The TRIO Academic Success Coach 9-month position August -April each year on the Lamoni, IA campus manages a caseload of approximately 80 SSS participants and provides each of them with individualized academic coaching and advising including mentoring, Educational Action Planning, understanding the full range of student financial aid programs, and other personalized needs. Significant contact with each student is critical every semester.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate goal setting (academic and personal) with TRIO participants and monitor goals.
- Academic advising and course registration
- Communicate effectively with faculty, staff and administration to advocate and promote positive outcomes of TRIO participants.
- Weekly intensive coaching meetings with students on Academic Probation.
- Tutor coordination.
- Teach Steps to Success courses for TRIO participants.
- Maintain accurate and updated student data and records.
The successful candidate will be relational and authentic, experienced in connecting with students from diverse backgrounds, and able to build collaborative relationships across campus. The TRIO SSS team is dynamic, innovative, and action oriented. We are passionate about the success of each of our students.
- Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or related academic area.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in counseling or academic support services of low income, first generation and/or minoritized students preferred.
- Knowledge of collegiate academic and financial assistance procedures.
- Experience networking and coordinating program activities.
- Experience teaching in a classroom setting at any level.
- Preference given to candidates who have succeeded in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting the project’s target population
TRIO Student Support is a grant program funded by the Department of Education, designed to offer the intentional interventions necessary to break down barriers to higher education for first generation, and/or limited income, and/or students with disabilities. There are 3 more years left of this grant award, but we will submit a new grant proposal.