First Year Success Coach

Job Title: First Year Success Coach
Position Number: FT-PROF-FYSC-08012017
Departments: Student Success
Reports To: Director, First Year Success (Title V)
Job Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary

As part of the Title V (First Year Success) team, the First Year Student Success Coach (“FYCS”) serves as the academic advisor and first point of contact for a cohort of approximately 100-150 students. In addition, the FYSC assists in planning and executing programmatic outreach events, as well as conducting individual interventions, for their cohort. This position reports directly to the Director, First Year Success (Title V).

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the First Year Success Coach and Academic Advisor for approximately 100-150 first year students.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with faculty members from assigned academic college.
  • Assist with programmatic planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Provide support through one-to-one, small group, and large group meetings, programming and other outreach to program participants.
  • Assist with hiring and training the program’s Peer Mentors.
  • Conduct student interventions as needed.
  • Co-create and distributes communications to program participants.
  • Teach/co-teach program specific courses and workshops as needed.
  • Assist with maintenance or basic grant regulations and compliance.
  • Emphasize discipleship and spiritual growth as a key component of student success.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to the ministry and mission of Houston Baptist University
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Master’s degree required in student affairs, education, psychology or related field required.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with programs focused on increasing student success and retention, particularly for Hispanic, low-income, and First Generation College Students

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


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