Academic Success Coach - Undergraduate Academic Success Center

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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The Academic Success Coach (Professional Advisor) provides and documents holistic academic advising (e.g., success coaching, course selection assistance, referral to campus resources) for transfer, exploring (undeclared), and probationary students as well as students with declared majors seeking to expand their academic success strategies. Additionally, the Coach is responsible to the Director of Academic Advising for providing administrative, clerical, and technical support with analyses of students' General Education status, collaborations with campus offices, preregistration and add/drop coordination, and campus events including or related to academic advising. Through programs and services offered Academic Advising supports a wide range of diverse student populations, therefore it is imperative that the Academic Success Coach demonstrates a desire to learn about the varying needs of diverse populations, can appropriately engage, and celebrate the difference of all students we work with.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Master's degree preferred.

Required Experience

  • Two to three years staff experience in a client based, service-oriented environment. Academic advising experience preferred.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Provide academic advising and success coaching for first-semester, exploring (undeclared), transfer, and probationary students, as well as students with declared majors who are seeking additional support.
  • Evaluate General Education status for specific student populations and foster student planning and problem solving to facilitate timely completion of General Education and other degree requirements.
  • Connect students with appropriate APU resources (e.g., for tutoring, career/major exploration, wellness).
  • Answer advising questions posed by faculty advisors, staff, students, and parents (within FERPA guidelines).
  • Collaborate with academic departments to support departmental advising and to maintain accuracy of academic maps for assigned degree programs.
  • Liaison with Enrollment Management Services, Student Life, and other offices to coordinate and staff campus events that include academic advising.
  • Organize and maintain office and up-to-date student advising files.
  • Maintain daily electronic timekeeping to document regular, punctual attendance.
  • Execute projects as assigned by the Director.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.