)Nursing Education (MSN REQUIRED; PhD or Enrolled in PhD Program AND Certified Nurse Educator Strongly Preferred)Nursing Informatics (MSN with concentration in Informatics REQUIRED; PhD/DNP or Enrolled in PhD/DNP Program)Nursing Management & Administration (MSN REQUIRED; PhD or Enrolled in PhD Program AND NEA-BC Strongly Preferred)Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice (MSN & PhD in Nursing or Enrolled in PhD Program REQUIRED; Preferred with Work Experience in Research)For Graduate Education Programs:A Doctorate/Terminal degree (PhD or EdD; EdS or Certification is not a terminal degree) in specific area listed below is REQUIRED - no exceptions. Education degrees must be from CAEP/NCATE accredited institutions. Minimum of 3 yearsA cents € (TM) experience in an educational environment or institution. National Board Certified Teacher (NBCTs), Principal and/or Superintendent Certifications are highly desired!Curriculum and Instruction - Math and/or Science Education (EdD/PhD REQUIRED, with Master's Degree in Math or Science or Math/Science Education)Educational Diagnostician / Special Education (EdD/PhD REQUIRED, certified Educational Diagnostician)Gifted/Talented Education (EdD/PhD REQUIRED)Reading/Literacy Education (EdD/PhD REQUIRED, with Master's Degree in Reading Education) Resumes/Applications received that do not meet the minimum requirement stated above will not be considered or contacted. Company DescriptionInstructional Connections, LLC (IC) is an independent, integrated service provider of high quality instructional support services to colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs. We may also assist institutions in sourcing educators, adjuncts, observers, and other education professionals.An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/VInstructional Connections, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Instructional Connections, LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Instructional Connections, LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Instructional Connections' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
• Location: Austin
• Post ID: 21030958 austin