Stillman College

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Tuscaloosa, United States

Job Title
Upward Bound and Academic Success Center Completion Coach
Tuscaloosa, United States
Job Type
Full Time On-site
16 August, 2023

Company Description

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents.

  • School Counseling



The Upward Bound  And Academic  Success Center Completion Coach. The  Coach provides meaningful advising, planning, support, and the necessary information to Astudents ensuring students can successfully matriculate, persist and graduate. The Coach will be expected to provide essential student support for curricular information to assist in short-term and long-term academic program selection, plan of study guidance and review, and proactive strategies to ensure successful persistence through degree completion. The services of the Coach are vital for supporting students. The UB and ASC  Completion  Coach requires flexibility in working with all constituents. The position may require up to 10% travel for workshops and engagement activities. The Coach works extended hours as needed during registration, UB Saturdays, UB summer component graduation, and other campus events. This position is funded through a grant and continued employment is contingent upon continued grant funding.



  • Meet annual goals established by  the Dean of Retention/ Upward Bound
  • Provide professional delivery of accurate individualized basic academic advising regarding Stillman College's programs of studies
  • Support the efforts of the Dean of Retention, Academic Success Center, and Upward Bound  to continually improve the services of transfer success advising, including retention initiatives
  • Assist with the recruitment of eligible UB program participants and program advocacy
  • Available to work seven (7) weekends a semester and live in the residence hall for the summer component  of UB
  • Academic advising (individual and small group) sessions and documenting all advising interactions
  • Assist with social media, data entry, and maintaining data in the database
  • Assist with supervision of Upward Bound Program participants
  • Assist with the effective communication with target school personnel and key personnel, act as a liaison to guidance counselors to support advising efforts, and to share major-specific advising information with Upward Bound students.
  • Assist with participant assessments to determine the extent of academic, personal, and career counseling needs
  • Travel to TRiO-related trips and events with program participants involving some occasional overnights during each component and the ability to travel as needed for training or conferences
  • Maintain accurate student information and adheres to the strict confidentiality standards
  • May prepare special and recurring reports regarding status of students
  • Demonstrate engagement in our community by attending education related community meetings as necessary
  • Assist students with program information for appropriate program selection, developing an initial plan of study, providing periodic review of progress and proactive outreach for support of persistence through degree completion
  • Support students from enrollment through graduation as needed
  • Resolve student questions and problems by clarifying issues; researching and exploring answers and alternative solutions; implementing solutions; escalating unresolved problems with follow up to ensure resolution of each issue
  • Re-enroll and assist with registering students for coursework by focusing on outreach and retention efforts
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and services across the college  to support student degree completion
  • Work with students to ensure a solid academic plan of study and ensure continued registration
  • Maintain, update, and disseminate resources that facilitate students' awareness, understanding and improvement of their academic standing and progress
  • Help maintain student materials
  • Comply with all policies of the College
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need
  • Actively work towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff
  • Maintain "open door" to internal and external customers
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation
  • Proactively engage in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people
  • Teach STI classes and lead cohorts
  • Routinely practice self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance
  • Complete other tasks as assigned



  • Master's degree in Education, Counseling or related field
  • Minimum of one year of experience in student advising/counseling or admissions/student services related work on the postsecondary level
  • Experience in an academic advising setting in a college environment, preferably four-year institution
  • Evidence of building strong collaborations with campus units and community partners
  • Experience in computer operations and accessing information digitally with support software
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Hispanic speaking students and families
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public
  • Computer skills comparable to work environment
  • Strong sense of customer service and a positive attitude
  • The ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • Good organizational skills
  • In all facets of primary and secondary responsibilities, be able to react to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.



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