Job Positions

Success Coach

Categories: South Central Region 7


Advisement & Academic Coaching Center


Missouri State University-West Plains

Date Posted:

May 10 2022 11:24AM

Close Date:

Jul 1 2022

Position Description

The Success Coach – West Plains reports to the Coordinator Academic Advisement – West Plains and is a key player in supporting the success and persistence of students. The Success Coach manages a caseload of students and works proactively with these students and academic advisors to promote academic planning connected to long-term career goals. The Success Coach monitors academic progress and student success and prioritizes students accordingly in determining levels and methods of outreach to employ. The Success Coach ensures students are best positioned for success and provides proactive outreach to students on college policies, procedures, and program requirements. Utilizing highly responsive, holistic Success Coaching, the Success Coach focuses on individual student needs and barriers to success inside and outside the classroom – including learning strategies, time management and organization, self-regulation, and self-efficacy. Position is grant-funded and contingent upon continued funding.


Refer to the job posting for the description of primary duties.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Missouri State University-West Plains is a public, two-year, open admission, separately accredited campus of the Missouri State University System.

Additional Information

First date of consideration is April 22, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is grant-funded through 9/30/2025 and contingent upon continued funding. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Contact Information

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Required Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.

At least two years of experience with teaching, mentoring, advising, career counseling, and/or providing student services is required.
A higher education setting is preferred.

Ability to work interactively with first-year students using best practices for advising, Success Coaching, first year seminars, academic support, and/or career development is required.
Highly collaborative, with proven ability to work collegially with students, faculty, and staff is required. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion is required.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal, in individual and group settings, including ability to deal tactfully with and motivate student integrity and encourage good organizational skills is required. Student-centered commitment to the goals of education is required.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree is preferred.