Position Information

Position Information

Position Title: Academic Coach

Working Title: Academic Coach Position Number: 008141 Full-Time Or Part-Time: Full Time Time Limited Position: Yes Number of Vacancies: 1 Department: College Access Programs Posting Number: 0401589 SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category: Professional Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience Overall Position Competency: EHRA Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Fayetteville State University's Office of College Access Programs is designed to provide low-income/potential first-generation college students (enrolled in grades 6-12) with academic support services that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that these students will complete high school and enroll in and complete programs of post-secondary education.

The mission of GEAR UP is to prepare middle and high school students for college through academic preparation programs and scholarships for students, professional development activities for educators, and college access information for students and parents. A total of 1,500 students are served by the GEAR UP Program in Cumberland County at eight target schools.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic support and serve as a coach at a GEAR UP target school to improve academic mindsets and prepare low-income/first-generation students for post-secondary education.

Description of Work Continued:

Duties and Responsibilities:

50%-Student Support Services – Implement educational interventions to prepare secondary school low-income/first-generation students for post- secondary education (college and career readiness); works with students one- on-one and in a small group instructional manner on the college choice process using coaching strategies; provides students instruction on college preparation, academic survival skills and academic advisement on secondary and post-secondary course selection; conducts non-cognitive development workshops (i.e., study skills, test-taking skills, note-taking skills, critical thinking, standardized test preparation, etc.); assist seniors with completing essays, college applications, and the FAFSA; and follow-up on participants and verify college enrollment.

30%-Student Needs Assessment/Record Management – Identify, recruit and retain participants; complete comprehensive individual needs assessments and develop individual academic plans; review report cards and transcripts; work closely with target school teachers at high school to supplement services not provided for college preparation; maintain files on participants; track services using Cayen database; and submit monthly reports.

10% Cultural/Educational Activities – Plan and accompany participants on college, cultural and educational field trips that are aligned with curriculum (career and college readiness).

5% Parent Support Activities – Develop and facilitate workshops for parents and communicate student performance with parents to increase student success.

5% Public Relations – Speak to the community and school personnel on the GEAR UP mission and serve on committees as appointed and recruit potential participants for the program in the community and target school area.

Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities: Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree preferably in science, math, education, English, communications, business administration, social sciences or related fields. A minimum of two years of teaching, advising, recruitment, counseling, coaching or tutoring experience. Two years of proven experience working with youth (13-21).

Special Instructions To Applicants: Notice to Applicants Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Additional Information for Applicants

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is your highest level of completed education?
  • Highschool/GED
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctoral/Professional/PhD
  • How many years of proven experience do you have working with youth ages 13 - 21?
  • Less than two years
  • Two to three years
  • Please describe your experience with teaching, advising, recruitment, counseling, coaching or tutoring.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Optional & Required Documents

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  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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    Academic Coach


    Fayetteville State University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type




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