Eckerd College
  • - Center for Academic Excellence
  • St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Full Time

St. Petersburg, Florida

Position Description
Job Title: Academic Success Coach
FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
Department: Center for Academic Excellence/Academic Affairs Division
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director for the Center for Academic Excellence
Supervises: None

The Academic Success Coach works with the staff of the Center for Academic Excellence staff to facilitate and support the curricular and co-curricular development and retention of Eckerd College students. The Academic Success Coach provides academic support services, workshops, individual and small group consultative services designed to assist students with developing and implementing tools to succeed academically.

(Include but not limited to:)
1. Provide high quality academic support services to students, including education regarding time management and organizational skills, study skills, and assistance with task analysis.
2. Assist students with establishing schedules for completion of academic work, and balancing academic responsibilities/requirements with extracurricular activities. Meet with students to establish these schedules, with limited/periodic follow-up to ensure utilization and progress toward goals.
3. Work with the Director of Academic Coaching to train students as peer coaches.
4. Assist in the establishment and maintenance of effective systems for monitoring and assessing service quality and outcome.
5. Provide supportive and consultative services to professional staff, faculty, students, and families regarding the academic functioning of Eckerd students.
6. Represent the Center for Academic Excellence and Eckerd College at college-sponsored events (e.g., Explore Eckerd, Open Houses, etc.).
7. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Center for Academic Excellence.

1. The ability to maintain confidentiality, professionalism, and maturity in handling sensitive information, student interaction, and community relations.
2. A commitment to student development within the context of a population inclusive of racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual difference.
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills; a collaborative, team-oriented approach.
5. Excellent computer and organizational skills.

1. Bachelor's degree in education, social work, or human service, or a bachelor's degree in a related area with relevant experience assisting high school and college students with academic difficulties.
2. Knowledge of learning differences, attentional challenges, and executive function deficits.
3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
4. Ability to relate to a diverse community.

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