Academic Coach – Student Support Services

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Job Title: Academic Coach
Department: Student Support Services 
Reports to: Project Director

The Student Support Services (SSS) project’s Academic Coach (AC) will ensure qualifying and
participating students will receive the services needed to gain post-secondary education access and experience post­secondary success.
The AC has three primary goals, the retention, progression and graduation of participants.

1. Determine
eligibility of participants using US Department of Education guidelines.
2. Facilitate participants’ completing of their FAFSA and
other financial aid documentation.
3. Assist participants with class selection and enrollment.
4. Facilitate participants
receiving tutoring and study assistance.
5. Provide encouragement to participants for their positive actions.
6. Refer
participants to campus and community resources as needed.
7. Function as an advocate for the project and the participants.
Assist the Director in preparing reports as needed.
9. Perform other duties and responsibilities as outlined by the Director.

Other Duties Include: 
Identifying with and relating to low income, first generation, and students with
documented disabilities; demonstrate skills and knowledge tied to providing academic services to students pursuing post-secondary degrees;
knowledge of and ability to apply student development theories and best practices for students; ability to develop, implement and evaluate
new programs; exceptional verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in counseling, education or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Classroom or
Lab experience preferred. One year of experience serving disadvantaged students or previous Trio experience is required. Sign language and
Disability Services knowledge is a plus. The ability to coach SSS participants in attaining goals in academic, career, financial aid and
graduate school areas will be required.

Physical Demands: 
Employee needs to be able to remain in a
stationary position for an extended period of time. Employee will need to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets,
copiers and printers. The employee will spend much of their time at a computer inputting data, utilizing a keyboard and computer mouse. The
employee will need to communicate with other staff, students and participants in an accurate and concise manner. Accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

TO APPLY:  Applications should
consist of (1) a detailed cover letter addressing the expectations of the position; (2) a current resume/curriculum vitae; (3) a list of
three professional references with complete contact information and a notation describing the work relationship with each; and (4) a
completed *Disclosure Statement. (Official transcripts are required upon hiring.)

Applications should be sent
electronically to Employment Services at Application
review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about ECU, visit our website at

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Security Number on documents. Please provide only the last four (4) digits. We may never receive your information if a full Social Security
Number is listed on any document. Our email system will reject emails if it detects a full Social Security Number, therefore Employment
Services will not receive your information. ***

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