Southwestern Community College
  • - Student Services
  • Sylva, NC, USA
  • $33,420.00 - $39,252.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • State Health Plan

Statement of Primary Purpose
The Coach is responsible for providing direction, information, personal attention and support to students in the early stages (pre-major) of their competitive health sciences program path. The Coach will ensure student understanding and connection to the competitive program process by helping to remove barriers to student application and progression into one of SCC's limited enrollment health sciences programs.

Professional, Full-Time, exempt

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
• Provide proactive and individualized competitive application coaching to a student caseload facilitated by an early alert/advising system powered by predictive analytics.
• Engage students in competitive application planning activities (reviewing each competitive phase) to help them connect and achieve their health career goals. Communicate Health Science Program deadlines and competitive admissions criteria.
• Provide advising support for health sciences pre-majors
• Provide change of major guidance and options.
• Interpret health sciences policies and procedures which impact the competitive health sciences application process.
• Empower students to effectively communicate with faculty and student services to become better connected with resources and support services such as financial aid, career services, counseling and disability services.
• Attend Health Sciences department meetings, engage with health sciences faculty/staff to remain current with departmental policies and procedures.
• Monitor student progress in completing the competitive application process.
• Submit a monthly monitoring report to your supervisor.
• Make recommendations to direct supervisor, and faculty partners about improvements to design of success coaching delivery that could result in improvements in persistence and completion along and other project deliverables to maximize future implementation and scalability.
• Serve as a counselor for the SHIFT Summer Camp Program.
• Assist with SHIFT events and activities in the public school and at the college
• Provide tours and presentations about health science programs

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
• Participate in New Student Orientation, Career Days, Job Fairs, Open Houses, and other activities for supporting student success
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in education, communication, health sciences or related field required.

Knowledge and Skills
Ability to be a team player, a problem solver, to follow complex directions, to be a multi-tasker, and must have a demonstrated ability to work independently with good judgment in decision-making.
Minimum two years' experience in college advising, success coaching, or related field.

Physical Demands
Basic office functions

Licensing Requirement
Valid NC Driver's License

Working Conditions and Environment
Standard College business hours Monday-Friday with some evening or weekend hours as needed.
Position is based on the Jackson Campus with periodic travel to other SCC locations in Macon and Swain Counties

Equipment Operation
Computer – Microsoft Office, Google Suites

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Southwestern Community College


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