STEM Academic Coach

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Position Title::

STEM Academic Coach

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


College Access Programs

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experienc

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Fayetteville State University’s Office of Access & Student Success encourages and assists families in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina, who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into and completion of a post-secondary degree.

The TRIO Student Support Services-STEM Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing structured academic support activities to low-income and first-generation college students. The goal of SSS-STEM is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants majoring in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), including Health Science. The services provided create opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of the STEM Academic Advisor/Coach position is to support low-income and first-generation students at Fayetteville State University with structured academic support such as coaching, advisement and instruction to improve successful course completion, retention, graduation and participants pursuit of a STEM career.

Duties and Responsibilities:

40%-Student Support Services – Implement educational interventions to low-income/first-generation students enrolled at FSU to increase retention and graduation rates; provide coaching sessions with students one-on-one and in a small group to support student success with course completion and persistence. Serve as freshman seminar instructor for students enrolled in the TRIO freshman seminar course; provide advisement on course selection and utilization of university/community resources; develop and conduct non-cognitive development workshops (i.e., study skills, test-taking skills, note-taking skills, critical thinking, student success software, STEM course success, etc.).

30%-Student Needs Assessment/Record Management – Identify, recruit and retain participants; complete comprehensive individual needs assessments and develop individual academic plans; review grades and transcripts; maintain files on participants; track services using Blumen database and university student success software; monitor satisfactory academic progress; administer pre and post-tests; conduct Early Warning alerts; submit monthly reports/quarterly reports.

20%-High Impact Practices – Provide support designed to increase graduation rates of low-income/first generation students in STEM fields by assisting with FAFSA completion and financial literacy workshops; and workforce development; assisting with the development of ePortfolios; providing STEM career awareness workshops; providing connections to stem related internships; and supporting graduate school attendance through advisement and taking students on graduate school tours.

10%-University Collaboration – Attend STEM faculty meetings and student orientation sessions to inform of project goals, objectives, services, and eligibility requirements in order to assist in the identification of eligible students. Communicate with faculty members on the academic progress of students; make referrals to other student services, identify faculty and staff to assist with tutoring and conduct academic workshops. Attend departmental meetings. Serve on university, regional, state and national committees. Make referrals for on campus and off campus resources to support program participants

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

A Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
A Master’s degree or is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer a degree in science, engineering, business, math, education, public administration, social science, or related field from an accredited college/university;

Minimum of 1-2 years of experience with federal TRIO/GEAR UP programs, academic support programs, or similar programs serving students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Minimum of 1 year of experience advising/counseling/coaching in academic planning, career planning and student access/success.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Experience in case management, such as documenting and tracking services in a database and/or participant file.

Ability to follow directions to implement evidence-based program; excellent organizational skills meet deadlines; effective interpersonal and oral communication skills; and an interest in working with high school students.

Applicants must have the temperament for engage with college level students with a focus on the student experience.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications::

Candidate should have experience in overcoming barriers similar to SSS-STEM participants.

Degree in science, engineering, business, math, education, public administration, social science, or related field from an accredited college/university

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Posted: 10/25/2020
Application Due: 12/24/2020
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