Academic Coach (PT)


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The Opportunity

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) seeks a part-time Academic Coach to join its award-winning and nationally recognized institution. This is an exciting time to be a part of the HCCC community. The College recently launched its 2021-24 Strategic Plan, the culmination of which will align with the College’s 50th anniversary in 2024. The College was recognized by the Association of Community College Trustees as the recipient of the 2021 ACCT Northeast Region Equity Award. HCCC has recently been named one of 101 recipients, 1 of only 7 community colleges to be distinguished for the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. HCCC’s Culinary Arts Institute was ranked as the #6 Culinary Arts program in the United States by Best Choice Schools.  Most recently, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) selected HCCC as one of 24 colleges nationwide to be named a “2022 Most Promising Place to Work in Community Colleges.


College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) serves one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. The College is a vibrant, urban institution of higher education whose mission is to provide its diverse communities with inclusive, high-quality educational programs and services that promote student success and upward social and economic mobility.

More than 90% of HCCC’s students receive scholarships, grants, and loans to finance their education, and the College’s extensive financial aid program helps connect students with the resources they need. To date, the College’s Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for student scholarships, and HCCC ranks first in the state of New Jersey for its award of Community College Opportunity Grant funds. About half of its more than 12,000 credit students identify as Hispanic, and more than 33% of all students were born outside of the U.S. In 2021, HCCC had two students selected from a national applicant pool to receive the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Hudson County Community College has three campuses. The largest campus is located at the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square, which is approximately 20 minutes from New York City. The College also has a North Hudson Campus, located in Union City, New Jersey and an additional location at the Hudson County Schools of Technology in Secaucus, New Jersey. The College offers 70 degree and certificate programs and more than 300 day, evening, and weekend courses throughout its three-campus network.

HCCC offers 10 fully online degree programs and expects this number to grow in the coming year. In addition to its degree programs and courses, HCCC offers a wide array of Continuing Education/Workforce Development, non-credit classes and programs designed to develop professional skills, provide occupational training, teach languages and culinary skills, and enrich personal and cultural knowledge.

Hudson County Community College is committed to delivering high-quality educational experiences. HCCC is a member of the Achieving the Dream network of community colleges. Achieving the Dream is a national reform network of high-performing community colleges that are focused on leveraging data-informed best practices to promote equitable outcomes.

The College boasts several signature programs, including a nationally recognized Culinary Arts Institute and a Nursing Program. The College’s Culinary Arts Institute is one of only three programs in the New York Metropolitan region to hold accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. The Culinary Arts Institute features state-of-the-art facilities and a hands-on program that prepares students for a range of careers in the hospitality industry. Graduates of HCCC’s Nursing Program consistently pass the licensure exam in large numbers. The College recently announced the dedication of the Bloomberg Finance Lab, which provides students with real world experience to prepare them for employment in banks, corporations, and government agencies.

A leader in workforce development, HCCC hosted The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Leadership Academy, which was the first to be offered in partnership with a community college. The Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy was funded through a combination of public and private donors that included JPMorgan Chase, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the County of Hudson, the LeFrak Family, and Mack-Cali.


Department / Division Introduction

ADJ Academic Support Services Department


Position Summary

Academic Coaches tutor students inside and outside of the classrooms. Academic Coaches with expertise in accounting, nursing, medical assisting, STEM, and writing related subjects are welcome to apply to work at the North Hudson Campus (Union City) and Journal Square Campus (Jersey City).

This is a part-time position. The working hours for this position consist of no more than 24 hours per week. The hours will be agreed upon by both the supervisor and employee at the onset of employment and are subject to change with notice based on enrollment in courses.

Academic Coaches are responsible for helping students bridge gaps in the comprehension of the course content.  They assess, assist, and encourage students throughout the learning processes.  These professionals also review materials used in classes, explain various topics, and address any questions regarding the topics covered in class. Their functions are a supplementation to classroom teaching.

Academic Coaches perform all of the following: 

  • Attend all class sessions, take notes, and read the textbook.
  • Conduct tutoring sessions outside of the class each week.
  • Communicate frequently with the instructor and provide him/her with updates regarding the students’ progress and feedback regarding the tutoring sessions.
  • Tutor students in specific course material and integrate study and learning strategies to promote independent learning.
  • Access course in Canvas to work collaboratively with the instructor and assist the students with the course content and submission of assignments.
  • Use designated HCCC employee email address as primary method of communication and check HCCC email once a day.
  • Complete and submit paperwork (Daily Logs, Class Report, Time Sheets, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to work schedule and contact the Head Academic Mentor immediately regarding lateness and absences.
  • Assist the Head Academic Mentor in the training of new Academic Coaches.
  • Attend mandatory Academic Coach and Tutor training sessions and follow the departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other tutorial services and activities, as required.
  • Maintain appropriate ethical and professional conduct while working with students, staff, and faculty and demonstrate respect for the diversity of staff, students, and faculty.
  • Follow departmental compliance with relevant federal, state and local regulations, established Student and Academic Affairs policies and procedures, and the rules and regulations defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).



Academic Coaches are chosen on the basis of academic skill, character, and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Academic Coaches are expected to have extensive knowledge in the subject they are hired to tutor and the ability to communicate that knowledge to students. All candidates for the Academic Coach position must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Possess an associate's degree in discipline being tutored.
  • Possess knowledge of basic computer functions and software, including Microsoft Word, email, and other software applications.
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Previous teaching or tutoring experience preferred but not required.



For full consideration please send your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Rose Dalton, the Head Academic Mentor, at rdaltonFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.


As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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