College Life Coach

Jersey City, New Jersey
Mar 16, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

New Jersey City University is seeking a College Life Coach to coordinate its first STEM Success Academy and to serve as academic advisor and personal mentor to the cohort of students who will complete the STEM Success Academy in Summer 2017. The STEM Success Academy is a comprehensive program designed to help students complete their bachelor’s degrees in STEM by providing each participant with a clearly mapped program of study, personalized academic advisement, and career development services.


Reporting to the Project Director, the College Life Coach is a member of an integrated team providing individual academic and personal support to an assigned group of STEM scholars as they progress through their academic programs. The College Life Coach is responsible for sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will support students in achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals through academic coaching, campus and community referrals and institutional outreach. The College Life Coach will work closely with all campus departments to support student success, persistence, and retention.


Primary Duties:


  • Support annual recruitment of new students into the STEM Success Academy; Deliver comprehensive advisement support services to an assigned group of students; Maintain direct contact with student advisees, meet with students individually and in small groups on an ongoing basis to build a community of practice, establish academic and career goals, identify barriers to success, and develop action plans for academic success; Provide proactive and timely outreach to student population through a variety of communication methods; Conduct or support delivery of student seminars on issues of importance to students; Review student progress and track student use of academic support services; Conduct regular outreach to faculty and other college staff as needed to support student success; Maintain accurate tracking data and notes for each assigned student, recommending appropriate referrals and opportunity programs; Work with a variety of individuals on campus to understand, monitor and convey all aspects of curriculum, sequencing, scheduling, registration and university policies and procedures, and student concerns and needs; Collaborate with faculty regarding student concerns, student progress and course content; Organize periodic special events and programs for students, faculty and staff; and Perform other related duties as assigned by the Project Director.



  • Bachelor’s degree, with a focus in Counseling, Education, Psychology, or a STEM field;
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in academic mananagement, preferably at an institution of higher education;
  • Strong understanding of the needs of urban, first-generation college students;  Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team; Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty and administrators; Willingness to work to evenings and weekends as needed; Strong organization, project management and facilitation skills; Ability to enter, monitor and interpret student data accurately; Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines; Excellent written and oral communication skills; and

Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, website maintenance; and aptitude to learn new systems as needed.

Cut -off date for Filing Applications: April 16, 2017