Job Positions

Academic Coach/ #496

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Center for Academic Success and Enrichment


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Date Posted:

May 13 2022 11:44AM

Close Date:

July 13 2022

Position Description

The Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) seeks an Academic Coach to work one-on-one and in groups with MCPHS students to build a variety of learning, organizational, study strategies as well as assisting students to understand academic policies to position students for success.


Assists students in the understanding and interpretation of academic policies and procedures Guides students through degree requirements, assists with course selection and referrals through individual academic meetings Counsels students regarding study skills, test taking strategies, and time management Works with students who are referred by faculty and staff for remediation and academic assistance Tracks at-risk students’ progress electronically using learning management software and other data management software Creates Academic Improvement Plans for students on warning and probation Creates and facilitates skill-building workshops, advising/career related workshops, and/or major-specific programming to positively influence the academic success of students Makes effective and timely referrals to the Office of Student Access and Accommodations, Counseling Services, Tutoring Programs and other campus partners and departments Maintains records and collects data to assess the effectiveness of student success initiatives and academic progress Builds relationships with faculty, staff, and academic leaders and serve as a resource for them regarding academic assistance for students Works occasional nights and weekends Assists with Open House, Accepted Students Day, Orientation, and Commencement Participates in retreats and professional development within the Division of Student Achievement and Success Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor

Application Process

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Institution Information

At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members’ unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS mission. MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

MCPHS COVID-19 Policy We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy, requiring employees to be fully vaccinated and tested on a regular basis. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a medical or sincerely held religious belief may request an exemption.

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

A Master's degree higher education, counseling or a related field, and one to two years of experience in a higher education setting that involves providing direct service to college students required
An understanding of the educational, cultural and social needs of a diverse student population (domestic and international student community) required
Demonstrated ability to work individually and as a member of a professional team, establishing strong working relationships across campus constituencies
Experience working students in postsecondary education settings
Excellent oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage confidential materials and maintain confidentiality when working on specific task or projects Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Preferred Qualifications