Success Coach (Academic Counselor)

United States, North America
Jul 31, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Counseling

Position Description:

We are seeking an Academic Counselor to assist the College in providing a success coaching model for students. The model includes a network of support systems to identify student needs, address student challenges and provide appropriate services and referral, in an effort to enhance student success and retention.


Specific Duties:

  • Provide success coaching based on best practices to address student transition issues and contemporary challenges.
  • Administer and interpret assessment protocols to identify the strengths and weaknesses of new students in regard to their entry-level basic skills and motivation.
  • Compile a profile of each new student and develop a personalized educational plan utilizing electronic resources.  Assist with matching the student with a Learning Community relevant to his/her prior experience, skill set and future goals.
  • Provide the array of traditional student support services including enrollment, financial aid, academic career/vocational, and transfer advising; administer and interpret academic and personal assessments; develop and administer support workshops in collaboration with other College offices.
  • Consult with faculty and staff; explore supporting resources and make appropriate referral; and serve as a liaison to community agencies.
  • Collaborate with the Student Activities Office and Peer Mentors on our comprehensive new student advising and orientation process.
  • Assist with the advisement and registration of all new students regarding their academic plan, course selection/sequencing, curriculum/concentration selection and changes, and transition issues.
  • Monitor and provide support to students who are on academic probation
  • Collaborate with Boston Public Schools and Community Based Organizations to provide a smooth transition and ongoing support for recent BPS graduates attending the College.
  • Assist in the hiring, training and supervision of peer advisors.
  • Serve as a resource for Learning Community Seminar instructor, faculty advisor s and faculty participating in our departmental advising model.
  • Provide assistance and support for special student programming related to student retention.
  • Participate in the implementation of the College's Life map initiative, a comprehensive philosophy of engaging students in the creation and continued assessment of an academic, career and life plan.
  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology or a closely related field; with three (3) years’ experience and/or training involving college admissions, academic advisement, career development,  or program/project  management;  or an equivalent  combination  of education, training and experience
  • Experience working with students in a student services/client services or equivalent setting
  • Proficiency in student information systems as well as MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population

Ability to work 2 evenings  per week (11a.m.-7p.m.) and some  Saturdays  during registration periods

Salary Range: $50,785.00-$62,212.00

Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience

in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.


Review Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By August 14, 2014

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328