The Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST) office is seeking a creative and student-centered professional for the position of Academic Success Coach. The Academic Success Coach will be primarily responsible for supporting undergraduates’ academic success and student engagement via one-to-one academic coaching (in-person & Zoom), regular follow-up and outreach after coaching appointments, and caseload management for First Husker, Emerging Leaders, and at-promise student groups. The Academic Success Coach will also be responsible for academic skills/engagement programs and workshops, and developing print and web-based materials. The Academic Success Coach will assist the Director in planning and coordinating interactive and dynamic academic support programs for first-year and other student cohorts (e.g. First Husker, Emerging Leaders, transfer students, students on academic probation), facilitate their delivery, and collect data to assess and measure their success.
Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related liberal arts field plus 2 years of related experience required. Experience working with students at secondary or postsecondary level in an advising, counseling, transitions or retention-related role necessary. Experience providing academic programs to support student success (teaching, tutoring, peer mentoring, study groups, consulting, etc.) essential. Expertise in strategies and best practices for supporting students’ academic success required. Must be proficient with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation and student management/course management systems. Ability to effectively problem solve, think critically, and communicate effectively with college students and staff in situations of shared responsibility and confidentiality necessary. Must be able to work independently and within a team environment. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills essential. Ability to supervise, mentor and evaluate graduate and undergraduate student staff required.
Preferred qualifications include: Master’s degree in education, counseling, psychology or related liberal arts field preferred.
Criminal history background check will be conducted. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Applicant review begins July 7. View requisition S_210432 at https://employment.unl.edu to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.