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Academic Success Coach

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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 sciences.

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 earn recognitions 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 nation.


Academic Success Coach


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 students.


  • 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 success.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience working with university students in an advising capacity.
  • 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 §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: 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 experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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
  • Resume
  • List of at least three (3) professional references (names and contact information)

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 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 compensation.

· 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 dependent eligibility.

· Their Service Center is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, at 1-866-663-4735.


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 deadline.

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 §435.04.

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