The GEAR UP Success Coach will work with East Carolina University and GEAR UP NC to support first year college students from target high schools. This will be done through high quality, high touch coaching, providing accountability, and facilitating successful personal development. Coaches are expected to complete various coach training programs, engage in observation and debrief processes, and complete certifications while developing and fine tuning the art and science of coaching. The GEAR UP Success Coach is also expected to encourage interest in postsecondary education and build support for student success.
The Coach will report to Director of Pirate Academic Success Center. The GEAR UP Success Coach and university supervisor will have the GEAR UP Access and Success Manager as their point of contact with GEAR UP NC.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1. At the direction of the GEAR UP Access and Success Manager, represent GEAR UP at middle and high schools and other functions to encourage interest and enrollment of students at the partner institution and build support for student success. 2. Help schedule, plan and conduct campus tours for GEAR UP students and parents as needed. 3. Attend and participate in GEAR UP NC and Inside Track trainings as requested. 4. Build trusting relationships with a diverse student population by delivering personalized, constructive, engaging, motivating, and informative coaching sessions. 5. Coach students on developing a plan to achieve their academic and career goals by assessing on values/goals, needs and obstacles. 6. Manage confidential information, and provide accurate student information in contact management system(s). 7. Contact and schedule coaching sessions with students, as needed. 8. Utilize online programs, such as uCoach, to assist in accountability documentation and to provide student services. 9. Provide accurate and direct feedback to Access & Success Manager to receive assistance and foster continuous improvement. 10. Project, assess and report on student likelihood to retain. 11. Contribute as both an individual coach and a team member in order to further GEAR UP and the East Carolina University mission and goals. 12. Must protect the confidentiality of student personal information and comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 13. Must comply with all university procedures and policies 14. Other duties as assigned by partner institution supervisor.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
-Bachelor's Degree -Experience working with high school and/or college age students -Knowledge of college services including financial aid and degree completion activities is a must. -Candidate must demonstrate ability to exercise independent judgment and also show strong organizational, communication and leadership skills. -Successful candidate must be willing to use cell phone for work-related activities and be willing to travel.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500201
Organizational Unit Overview:
GEAR UP North Carolina (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs in North Carolina) is a college access initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to increase the number of first generation, low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.