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Academic Success Coach for Project ASPIRE

Posted: 09/16/2022

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Gateway Community & Technical College invites applications for the Academic Success Coach for Project ASPIRE. This full-time position will provide individualized and group coaching for personal, career and academic matter to assist students in identifying and overcoming barriers to college success.

This is an 11-month position and will be off in either June or July.

Anticipated start date: October 2022

Initial review of applicants will begin 2 weeks from position posting day. Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

  • Provide support and coaching for personal, career and academic matters through ongoing, intrusive advising including working with students to develop Individual Success Plans (ISPs) and monitoring students’ progress by collecting data on achievement and attendance through Starfish and other student retention tools.
  • Utilizes a variety of individualized academic and non-cognitive assessments, such as You Science, to develop and analyze a student’s ISP to ensure the right supports are in place.
  • Communicates with students at least once a month through a variety of student-driven means including, face-to-face contacts, email, texting, social media, phone, etc.
  • Recruitment activities to assist in identifying and selecting TRIO Project ASPIRE-eligible students to enroll in the program. Tabling events. Coordinate program utilization of and campus-provided tutoring for program participants.
  • Develop and organize activities for and between current and former participants by establishing the TRIO Project ASPIRE Peer Mentoring/Coaching program.
  • Document services provided and prepare pertinent reports using TRIO Project ASPIRE’s student information database, BLUMEN weekly; attends professional workshops and conferences.
  • Organize and facilitate at least one academic support workshop per semester, and offers additional academic support by maintaining and updating supplemental materials (electronic and printed) pertinent to students’ academic needs; organize and facilitate one technology instruction workshop per semester.
  • Act as liaison with financial aid office; review financial aid packages with each student.
  • Serve as a resource person to faculty, staff and students on academic/financial issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education, Certifications, and Licenses:
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Higher Education Student Services, Counseling, or equivalent.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • Counseling or experience with direct service to college students.
  • TRIO experience an exceptionally valued skill
  • First-generation, economically disadvantaged background greatly valued.
  • Experience and Understanding of Financial Aid procedures
  • Experience in and understanding of working with students from diverse populations is preferred.
  • Experience working at the community college level is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational skills; high attention to detail; independent; self-motivated; able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with many individuals at all levels throughout the internal college environment and external business and community partners, representing himself/herself professionally and courteously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and, in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and •Counseling or experience with direct service to college students projects to meet deadlines with high levels of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Forms, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and Word).
About Us:
Gateway Community & Technical College is a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and is a public two-year degree-granting institution serving the Northern Kentucky Region - part of the Greater Cincinnati Region and is Northern Kentucky’s only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Gateway offers high-quality, targeted education to meet the personal and professional needs of students and contribute to the economic development of the region.
Gateway engages, connects, and inspires all students through education to successfully champion our region’s competitive workforce and improve their quality of life.
Gateway offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:
  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program 
Gateway is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution, and we are committed to creating a campus environment that values the exploration, appreciation, and celebration of diversity while promoting inclusiveness, multiculturalism, and global awareness.
KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

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