Job Positions

Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2


Office of Student Success


Emory & Henry College

Date Posted:

Oct 22 2021 8:22AM

Close Date:

Dec 31 2021

Position Description

The Academic Success Coordinator will facilitate and promote academic success for graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing on the Emory & Henry College Health Sciences Campus in Marion, Virginia. The Academic Success Coordinator will provide direct student support services, as well as connect at-risk students with institutional and community resources to assist their successful academic progression and retention. The Health Sciences Campus houses the School of Health Sciences (SHS) and the School of Nursing (SON), which currently include graduate programs in clinical mental health counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant students, as well as an undergraduate program in nursing. Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry College is a small, prestigious, nationally-ranked liberal arts college located in the Highlands of Southwest Virginia. With a collegial, interprofessional faculty, strong community ties, and a nationally recognized commitment to civic engagement, Emory & Henry has long been known as one of 44 schools in Loren Pope’s Colleges That Change Lives and has a two-time Forbes ranking among the top 25 faculties in the nation.


Connect with new students upon acceptance of admission to ensure overall readiness and identify outstanding matters that would affect their ability to have a smooth and successful start. Provide direct support services to graduate and undergraduate health science students with varying levels of academic and personal need. Serve as liaison to college, school, and program committees that support and promote student success. Work collaboratively with SHS and SON chairs/faculty to support students’ academic progress, proactively identify at-risk students, and identify opportunities to develop, implement, assess, and improve student success strategies. Develop and coordinate relationships with various offices on campus (i.e. Registrar’s Office, Counseling Services, Student Affairs, DEI, Financial Aid) to ensure that student success related inquiries and needs are strategically coordinated and addressed in a timely manner. Collaboratively plan and develop goals, policies and procedures, and programming for student success on the Health Sciences Campus. Develop and implement proactive strategies and programs (including financial literacy) that help students successfully meet their programs’ academic standards and requirements for progression and retention. Assist with the coordination and provision of disability services for health science students on the Marion Campus. Assist faculty and staff in providing appropriate accommodations and support. Schedule and monitor exams and other assessments for students requiring accommodations.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Located in the Highlands of Virginia, Emory & Henry College has devoted itself since 1836 to the belief that education can have a transformative effect on an individual, a place and ultimately the wider world. Emory & Henry College is named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent Methodist church leader, and Patrick Henry, a patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. Together they symbolize the college’s dual emphasis on spiritual growth and civic engagement. Inspired by the motto “Increase in Excellence,” the first faculty challenged students to grow and develop intellectually, spiritually and physically. Today, our mission continues to focus on students as they follow a path of intellectual and spiritual growth on their way to successful futures. That mission, in turn, is extended to others through a broad program of active engagement and community service. You will discover that Emory & Henry is a place of promise made up of warm-hearted, caring people who care about your fulfillment. This is a community that embraces people from all walks of life as they work together to improve the individual and the world. We are people with a mission and a long history devoted to transforming lives and increasing excellence.

Additional Information

Emory & Henry College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Contact Information

Travis Proffitt, Dean of Student Success, Emory & Henry College -


Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Social Work, or other relevant fields
Commitment to working with diverse, non-traditional, and less-represented student populations in a compassionate, appreciative, and structured manner.
Demonstrated understanding of structural barriers to college student success and persistence
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated technology proficiency with common software applications
Strong organizational skills including an ability to multitask
Ability to work occasional flexible hours
Ability to navigate conflict and diverse communication styles
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times Some evening hours will be required

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in higher education as part of an academic team
Experience in academic student success
Experience working with graduate and undergraduate healthcare education students