College of Mount Saint Vincent is hiring an

Academic Coach

The Bronx, United States

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. The College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At Mount Saint Vincent, a student’s education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students.

Job Description:

Reporting to the senior director of academic support services, the incumbent will work with Pell eligible and other students identified at risk of attrition to develop action plans, provide individual advising and attention, engage in career education, and help them to explore and access career and other enrichment opportunities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide coaching to a selected group of Pell-eligible students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, including assistance with registration, major selection, withdrawal from courses, leave of absences, withdrawal from the College, and graduate school selection.
  • Encourage persistence and completion by helping Pell-eligible students find ways to overcome both academic and “real-life” barriers and to identify strategies for success
  • Use coaching model patterned after the InsideTrack® methodology
  • Advise new transfer students and evaluate transcripts for students
  • Design and deliver workshops on topics in the student wellness series such as stress management, time management, and study skills for students in the designated programs.
  • Conduct Information sessions in careers related to selected professions
  • Engage majors in career development initiatives, and facilitate student participation in internship and research opportunities.
  • Design an academic program for “at risk” students and meet with students that have been placed on academic warning and probation.
  • Actively promote and support the college by participation in other campus-wide recruitment activities (i.e. Accepted Students Day, Orientation), public presentations, and serving on boards and committees.
  • Support the College mission based on value-oriented education, rooted in the Catholic tradition.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education preferred
  • Experience working in a college setting
  • Dual speaker preferably in the Spanish Language
  • Exceptional Computer Skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain challenging concepts, provide instructions and deliver feedback
  • Thorough knowledge of mathematics and pedagogy for mathematics instruction
  • Ability to motivate and encourage students to improve their academic performance using effective goal-setting strategies
  • Creativity and flexibility in order to personalize their learning approach for individual students
  • Patience and compassion for students as they develop skills and improve their performance


The allotted salary for this position is $65,000. The position is grant funded and continuation is contingent upon grant funding availability.

  • Vacation and Sick days
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Enhanced Short Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% employer sponsored Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Contribution in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

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