The Academic Coordinator must have a broad knowledge in post-secondary curricula and will be responsible for developing and providing direct services to students in support of their academic achievement, persistence, and graduation. The person holding this position should be knowledgeable in several approaches to teaching, learning, counseling and will assist in identifying and diagnosing SSS students needing tutorial assistance and other support services. He/she will be responsible for the supervision and coordination of activities in the academic laboratories and tutorial sessions. He/she will coordinate all aspects of the tutor program and support services. Will recommend, train, develop and implement conduct workshops relevant to students needs to include technology, financial aid and academic skills. Maintain tutor records as applicable to the SSS participants progress. Assign and supervise the Laboratory Assistants and Tutors. He/she will assist in the implementation and evaluation of all phases of Needs Assessment and Basic Skills. He/she will also provide academic advisement support and advocacy to students on course selection and making course changes; provide them with information to make good academic decisions. Assist in participant registration and monitoring of course grades. He/she will be responsible for the organization and implementation of counseling activities and the formative evaluation of the participants’ academic progress. He/she will also assist in the planning and implementing of Career Planning and Graduate School activities. He/she will also assist in the implementation of the follow-up plan to track students who enter graduate school and who transfer to other institutions. Provide academic, financial aid/literacy to students and assist in collecting and managing data and reporting student outcomes. Ability to collaborate and communicate with a variety of departments, faculty, staff, and students. Ability to work as part of a team to create and implement retention and success strategies.
Master's degree in education, counseling, social sciences, or a related field. One year of experience providing personal, academic, or career advising, or equivalent. Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills. Prior work experience with TRIO/SSS programs desirable.