Make a difference at one of Florida’s premier institutions for
education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Florida Polytechnic University, ranked the No. 1 public college in
the region by U.S. News and World Report, offers a unique working
environment that encourages faculty and staff to be part of a
culture that prizes collaboration, innovation, and the willingness
to go above and beyond to ensure our students and University
succeed. Florida Poly offers a small campus academic environment
where students form connections with their faculty and peers as
they pursue high-value degrees in engineering and applied
The University is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and
equipment and two award-winning, architecturally distinct academic
buildings. Its evolving curriculum, designed to meet the needs of
industry and provide a life-long educational foundation for
students, has helped the institution grow in prominence since its
opening in 2014. Florida Poly’s deliberately small classes,
affordability, and outstanding graduate outcomes have helped it
such as being named a top value school,
in the top 25 nationally for affordability, and in the top five
best universities in the South for tech students. Accredited by
ABET and SACSCOC, Florida Poly is educating some of the brightest
minds in Florida and attracting standout talent from across the
Academic Success Coach
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Success Coach, as an individual that provides direct advice and
guidance to students, provides curricular advising along with
guidance that supports academic success and personal growth for our
students. The success coach works directly with students in
one-on-one or in group settings with a focus on first-year students
to provide academic advising, help with policy questions, help with
adjustments to university life and life skills, and as a referral
resource for non-academic support services on campus, such as
financial aid and health and wellness. Services are provided to
students in the second year and beyond at the university as well,
noting that formal advising of students with more seniority at the
university is provided by the faculty. Success coaches are
responsible for in-person drop-ins and scheduled consultations with
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Meet with students on campus and provide connections to
university services and activities.
- Advise students individually and/or in groups regarding
curriculum requirements, appropriate class selection, campus
resources, academic policies, and procedures.
- Conduct programming that focuses on the full student
experience, ranging from campus activities to resume creation and
job search skills.
- Work in collaboration with campus partners to plan and
coordinate activities and programming for students.
- Support in student career development efforts.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Experience in planning student educational activities and an
ability to understand the importance of course sequences, and
semester course loadings, that directly impact student
- Proven personal initiative, problem-solving skills, and
customer service etiquette.
- Disposition and proven work ethic to handle busy work cycles
that may include evenings and weekends
- Master’s degree or,
- a bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science, engineering, or
- Experience in higher education preferred.
- Experience working with university students in an advising
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- This position requires a criminal background check, which may
include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute
- This position is subject to federal and state privacy
This position is salary exempt. The
normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;
however, the schedule may vary depending upon activities.
Occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.
TARGET HIRING SALARY
: $41,600 - $45,760, commensurate with
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
: The position is open until
: In addition to completing the online
application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as
an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
- Cover Letter
- List of at least three (3) professional references (names and
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access
institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide
equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to
all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for
admission, students, and others affiliated with the University)
without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,
religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,
veteran status or genetic information.
FLORIDA POLY BENEFITS INFORMATION
Florida Poly qualified employees have the opportunity to take
advantage of a variety of health benefits
(through the State of
Florida) to help meet their specific needs, as well as the needs of
their family. This comprehensive coverage includes flexible
spending accounts, medical and life insurance, and workers
· Health benefits are administered through People First
, on behalf of the State of
Florida, as pre-tax insurance plans. People First handles all new
hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and
· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ATTACHMENTS:
Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be
sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before
continuing through the application.
Once your application
has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional
attachments will not be considered.
An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during
the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the
official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States
require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript
evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an
accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached
with the application and submitted by the application
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of
the job announcements.
This position requires a background check, which may include
a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute