Job Positions

Student Success Coach

Categories: South Central Region 7


University Coaching & Student Achievement


Texas Tech University

Date Posted:

Sep 19 2022 3:08PM

Close Date:

Nov 19 2022

Position Description

Contributes to the advancement of institutional student success, academic advising, and retention initiatives through individual and group interactions. Sets the standard for success of personnel, including professional coaches and academic advisors. Performs complex personal life coaching, resource identification and referral, professional development, and other training with individuals and groups. Responsibilities also include analyzing and reporting on special and/or complex problems. Performance is based on individual effectiveness as well as overall program results obtained. Work is performed under minimal supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures.


Texas Tech University is seeking employees who desire to engage Red Raiders through professional interactions that recognize potential, engage challenges, encourage excellence, and promote persistence. The Student Success Coach provides and documents holistic interactions (e.g., academic life coaching, referral to campus resources, etc.) for assigned student populations, including all in-distress students. Coaching interactions will frequently involve guidance for those considering major academic changes, initiating an academic withdrawal, making little or no progress to degree, initiating multiple repeat course enrollments, and identified as being at-risk, among others. Additionally, Coaches are responsible, via their Student Success Manager, to Student Success & Retention leadership for providing the following: administrative, clerical, and technical support with analyses of students' academic status collaborations with campus offices communications regarding preregistration, registration, add/drop and resource promotions, and campus events including or related to academic advising, student success, and persistence-to-degree Through its programs, services, and tools, Student Success & Retention supports all our diverse student population and partners strategically with the many academic advising, student support, and administrative personnel across campus.

Application Process

Online application materials must be submitted to the link below, this position is considered open until filled.

Institution Information

Located in Lubbock, Texas in the panhandle region, Texas Tech is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is recognized as a Tier 1 research institution. The university is committed to teaching and the advancement of knowledge, Texas Tech University, a comprehensive public research university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.

Additional Information

This position has recently been restructured into the University Coaching program from the department of Student Success & Retention. Specific details will be further discussed in the interview process. Pay Basis - Hourly Minimum Hire Rate - 20.76 Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

Contact Information

Josh Sills,, Director for University Coaching & Student Achievement


Required Qualifications


Bachelor's degree required plus three years progressively responsible advising, counseling, or coaching experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Academic life coach certification must be maintained. (Initially, ICF-ACC certification may be secured within one year of hire.)

Preferred Qualifications