Become an Undergraduate Academic Coach

Position Responsibilities

Dietrich Tutoring & Academic Success seeks Undergraduate Academic Coaches for the 2019-2020 academic year (with strong possibility to continue for a second year) beginning August 2019. Academic Coaches are leaders who connect their fellow students to tools that will help them excel at Pitt--and create new resources and opportunities for future Pitt students. You'll spread the word about study skills and one-on-one academic coaching by talking to students on campus and building a social media community. You'll listen to feedback and research what's new and next in college study skill tools. And you'll use what you learn to create new and meaningful study skills experiences for students in the years to come. 


Responsible for coordinating, organizing and facilitating workshops for student groups, first year program courses, resident advisors and faculty as requested. Represent Tutoring & Academic Success at marketing and recruitment sessions.  Coordinate outreach, and recruitment efforts for study skills workshops and one on one study skills meetings. Maintain all documents needed for presentations.


Collect assessment forms from each workshop and enter all data in database. Organize and create personal schedules with coordinator.

Program Development

Assist staff with planning and implementing on-going programs and activities. Research new practices in study skills specific to college age students. Use research to create new study skills workshops. Create learning tools for use in academic coaching sessions and for workshop presentations.

Social Media & Outreach

Develop content for office social media accounts by creating a social media calendar and crowdsourcing. Use analytic information to increase followers on all platforms. Recruit coaches and tutors, and promote services via social media.


  1. Enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh with at least a 3.0 GPA   
  2. Interest in undergraduate student success and leadership opportunities 
  3. Independent worker who can be flexible with their schedule
  4. Strong public speaking skills
  5. Able to commit to serving in this role for the full 2019-2020 academic year.


This position has variable hours based on requests for programming. There will be at least 5-10 hours/week. One hour will be a weekly meeting with other coaches with another hour including prep for workshops, management of social media and other coaching related tasks. Three hours includes supporting the day to day operation of the office. Hours beyond the fixed 5 per week include outreach events and presentations which require a flexible schedule. More hours will be required in the beginning of the term with fewer required at the end. 

Why be an Undergraduate Academic Coach?

As an Academic Coach you will have the opportunity to develop a valuable set of leadership skills. As a new program, your work will have a direct impact on the experience of your peers. You will be compensated $9/hr.

If you have any questions, please call 412-648-7920 and ask to speak with Haley Passione.

Required Documents

Please include the following documents as part of your application. Applications missing any of the documents below will not be reviewed. 

  1. Resume - please be sure to attach this directly to your application
  2. Cover Letter which addresses the following: Why are you interested in this position? Describe your experiences in a leadership role and how you overcame challenges within that role. What advice would you provide to a 1st year student who is struggling to develop good study habits?
  3. Copy of your unofficial transcript

Online Application

Have an impact. Be a leader. Apply today.