Academic Success Coach - Student Success and Engagement

Job description


The Academic Success Coach is a member of the Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE) team and promotes Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by providing academic success coaching to Marian University undergraduate students, including students attending Saint Joseph’s College of Indianapolis and provisionally admitted (UKnight! Scholars) students. The academic success coach will assist achieving the CASE goal of increasing first-year student retention, increasing grade point average for provisionally admitted students, and decreasing in number of first year students on probation during the second semester. This position works collaboratively with many university offices and individuals, including: Academic Support Services (services for students with disabilities), Counseling and Consultation Services, Academic Engagement, Health Services, and faculty advisors.

Responsibilities include the following.Other duties may be assigned:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Assist with the development, management, and implementation the success coaching curriculum, including programs that address academic concerns, personal concerns, and sense of belonging.
  • Utilize a variety of techniques to support student success related to academic skills, transition to college, utilizing resources, navigating the college process, learning strategies, and time management.
  • Assist students in developing educational plans and strategies to support student success.
  • Monitor participation of UKnights! Scholars required programs.
  • Create and implement assessment tools for university’s success coaching initiative.
  • Assist students in navigating university policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Oversee and manage Marian University’s programs for students on probation.
  • Attend Saint Joseph’s College of Indianapolis team meetings and provide regular updates regarding the academic progress of students.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of early intervention and retention programs.
  • Connect students with on-campus resources including: tutoring, supplemental instruction, advising, health services, and Counseling and Consultation Services
  • University Expectations:

  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Meets department productivity standards
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’sstrategic goals
  • Adheres to the department budget
  • Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Experience working in secondary or higher education, or related field.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds or who have demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
  • Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a current resume, a cover letter, and names and contact information of three current references. Only complete applicant packets submitted to [email protected] will be considered.

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Posted: 9/25/2020
    Application Due: 11/24/2020
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