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Academic Success Coach

Categories: South Central Region 7


Mindset For Success Office


McMurry University

Date Posted:

Apr 19 2022 12:41PM

Close Date:

Jun 19 2022

Position Description

This individual will work in support of the Warhawk Success Center (WHSC) to provide direct services to students. The Academic Coach helps students develop skills, behaviors and habits that contribute to success in college. These includes academic and career goal setting, learning strategies, time management and organization, self-regulation and self-efficacy. McMurry University is deeply committed to building a community that embraces diversity and fosters equity and inclusion on our campus. We seek applicants who recognize diversity and cultural mindfulness as integral components of university excellence. We are looking for candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and the advancement of distinctive perspectives at the University.


Fosters persistence and completion of a caseload of students
Monitors progress of students in caseload with check-ins, scheduled meetings or proactive outreach and communication, responding to students questions, concerns and needs
Conducts academic coaching through individual or group sessions that help students assess their own performance and develop academic success plans
Assists students in developing self-efficacy by identifying and overcoming obstacles that may be impeding academic success; works with students to learn strong time management and organization skills; motivates students to practice self-regulation and take ownership of their academic success
Helps students in identifying, developing and implementing learning strategies and study skills specific to course materials Refers students to appropriate academic personnel and support resources and collaborates with others to monitor and accelerate the academic progress of the students referred
Performs duties that are unique to specific department or college
Evaluate the academic progress of students completing the Academic Success Plan;
Maintain appropriate documentation of all meetings with students;
Maintain regular communication with students throughout the semester;
Conduct during-term and end-of-term student interventions as needed based on course performance and/or GPA;
Coordinate with faculty and staff to help meet students’ academic needs;
Connect at-risk students with appropriate academic support programming; and
Collect, document, and provide necessary reports related to the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan and the WHSC assessment plan.
Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Application Process
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Optional Documents
Transcripts Letter of Recommendation
Curriculum Vitae

Institution Information

Founded in 1923, McMurry University is a thriving and progressive United Methodist-affiliated institution of higher education located in the heart of Abilene, Texas. The university with over 1,100 students primarily from Texas with other states and several countries represented. The University has a number of innovative programs serving the local and regional communities and is a member of NCAA Division III athletics. Located only 2 1/2 hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Abilene is an active community of about 122,000 residents. For more information about the University see the website:

Additional Information

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years of experience in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other closely related field;
• Strong time management and problem solving skills
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent written and communication skills
• Ability to communicate with a variety of campus constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling, or other closely related field is preferred