Title III Student Success Coach
This is a grant-funded position supported by Title III grant funds,
and dependent on continued grant funding.
The Student Success Coach will work in a fast-paced environment in
the Center for Student Success and Retention and that emphasizes
the successful transition of academically underprepared students at
Washburn University. The Student Success Coach provides direct
service and support to academically underprepared students through
comprehensive academic coaching, from the point of admission to
graduation through individualized and group learning strategy
support, mentoring, graduation planning, monitoring students’
progress towards degree, and offers interventions as
Essential Job Functions of Position
The Student Success Coach requires a commitment to accurate,
proactive, and responsive coaching services with the ability to
work effectively independently and in teams. In addition
Provide guidance and mentoring to optimize the student experience
of academically underprepared students and, in turn, improve
student retention rates and on-time graduation.
Deliver services related to orientation, registration, assessment
of learning, referral and facilitate student engagement in academic
and career planning activities and the life of the
Lead one-shot academic workshops focused upon student success to
help academically underprepared students adapt to the college
experience and discover academic success at Washburn.
Develop and deliver presentations to students, faculty and staff to
educate them about various programs, policies, and issues related
to success coaching.
Pursue professional development opportunities focused on improving
success coaching to enhance knowledge and expand effectiveness as a
Student Success Coach.
Effectively use the Navigate Student Success Software.
This position is supported by Title III grant funds. As such, the
Coach will be expected to collaborate with the Principal
Investigator, Project Director, and internal and external
evaluators to comply with any and all grant reporting
Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Effective communication skills. ·
Demonstrated experience working effectively independently and in
Proven experience working effectively with individuals of varying
academic preparation and from diverse backgrounds.
Proven initiative and flexibility in a fast-paced and fluid work
Preferred: Master’s degree in teaching, counseling, or social
Experience demonstrated by course work or classroom experience in
coaching, advising, mentoring, or college transition
Experience with assessment of student learning.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The ability to work in a collaborative, team environment focused
upon student success.
Effective communication, time management, and organization
Experience utilizing a diverse range of technologies.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please provide a list of three references with contact information.
Official transcript(s) will be requested if hired.
Other - Two shifts available: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; or Mon-Fri,
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
- Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
- * Do you have a Master's Degree?
- Currently completing
- * Are you available to work some evenings and/or weekends?
- * Are you bilingual? If so, indicate which language: (You can
only mark one. If you are fluent in more than one language,
indicate the language required or preferred for the position of
which you are applying. You may reference the additional languages
in your resume.)
- * How many years of experience do you have with advising,
academic coaching, teaching, counseling, social work, and/or
mentoring? (Combined or any one skill alone)
- 1-11 months
- 1-2 years
- 3-4 years
- More than 4 years
- Cover Letter