SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)
Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Center for Student Success
Budget Title: Sr. Staff Assistant
Local Title: Coordinator, Holistic Academic Success Programs
Posting Date: October 10, 2017
Duties: The Coordinator of Holistic Academic Success Programs oversees, develops, and coordinates a set of programs designed to support student learning, academic engagement, and on-time degree completion. Programming includes peer academic success coaching, the College’s Academic Success Referral System, and other initiatives in collaboration with a variety of administrative offices at the College.
• Coordinates the College’s Academic Success Referral System, the College’s early academic warning system;
• Leads efforts to recruit, train, schedule and monitor a diverse staff of undergraduate, peer-to-peer academic success coaches (PASCs) and graduate student success advocates;
• Develops and coordinates the 2-day PASC training program;
• Fosters strong, collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff and students in support of student success initiatives for all undergraduate students and, in particular, student groups with unique barriers to success including first generation college students, transfer students and students from underrepresented populations;
• Provides direct assistance with data-informed, performance-based student interventions, as necessary;
• Provides ongoing training in the provision of holistic, strengths-based academic support programming, drawing from a reflective, Appreciative Inquiry-based model and Carol Dweck’s research in the area of student motivation (Mindset);
• Potentially manages a caseload, which may involve outreach and the provision of individualized success programming (including organizational coaching) to students in academic jeopardy;
• Public speaking on behalf of the Center, with the ability to clearly articulate the mission in a way that promotes help-seeking behavior among students, and communicate the Center’s three-fold focus on student success (academics, wellness, engagement) and its potential to positively impact in-course student learning;
• Assists with departmental activities or college events which may, on occasion, involve non-traditional hours;
• Supports a culture of assessment by contributing to the tracking, collection, reporting and analysis of services for continuous improvement.
• Master’s degree in a relevant field;
• Three to five years’ experience related to the provision of holistic student support services at the 2- or 4- year postsecondary level, or equivalent;
• Supervisory and program development experience;
• A general understanding of the variety of challenges that influence student persistence and success;
• Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail;
• A working understanding and sensitivity to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
• A facility with Microsoft Office Suite programs;
• Commitment to inclusive excellence and the demonstrated ability to develop mentoring relationships with a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated experience with holistic academic and/or leadership development programs at the postsecondary level;
• Demonstrated ability to develop student leaders through reflective practice (based on a recognized reflective model);
• An abiding interest in the field of student success and its emergent best practices;
• Knowledge of learning/student development theory, an interest in positive psychology, and a strengths-orientation toward the provision of wraparound services and holistic academic support.
Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references. Please apply by visiting
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Other important information about this vacancy: The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
This position offers full New York State benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.
Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/750
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