HEOP Science Coach
General Statement of Duties:
The HEOP Science Coach will coach HEOP students in group and one-one settings as arranged by HEOP Counseling staff members. Areas of focus are Biology, Chemistry and math. The Science Coach reports to the Director of HEOP. This is a 10 month position (.83 FTE).
- Provide academic coaching to HEOP students in Biology, Chemistry and math
- Provide workshops for HEOP students on topics relevant to academic success
- Work with faculty to provide supplemental instruction for HEOP students in academic topics, as required, with a focus on Biology and Chemistry courses
- Teach the Science Readiness course for the Summer Scholars Program
- Track/log contact hours for each student who is supported by tutoring services Maintain appropriate records on student academic progress and financial aid
- Attend HEOP related meetings/conferences as approved by the Director
- Serve on college committees where appropriate
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Master’s degree in Biology or Chemistry
- Teaching and/or academic coaching experience
- Demonstrated flexibility and proven interpersonal skills
- Sensitivity to special needs of minority and disadvantaged students
- Participate, as required by the Director, in the Summer Scholars Program
About the Institution:
D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.
Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.
Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit