Lead Academic Success Coach & Math Lecturer

Colorado, United States
$40,000.00 - $40,000.00
Dec 07, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

The Lead Academic Success Coach will be a member of the teaching faculty in the Mathematics Department who will teach half time while working in the Academic Hub as a Success Coach the remainder of the time.   The Lead Academic Success Coach will mentor students to help them develop skills, behaviors, and habits that contribute to success in college, including academic and career goal setting, learning strategies, time management and organization, self-regulation and self-efficacy. In addition, Lead Academic Success Coaches supervise and facilitate collaboration and implementation of best practices among a team of Success Coaches.   

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education or a closely related field. 
  • Minimum of 18 credits of mathematics courses at the graduate level. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks within strict timelines. 
  • Familiarity and/or willingness to work with Excel and Office 365 cloud functionalities. 
  •  Familiarity and/or willingness to work with LaTeX, WeBWorK, Canvas, or other typesetting, online homework, and online course platforms. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships across academic units and with other offices on campus. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of coaching, instructional and mentoring techniques. 
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices related to academic coaching. 

Major Responsibilities 

  • Teach 2 Mathematics courses (6 credit hours) per semester (100- and 200-level).  Teaching includes preparing class and evaluation materials, delivering lectures, grading, and being available for student questions.   
  • Work in drop-in tutor room. 
  • Collaborate with other instructors teaching common courses. 
  • Aid with development of course materials.  
  • Foster student persistence by maintaining a caseload of students. 
  • Monitor progress of students in caseload with check-ins, scheduled meetings, and proactive outreach. 
  • Conduct Academic Coaching through individual or group sessions that help students assess their own performance and develop academic success plans.  
  • Assist students in developing self-efficacy by identifying and overcoming obstacles impeding academic success; work with students to develop time management and organizational skills; motivate students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success. 
  • Help students identify, develop, and implement learning strategies and study skills specific to course materials. 
  • Refer students to appropriate support resources as needed and collaborate with others to monitor and accelerate academic progress of student referred. 
  • In collaboration with Institutional Research, develop and maintain a mechanism to track data related to student academic success and retention. 
  • Develop and maintain a system for identifying students in need of Academic Coaching services.  
  • In collaboration with the Honors Coordinator, Launch Coordinator, Career Services, and Undergraduate Research, and Assessment establish and maintain both college-wide learning objectives and assessment plans for evaluating efficacy of High-Impact programs. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). 
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 
  • Ability to navigate classroom space 


Salary is $40,000 for a 9-month term, plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 




Application materials received on or before by January 4, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 




The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 

Equal Opportunity  

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. 

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? 

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator 

Molly Wieser 

230 Skyhawk Station 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7241 wieser_m@fortlewis.edu 

Other discrimination questions?  

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator 

David Pirrone 

192 Education Business Hall 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu 

  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. 

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.