The University Advising Center’s Coach provides individualized and comprehensive advising to support undergraduate students in progression towards degree, academic planning, and engagement on campus. Academic Coaches communicate regularly with students and campus partners, refer students to campus resources, and have a working knowledge of all college/major curriculums. This position must maintain an average coaching schedule of 30 hours per week, participate in on-going training, host various outreach events, and regularly assess the effectiveness of programs. Academic Coaches may also be assigned an advising caseload of up to 300 undergraduate students who are not meeting progression requirements for their degree and/or are dismissed from their major. The position requires strong critical thinking, memorization, attention to detail, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently while developing strong collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and student affairs and academic affairs units. The individual must be able to exercise excellent professional judgment and discretion, making decisions on a regular basis that impact student welfare and the institution.
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.