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Assistant Academic Coaching Specialist

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, SC
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Jul 12, 2021

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Internal Title:

Assistant Academic Coaching Specialist


Coastal Student Success Center

Position Type:

TLB - Time Limited - Benefits

Full or Part Time:



12 mo.

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal work hours:

8:30am - 5:00pm

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Assistant Academic Coaching Specialist

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Academic Coaching Specialist (time-limited position with benefits) in the Coastal Student Success Center.

The Coastal Student Success Center, which includes Academic Coaching Specialists, provides proactive and reactive programming to meet the following needs to Coastal Carolina University’s students: academic enhancement, personal growth, civic engagement, and career exploration. Each program is specifically designed to meet the overall educational, social, civic, professional, and personal needs to a variety of students, mainly first year students, to increase overall student retention and matriculation to graduation. The staff enhance student success by offering a variety of programs and services that include personal academic coaching, developmental workshops, and referrals to campus resources.

Duties include, but are not limited to: plan, implement, and utilize high-impact coaching practices to support a primarily at-risk student population and students in specialized retention programs; manage a caseload of students within the program; maintain documentation of student interactions and generate regular performance reports; execute interventions strategies for students who receive academic coaching alerts as a part of the early alert system; initiate outreach to students using a variety of communication methods; conduct workshops and presentations for students or organizations; assist the Director, Academic Coaching Experience Department, with special projects that contribute to institutional retention goals; and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or any academic discipline that CCU offers in the core curriculum and previous experience working in education are required. Previous work experience with academically at-risk students and previous student leadership experience preferred.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, name and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Assistant Academic Coaching Specialist, time-limited position with benefits. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or any academic discipline that CCU offers in the core curriculum. Previous experience working in education is required. Familiarity with academic coaching and programs housed within the Coastal Student Success Center.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous work experience with academically at-risk students is preferred. Previous student leadership experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Effective written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment, while effectively managing multiple priorities and deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, non-traditional, first-generation student population is preferred.

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