Success Coach-Minority Male Success Initiative (Full-Time, Temporary, Grant-Funded)

Success Coach-Minority Male Success Initiative (Full-Time, Temporary, Grant-Funded)


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

Dallas, NC


$47,320 / Grade 11 Exempt



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Closes: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reports to

Coordinator-Student Activities and Special Projects

Employment Type

Full-Time, Temporary, Grant-Funded Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university required
  • Three years' work experience in human services required.  (Human services is defined as any area where service is provided to people: counseling, advising, education, customer service, instruction, social work, etc.)
  • Ideal candidate will possess a positive customer-oriented focus with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in counseling, psychology, social work or education from a regionally accredited college or university preferred.
  • Work experience in public secondary and post-secondary environments preferred.

Position Description

This position is a full-time, temporary, grant-funded (for three years) staff position. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding through the Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) Grant. The earliest possible start date would be July 1, 2019.

Position open until filled - review of applications will begin 5/28/2019.

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist minority male student populations in determining career goals and identifying community college programs that would enable students to achieve these goals. Provide academic and holistic advising, career guidance, and academic support services to students by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information through the College's Student Information System and Aviso Retention Software.  Participate in College programs, activities, and committees which are designed to promote minority male student persistence, retention, and completion. This position reports directly to the Coordinator of Student Activities and Special Projects.



  1. Meet the specified objectives outlined within the Minority Male Success Initiative grant. 
  2. Advise and document student interactions (in all media) concerning degree and career requirements, course selection, academic status, and class expectations in support of student goals, academic program requirements, and completion. 
  3. Provide timely and accurate academic, career, and holistic advising through regular one-on-one sessions with students as well as through campus events and meetings. 
  4. Meet one-on-one with minority male students to develop individualized student success plans. 
  5. Assist minority male students in clarifying end goads through choosing and entering a pathway, staying on path, and ensuring students are learning. 
  6. Provide proactive outreach to connect minority male students with on campus and community resources to ensure student success.
  7. Develop and implement student activities such as workshops and co-curricular events that focus on topics to promote minority male student success. 
  8. Remain current in the knowledge of career opportunities, required education and/or training, and the utilization of pedagogical materials and technologies to enhance the career advising process for minority male students.
  9. Serve as point of contact for retention- and completion-related issues of minority male students. 
  10. Participate in College programs, activities, and committees, which are designed to promote student retention.  
  11. Assist with early alert program and provide special attention to the completion of minority male students. 
  12. Provide academic advising to students, individually or in groups, about College policies, programs of study, and degree options. Provide students with information about alternatives and possible consequences of academic decisions. 
  13. Provide career information to students on future job trends, type of training and education required for a specific job, where to obtain specific training and education, salary information, employment outlook, and working conditions. 
  14. Oversee the reports of College's retention software for minority male students. Disseminate reports to College stakeholders to maintain focus on College retention initiatives.  
  15. Behave in a professional manner that promotes collaboration, collegiality, and outstanding customer service for both internal and external clients. 
  16. Model legal and ethical practices and guidelines as related to academic advising and/or counseling; adhere to FERPA guidelines, record keeping, and confidentiality. 
  17. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Student Activities and Special Projects and/or the Vice President for Student Services Affairs and Enrollment Management.

How to Apply

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Job Post Contact

June Stromberg