Job Positions

Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Northwest Region 8


Academic & Career Advising


Pacific University - Oregon

Date Posted:

May 24 2022 4:07PM

Close Date:

Jun 13 2022

Position Description

Academic Success Coordinator Salary $50,000/year, 12-month position
The Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) will support the success and persistence of Pacific Undergraduate students through academic advising, academic coaching, and strategic coordination of existing Pacific University resources. This position is within Academic & Career Advising (ACA) and reports to the Director of Academic & Career Advising. The ASC will manage processes connected to student success and persistence including coordinating academic outreach and managing an academic alert process. The ASC will also work proactively with individual students to promote academic planning connected to long-term career goals. Please apply online @ or by visiting, click on 'faculty/staff', and browsing for the position.


Academic Success Coordination - 60%
Oversee an academic early alert process including further developing best practices, strategies, and communication methods between faculty, staff, and students with a specific focus on supporting first-generation students. Monitor academic progress of students on warning and probation, including doing outreach to students with subpar midterm grades or who receive academic alerts. Coordinate the Academic Outreach Team including leading weekly meetings to assess needs and determine academic interventions for students. The Academic Outreach Team is an interdisciplinary group of academic and student affairs professionals who work together to identify resources and communicate with at-risk students so that they may access and utilize coordinated academic support. Develop and provide academic skills support for the Advantage Scholars Program. The Advantage Scholars Program is a career and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduates providing intensive advising and experiential learning aimed at maximizing success in the college to graduate program and career transition.

Academic Coaching and Resource Navigation - 20%
Provide highly responsive, holistic academic coaching and resource navigation to help undergraduate students address their individual learning needs in order to increase success, achievement, and persistence. Assess student needs and provide suitable interventions to help students to overcome academic skills-related barriers and be able to provide effective referrals to other support services. Identify and proactively support students from historically marginalized backgrounds in order to build college student success.

Academic and Career Advising - 20%
Manage a small, specialized academic advising caseload of first-generation, historically underserved undergraduate students to provide effective academic and career advising and class registration support. Advise students on college policies, procedures, and program requirements. Assist the Academic & Career Advising team with new student advising, registration, and career education events. Communicate with students regarding advising policies, procedures, and deadlines. Answer academic and career advising questions from drop-in students, e-mails, and phone calls. Advise students when assigned advisors are unavailable.

Application Process

Academic & Career Advising at Pacific University is dedicated to providing services to students that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. Pacific University continues to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity. We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience would be considered as related experience. Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter, and answers to the three supplemental questions below. Answer each question in 250 words or less and upload them with your application. Please define the difference between academic advising and academic coaching and explain how integrating coaching and advising supports college students. Please describe the function of 2-3 student support areas that we have at Pacific University and explain why you believe these would support the work for this position. Please list 1-2 current trends or issues in higher education and provide your explanation of a best practice connected to the issue(s) identified.

Institution Information

Pacific University - Oregon is a great workplace with a diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. We seek people committed to excellence and driven to make the world a better place. This position is located on our Forest Grove campus.

Additional Information

Please apply online @ or by visiting, click on 'faculty/staff', and browsing for the position.

Contact Information

Mike Shingle,


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of 2 years work experience or equivalent in academic advising, career services, social work, teaching, counseling, academic coaching, multicultural student services, student activities, or related higher education field is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience related to first-generation, low income, and/or BIPOC student populations is preferred. Bilingual skills preferred.