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Alfred University Academic Success Coach in Alfred, New York

The Academic Success Coach will work with a case load of first year students during the summer, fall and spring of their first year to assist them navigate our system of higher education to ensure a successful transition into their second year and beyond. This will include but is not limited to, academic, personal, financial, and career support. This position's hourly range is $21.98-$22.86, depending on experience.


  • Advise prospective and current students concerning their personal, professional, and educational goals and curriculum.

  • Support enrollment events including accepted student days and open houses.

  • Administer the Student Strengths Inventory to all advisees and personally review results to develop a success plan for timely college completion.

  • Serve an integral role during new student orientation.

  • Provide proactive and engaged advising for students who may be at risk for not persisting.

  • Outreach and intervene with students for whom a Beacon ( alert system) notice 1s received

  • Collaborate with student affairs in assisting students who are experiencing hardship.

  • There is a possibility that this position may teach an academic success or first-year experience course or co-curricular program.

  • Advise and train faculty and staff on best retention and student success practices, including making presentations and developing written materials.

  • Maintain standards as outlined by NA CADA and the CAS Standards.

  • Provide information that will allow the executive director to create biannual departmental

and institutional reports to monitor student success interventions and trends on campus.

  • Maintain excellent relationships with financial aid and other areas across campus to proactively develop a big picture including satisfactory academic progress as well as career, financial, personal and academic barriers to success.


  • Formal Education: Bachelor's Degree: Master's Preferred on college student development, education, psychology, counseling, social work or related field. 

  • Position requires knowledge of information technology such as CANVAS, BANNER and Degree Works: Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated use of advanced problem solving skills. Current experience or training in social justice, diversity and cultural competence with a strong interest in continued professional development in these areas is required. 


Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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