PT Academic Coach/Advisor
Job Title: Academic Coach/Advisor

Reports To: Assistant Director of Student Success

Status: Part Time

A primary focus of this position will be the successful academic transition and integration of the college’s first-year population through offerings that include individualized success coaching, mentoring, student outreach, retention-focused programming, and the monitoring of student progress.

To be effective in the position, the successful candidate will initiate and maintain a high volume of student outreach, maintain a visible presence on campus; enjoy interacting with undergraduates in the capacity of a student advocate and strengths-based counselor, and seek to cultivate a welcoming and approachable demeanor toward students. In addition, they will seek to develop and foster positive working relationships with faculty and administrative offices throughout the campus community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

· Proactive advising, in the form of intrusive student outreach (both via email and personal follow-up) and holistic academic advisement

· Academic coaching based on a proactive, strengths-based, appreciative advisement model

· Visibility, presence on campus and development of strong working relationship with colleagues in the SSC

· Monitor student progress, maintain records, and generate evaluative data for departmental reports

· Design semester schedules, provide guidance on academic matters, academic policies and procedures

· Maintain a current understanding of all college academic policies and procedures which might inform student academic progress

· Cultivate and strengthen relationships with other departments and partners across campus in an effort to support student persistence and success

· Ability to work non-traditional hours

· Help in the coordination and implementation of special programs in the OSS including but not limited to the Student Transition and Engagement Program (S.T.E.P.)

· Represent OSS at college functions and in presentations to parents and current/prospective students (i.e. Open House, New Student Orientation, etc.)

· Assist with the advisement of Undeclared Nursing students as well as other undeclared students

· Assist with the advisement of Transfer students

· Ability to serve on a variety of task forces and committees, as needed

· Attend and participate in staff meetings

· Additional duties as assigned


· A master’s degree from an accredited institution

· A general understanding of student retention theory

· Experience providing proactive or intrusive advising support

· A clear understanding of the variety of challenges facing college students today

· Evidence of ability to engage, motivate and develop students at the college level

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· A demonstrated ability to develop mentoring relationships with a diverse student population

All applications should be submitted online at the link below.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave Human Resources
Newburgh, 12550