Academic Success Coach

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Albany State University
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Albany State Rec. Location

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Job Title: Academic Success Coach
Location: Albany State Rec. Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 240235
About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

Location

Our West Campus is located at 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany, GA 31707. Our East Campus is located at 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. The Human Resources office for both campuses is located on the West Campus in Building K, Suite 111.

Job Summary Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded program designed to assist economically and disadvantaged youth who wish to continue their education beyond the secondary level. The program provides services to eligible 6-12th graders (500 in total) in targeted middle and high schools within the Dougherty County School System.

The Academic Success Coach will provide academic, career and educational counseling, as well as technical assistance with the entire admission and financial aid application process.

Responsibilities
    Recruit and select eligible participants the Educational Talent Search Program.Identify and provide age appropriate personal, academic, financial, and career guidance services for participants.Provide information and resources to the Guidance Counselors at the targeted schools.Coordinate assessment of students' interests, needs, and goals and develop meaningful curriculum and services to meet the needs of program participants.Provide connections to education or counseling services designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students’ parents, including financial planning for postsecondary education.Provide tutorial services to students within the ETS program.Assist students and parents in completing test registrations, college admissions applications, and the FASFA (Federal Application for Student Financial Aid) forms.Monitor and maintain accurate records of student academic progress.Maintain accurate documentation of all program activities and services for participants.Coordinate and implement the schedules for high school visits for the academic year in cooperation with the school administrators, guidance counselors, and faculty/staff.Work collaboratively with Dougherty County Schools System principals, counselors, teachers; other school district personnel, ASU faculty and staff, community leaders, and other partners to provide academic enrichment, tutorial services, career exploration, aptitude assessments, counseling, mentoring programs, workshops, information on postsecondary institutions; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.Work closely with Talent Search parents and/or guardians to inform them of high school graduation requirements, academic enrichment opportunities and college expectations.Plan, develop and implement ETS participants exposure to institutions of higher education via campus tours, as well as cultural events, academic programs and activities not usually available to disadvantaged youth; such programs may occur during the summer, weekends, and evenings requiring travel.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Counseling or Education or a closely related field.

At least two years of experience in higher education preparatory programming, admissions, enrollment management, financial aid or two years of K-12 education experience.

Proposed Salary

$42,000

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Office of Human Recourses at (229) 500-2026, or by email at [email protected] For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.

Organization

Albany State University is a four-year institution in southwest Georgia offering undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs, and a wide range of outreach programs to the community. Albany State University is located in Albany, a progressive city of 100,000, on a 206-acre campus featuring impressive new buildings. The school has gained a reputation as the "Unsinkable Albany State" after surviving two major floods.albany_state_university1.jpg

Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 4,000 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries. The average student age is 24 and about 40 percent of the students live in on-campus housing.

Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are biology, criminal justice, computer science, middle-grades education, business administration and nursing. The University offers six advanced degrees: the master of science in criminal justice, master of public administration, master of business administration, master of science in nursing, master of education in 11 majors, and an education specialist degree. The university also offers the Board of Regents' engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech.

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Students at Albany State stay busy after class by participating in 59 clubs and organizations including bands, choirs, religious groups, honor societies, several major Greek and honor sororities and fraternities, and ROTC. An NCAA Division II school, Albany State's intercollegiate sports include men's football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and women's basketball, volleyball, cross-country and track and field.

A historically black institution, Albany State was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private religious organizations. It remained privately supported through 1917, when it began to receive state support and became the Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. It continued to grow and in 1932, when the Board of Regents was established, it became part of the University System of Georgia. The mission was expanded in 1943, and it became a four-year college and assumed the name Albany State College. In 1981 the college offered its first graduate program and in 1996 its name was changed to Albany State University.

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