Student Success Coach
POSITION: Student Success Coach – Full-Time – Lufkin
EMPLOYMENT DATE: Until Filled
- Meet or exceed a bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, social work, or related area.
- Demonstrated experience in academic/career counseling; college admissions or recruiting; or teaching at the secondary or postsecondary level.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
- Fluent in Spanish.
- Broad based experience in various areas of Student Services in the Community College environment.
- Coordinating, planning, and organizational skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Excellent communication skills, particularly as they relate to diverse populations.
- Ability to build good rapport with a variety of constituents.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others or in teams.
- Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
- Work Environment
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
- Understand how to work successfully as a team within all levels of the organization and know how to contribute to the mission of the college.
It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.
The position will report to the Director of Academic Success for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Provide academic advising across multiple disciplines;
- Participate in College outreach events as requested;
- Maintain positive relationships with students and advisees to promote and support student success;
- Enroll students in appropriate courses using standardized exam scores, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites;
- Perform and interpret degree audits, as needed;
- Review degree requirements with students to promote completion;
- Assist students with career planning;
- Refer students to appropriate offices and/or agencies as needed;
- Maintain accurate records of interactions with students;
- Represent the College at transfer and career fairs, workshops, and online as needed;
- Participate in planning and delivering orientation sessions;
- Assist with Early Alert referrals and follow-up with students and faculty;
- Actively engage with students and advisees throughout each term to support and promote student success;
- Accurately communicate institutional information to students, including information about admissions requirements, new programs, course changes, deadlines, important dates, costs, transfer requirements, and state and federal mandates;
- Engage in professional development activities, including conferences, workshops, webinars, and meetings with faculty and/or administrators;
- Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the academic advisement program’s goals and objectives;
- Serve as a resource for faculty and staff;
- Adhere to the institution’s policies, FERPA, and other applicable rules and regulations regarding the release of student information to faculty, parents, students, and other parties;
- Serve on committees and attend meetings as requested;
- Regularly interact with faculty and academic administrators to ensure continuity of advising; and
- Maintain professional competence; serve as an ambassador for the college, and is committed to the mission and vision of the college
CONTRACT & SALARY:
$36,000 per year, in addition to excellent employee benefits. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for the successful candidate.
A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Please visit the Angelina College portal at https://myac.angelina.edu/ICS/AC_Employment/ to apply. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for the position.
Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.
With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.
Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.
Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.