Job Positions

Title III Student Success Coach/Posting Number S0020P

Categories: South Central Region 7


Center for Student Success and Retention


Washburn University

Date Posted:

May 22 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Until Filled

Position Description

4 positions - This is a grant-funded position dependent on continued grant funding. The Title III Student Success Coach will advise a defined, consistent group of at-risk students throughout their collegiate careers from matriculation to graduation. The Student Success Coach position is designed for a new advising model where coaches are integrally involved with all facets of a student’s academic, personal, and future professional success. The Coach will regularly interact with students to support them as they identify and reach academic goals, develop study skills and life skills, and overcome challenges to realize their personal potential.


The Coach will provide proactive and developmental interventions to undergraduate students as they create a personalized academic plan and set goals. In addition, the Coach will share resources that address obstacles within and beyond the classroom to help students achieve their academic goals. The Coach will tailor each intervention to the needs of the student. Areas of focus for any appointment or intervention include:

  • General Academic Advising
  • Goal Setting and Goal Achievement
  • Career Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Personal and Academic Success Strategies, including decision making, confidence, motivation, test-taking, organization, and time management
  • Strengths Identification
  • Engagement and Campus Involvement
  • Navigating Campus and Community Resources

The Coach will communicate and collaborate closely with faculty to monitor academic performance and form academic support plans for students. The Title III Student Success Coach will track student success and progress, and record and report results, via Navigate. The Student Success Coach will teach and/ or co-teach select section(s) of Washburn Experience Courses, such as WU 101: The Washburn Experience and WU 120: Career and Major Exploration. The Student Success Coach will participate in ongoing training and professional development to continually improve and align their academic coaching skills with NACADA best practices. This position is supported by Title III grant funds. As such, the Coach will be expected to collaborate with the Principal Investigator, Project Director, and internal and external evaluators to comply with any and all grant reporting requirements Perform additional job related duties as assigned or appropriate.

Application Process

Complete Online Application:

Institution Information

Washburn University 1700 SW College Ave Topeka, KS 66621

Additional Information

Two shifts available: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm; or Mon-Fri, 11:00am-8:00pm.

Contact Information

Human Resources 785-670-1538


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. A commitment to equal opportunity and experience working with diverse populations. Initiative and flexibility in a fast-paced and fluid work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and experience in advising, teaching, academic coaching, counseling, social work, mentoring or related field. Bilingual capability.