Post Secondary Success Coach
Martha O'Bryan Center
Education, Training & Library
Position Description / Responsibilities
Post Secondary Success (PSS) Coach provides individual and group support for first-generation and low-income college students attending 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher learning to support student persistence. The PSS Coach maintains contact with a core caseload of students and organizes cohort activities to encourage peer-to-peer support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Works collaboratively with the High School and Adult Education programs to develop a smooth transition to college and improve overall retention rates.
- Plans and/or facilitates student workshops/seminars beginning in high school focused on building life skills and enhancing academic skills.
- Assists students with completing the necessary PSS enrollment paperwork.
- Assists students with completing college and financial aid applications.
- Helps students set individual education and career goals and work toward accomplishing them.
- Develops and maintains relationships with college administration and student services groups.
- Advocates for students as necessary.
- Provides tutoring and teaches study skills as needed
- Teaches career skills/life skills classes
- Verifies and maintains data on student matriculation, enrollment, and retention.
- Inputs data into ETO as required.
- Prepares monthly reports to Senior Director of ASUs and Post-Secondary Initiatives on status of core caseload.
- Grows and maintains knowledge of post secondary education and barriers to college success through the use of current research data.