Success Coaches

Success Coaches are needed for main campus undergraduate students. Included with this posting is the “Success Coaches Guide” so that you will better understand the responsibilities ofthis part-time position.

Qualificationsfor the position: Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Experience teaching, mentoring, advising, parenting, or coaching required. Comfort in collegiate setting and understanding of student support services is also required.

Applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to Annette Staunton, Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Chief Retention Officerat Astaunto@tiffin.edu

Tiffin University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Success Coaches Guide

Success Coaches are available to help students learn about college, assist in locating materials, places, and people on campus, and offer support, encouragement, and positive reinforcement.

Program Goals

  • Provide the help needed to transition from high school to college.
  • Provide information, awareness, and exposure to college services and activities to help enable students to make reasoned and well-informed choices.
  • To assist in creating an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes and stimulates learning.
  • Improve student motivation and effectiveness so students stay at Tiffin University.

Guidelines

  • Starting with the first semester, students will meet with their assigned success coach one hour per week to provide guidance, help set goals, and address challenges before it impacts their academic performance.
  • Coaches will maintain detailed notes in their advisor files for each of the students outlining date met, problem discussed, and recommendations.
  • Offer assistance and guidance to students in preparing necessary and required university paperwork. i.e. financial aid, student payment plan, drop/add forms, change of major forms, change of address, etc.
  • Coaching sessions are focused on providing personal development, assistance with planning and organization. Most importantly, sessions are intended to motivate students and provide encouragement to help students ease into the Freshman year experience.
  • Discuss with students a variety of methods to enhance study skills.
  • Many students who feel out of place on a college campus are too intimidated to approach professors when they are struggling. Coaches can help students prepare for meetings with faculty to make sure these sessions are productive.
  • Create improvement plans when students fail quizzes, tests, or does poorly on papers.
  • Monitor the students academic success utilizing progress reports, college student inventory and midterm reports.
  • Assist students to utilize better time management skills and strategies.
  • Help identify strategies to make social connections with peers.
  • Help instill a healthy lifestyle in regards to diet, nutrition, rest, exercise, and leisure time.
  • Guide students through problem resolution and connect students with appropriate support services on campus. The Coaches are here to connect the dots and find the right services on campus to help students.