Job Positions

LEAP Coordinator

Categories: Southeast Region 4


University College


Winthrop University

Date Posted:

Jul 29 2021 5:10PM

Close Date:

Aug 17 2021

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success in University College, the LEAP Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Learning Excellent Academic Practices (LEAP) Program, Winthrop University’s intensive academic support program designed to ensure the first-year success of provisionally admitted and academically vulnerable undergraduate students.


Counsels LEAP program participants on academic questions and concerns, such as advising and registration, academic performance in courses, development of success strategies and learning skills assessments. Coordinates all aspects of LEAP-required study hall operations, including securing rooms, staffing and monitoring study halls two evenings a week, and hiring and overseeing tutors. Plans and executes efforts to welcome LEAP and prospective LEAP students to campus. Coordinates with other divisions within University College to provide various forms of student support and education. Teaches LEAP sections of ACAD 101 as needed and works with the ACAD director to ensure LEAP-specific ACAD sections are appropriately scheduled and staffed. Knowledge of student learning/development theory and best practices. Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. Strong analytical and data/file management skills. Ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information; effectively hire, train and manage student employees; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and administrators. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Sufficient technical ability to master required software and perform job duties at a high level.

Application Process

Applications are submitted online:

Institution Information

Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is ranked 6th by U.S. News & World Report among Southern public universities and in the top 15 of public and private institutions in the region. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich your life and prepare you for all the future holds. Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers bachelor's and master's degrees through both on-campus and online programs. Our historic and scenic campus is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just 20 minutes south of Charlotte. Our traditions of national caliber academics, championship athletics, and student-centered achievements create a campus community that is known for its diversity, excellence, and family atmosphere.

Additional Information

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

University College Dean's Office, Samantha Kroft


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree and at least one year of experience providing counseling, academic coaching, advising or academic support outreach.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field. At least one year of project and/or program management experience. At least one year of experience providing academic support outreach to academically vulnerable students. Familiarity with student information systems (e.g., Banner) and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.