Academic Coach/Advisor, Center for Student Success

Newburgh, Orange County
Jan 15, 2014
The college seeks an Academic Coach/Advisor for the MSMC Center for Student Success (CSS). The CSS provides a full array of academic and personal supports – including tutoring and advisement assistance – to ensure that all students have the opportunity to flourish at the college, particularly through their first year. Candidates seeking this position should possess: a master’s degree from an accredited institution; a general understanding of student retention theory; experience providing proactive or intrusive advising support; a clear understanding of the variety of challenges facing college students today; evidence of ability to engage, motivate and instruct students at the college level; strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to develop mentoring relationships with a diverse student population. Responsibilities include: • A high volume of proactive student outreach • Providing academic coaching based on a proactive, strengths-based advisement model • Prepare and present workshops on time-management, goal-setting and study skills • Monitor student academic progress, maintain student records and generate evaluative data for departmental reports • Possess a general understanding of all college academic policies and procedures which might inform student academic progress • Public speaking, particularly at open houses and other college functions Candidates invited for an on-campus interview will be expected to offer a 10-minute presentation on time-management and persuasively convey reasons for utilizing the services offered through the CSS. Candidates should present as if speaking to the target student population. The Academic Coach/Advisor reports to the Director of the Center for Student Success. Please visit our website at to submit an online application.