Academic Success Coach (Two Positions Available)

Position ID: 36451
Armstrong State University
Office of Vice President & Dean of Faculty
Position Description
Job Class: 
Academic Success Coach
Job Description: 


Position Information
Position Title Academic Success Coach (2 Positions)
Position Number 24068818
Position Type Staff
Job Description Summary The part-time Academic Success Coach will primarily provide individualized outreach to TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) participants who are identified as at risk, connecting them to relevant campus resources, and supporting them on an ongoing basis.
Posting Number 201100989
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number of Months 9
Position Summary Information
Nature of Work

Success coaches will monitor and track the progress of TRiO SSS participants and develop a working relationship with relevant campus resources. Additionally, the Academic Success Coach will engage in data collection, data entry, and student development/contact.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the personnel so classified. Preference given to candidates who have been successful in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting participants.

Essential Duties

Work one-on-one with participants to identify barriers to academic success.

Assess participants’ academic needs and plan, implement, and monitor progress towards participants’ long-range academic goals for graduation.

Assist participants in researching graduate schools, career/majors of interest and university resources.

Attend training workshops/seminars.

Maintain participant database, records, and files.

Become familiar with academic policies, procedures and university resources.

Assist Retention Specialist with supporting participant success and retention initiatives.

Other duties deemed necessary and assigned by the Director.

Minimum Qualifications and Training

Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.

One year of experience in one or more of the following areas: mentoring, tutoring, academic coaching, academic advising, counseling, or teaching.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Strong interpersonal/human relation skills.

Ability to relate effectively with participants, institutional personnel, and general public.

Ability to identify participants’ need for support services in order to make appropriate referrals.

Available to work some nights and weekends.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications and Training

Master’s degree in higher education or related field.

Prior experience working in TRiO Student Support Services or similar projects for low-income, first generation, STEM, veterans, ESL, or disabled students.

Evidence of commitment to supporting the needs of students from underrepresented populations.

Familiar with Banner and/or Blumen software.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Armstrong State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action
Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected
Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background

Your application is not considered complete until all required documents
have been uploaded to the appropriate section.

In order to be considered for a position with Armstrong State University
all application materials must be submitted and received through the
University’s electronic hiring system. Documentation sent outside of
this system will not be reviewed.

Armstrong State University Information

Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong State University is a dynamic public university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. With approximately 7,100 students, Armstrong is small enough to foster a genuine sense of community and large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare our graduates for success in their careers and leadership in their communities. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia. Armstrong State University is a tobacco-free campus. Visit the University website at:



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CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Success/Student Testing and Assessment Services (Admin code)
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Application Deadline: 
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Position Starting Date: 
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II