College for Life – Learning Coach

Website John Wood Community College

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Job Description

This is a part time position in the College for Life Department in Quincy, IL.  This position reports to the College for Life Coordinator. Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-3:30 when classes are in session.



The purpose of the position is to assist with the inclusion of students in college course work and campus life. Job Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Help to maintain a positive academic environment
  • Assist students with assignments in courses as assigned
  • Maintain accurate records regarding students
  • Encourage appropriate college behavior
  • Foster student independence and social engagement on campus
  • Help students with time management
  • Relay communication about student progress to project staff
  • Work as a member of the team
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding educational information and records
  • Willing to obtain added training
  • Coverage of other Learning Coaches or Instructors in the event of an absence
  • Uphold College for Life Principles in all interactions
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned



Qualification include excellent communication and organizational skills; commitment to inclusion and respect for students with disabilities; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships; ability to work with college students in a fast-paced environment; flexibility and ability to multi-task; proficient with Canvas, MS Office and other technology relevant for students; and ability to learn assistive technology and support its use by students.


We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.  If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying for a job, please submit a request to

How to Apply

To receive full consideration, submit a resume with cover letter and transcripts by visiting Position is open until filled.