Coastal Carolina University — Academic Coaching Specialist, Coastal Student Success Center

The Coastal Student Success Center is accepting applications for an Academic Coaching Specialist (Time-Limited Position with benefits). 

The Coastal Student Success Center which includes Academic Coaching Specialists provides proactive and reactive programming to meet the following needs of Coastal Carolina University’s students: academic enhancement, personal growth, civic engagement and career exploration. Each program is specifically designed to meet the overall educational, social, civic, professional and personal needs of a variety of students on the academic spectrum, mainly focusing on first year students, to increase overall student retention and matriculation to graduation and meet the goals and objectives of the Coastal Carolina University Strategic Plan. The Coastal Student Success Center provides guidance and support to students who require additional support towards achieving degree completion. The staff enhance student success by offering a variety of programs and services that include personal academic coaching, developmental workshops, and referrals to campus resources. 

Duties include, but not limited to: manage caseload of students within specified retention programs; utilize a developmental coaching approach to academic mentoring; teach sections of specified academic support course; maintain a strong understanding of challenges and opportunities faced by at-risk students; maintain a strong understanding of success coaching concepts; including learning and studying strategies and non-cognitive factors; maintain documentation of student interactions and generate regular performance reports; coordinate efforts to support special populations of students and plan and execute intervention strategies for students who receive academic alerts, in collaboration with academic units; assist students with navigating academic and non-academic resources on campus, online, and in the community; conduct workshops and presentations for students or organizations; assist the Director, Academic Coaching Experience Department (ACED) with special projects that contribute to institutional retention goals and represent the office at campus events; and other duties as assigned. 

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education or any academic discipline that CCU offers in the core curriculum and previous experience working in education are required. A Master’s degree in counseling, education or a related field and prior work experience at a higher education institution are preferred. Experience working with students who are at-risk academically and demonstrated commitment to a diverse, non-traditional, first-generation student population are preferred. 

Interested applicants should apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants should also submit: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. 

Time Limited position with benefits. Normal work hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.