Provide academic advising and coaching to a cohort of students from matriculation through graduation. Assist students with academic planning and navigating the resources, expectations, and challenges of being a Goucher student and coach students in developing and deepening academic life skills. In collaboration with other support units, guide students through their college's career key milestones (ex. major declaration, career exploration, experiential learning opportunities including internships and study abroad). Support advisees when facing academic, financial, or personal challenges, make referrals as appropriate and engage in ongoing contact with faculty and staff as needed.
Required (or completion of the degree upon hiring): Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education, or related field.
Experience in working with students in a higher education setting is required.
Preferred three or more years of experience in academic advising and/or coaching, including work with at-risk students, transfer students, undecided students, low-income and first-generation students, or student-athletes.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate active approaches to fostering an inclusive academic community that embraces diverse student identities and uses an equity-based approach to their work.
Salary Range: $45,153 - $53,121
Success Advising and Coaching
Serve as an academic advisor to a cohort of students - from matriculation to graduation (academic planning, course registration, connection to campus resources, selecting majors and minors, understanding) policies/procedures/requirements, and developing post-graduation plans).
Support advisees academically by proactively monitoring students' progress and performance, identifying academic challenges, and co-creating a holistic academic success plan that addresses academic difficulties.
Meet with students individually and in groups to develop and deepen academic life skills such as time management, organization, studying, note-taking, reading, and test-taking strategies.
Provide coaching and guidance throughout students' undergraduate careers that address self-care, socio-emotional well-being, and career-related issues.
Connect students with Goucher resources to support academic success (Writing Center, QR Center, Supplemental Instruction, and Content-Area tutoring).
Create, coordinate and deliver workshop series on various academic and student success topics, including time management, organization, reading, note-taking and study strategies, and other academic processes and policies.
Support student access and use of online platforms including Canvas, the Goucher Portal, Academic Catalogue, myGoucher, Degree Works, and EAB Student Success Collaborative.
Track student progress by running reports, analyzing student data, and communicating with students regarding registration, grades, and graduation.
Success Team Leader
Working closely with key Success Team partners:
Collaborate with staff in the Office of Global Education, Career Education Office, and the Office of Community Based Learning to connect students with study abroad, internships, and community-based experiences to create a bridge between these experiences and their intended program of study.
Proactively and collaboratively monitor student progress and performance, analyze problem areas, brainstorm to identify solutions, and conduct intervention strategies.
Make referrals for personal or academic issues as appropriate.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to develop programs, services, or opportunities to support Goucher students' success.
Lead Success Team cases and collaborate as appropriate with other Success Team members and Care Team members.
Collaborate with Student Support and Outreach (SSO) and the Care Team to outreach students with socio-emotional concerns and refer them when appropriate to other campus resources.
Participate in Workshops and Learning to Learn 110 Class: Meet with academic probation students and reinstated suspension students to help with appeal letters, conduct self-assessments, and academic success plans.
Maintain accurate records through degree audit software and document student meetings and notes in EAB Student Success Collaborative.
Participate in the assessment of success advising and coaching processes.
Collaborate in presentations and college-wide initiatives.
Attend College-wide events and initiatives when appropriate.
Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation's most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.