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Student Success Coordinator


Under general supervision plans, designs, and directs a comprehensive student success program in conjunction with other student success services departments, faculty, local schools and community groups for the purpose of promoting student success and retention.



Overall coordination of Ninth Grade Transition Program

Coordinate the identification process for current ninth graders at risk

Collaborate with middle school to identify incoming ninth graders at risk

Actively participate in registration process for identified students in the program

Conduct home visits to meet with parents of at-risk students

Take the lead in designing the summer transition experience along with teachers, administrators and counselors

Coordinate the summer experience activities

Follow current ninth graders as they enter tenth grade and monitor their progress and provide academic and moral support

Communicate with teachers regularly regarding issues affecting the students' academic performance

Serve as the "in loco parentis" advocate on campus for students in the program

Teach Freshmen Academy elective course

The Student Success Coordinator works with middle school teachers to determine students that would benefit from extra attention prior to and upon entry to high school.

Encourages students to explore and test boundaries of traditional learning by utilizing innovative methods to reach students on their instructional level.

Works with high school teachers to determine which students are not ready for independence after the programs first year. These students will be selected to participate in a specialized follow up class that will continue to nurture and encourage them in their sophomore year.

Delivers a specialized curriculum to the students and collaborates with classroom teachers to be sure that all needs are being met both academically and emotionally.

Completes random moment in time studies as required by MAC program guidelines.

Performs other related work as required.



Four year degree preferably in field of teaching, counseling or social work

Ability to work well with students and the parents of students who have experienced difficulty in school

Knowledge of school transition issues that inhibit student success as they move from middle school to high school

Ability to teach course entitled Freshmen Academy I and II

Excellent communication skills



Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. 

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, statements, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, statements, etc. using prescribed formats.

Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. 

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

Requires the ability to talk and hear ideas by means of spoken word.  Must be able to communicate via telephone.



Knowledge of student development theory and practice.

Knowledge of student success and retention strategies.

Knowledge of at-risk populations to be served.

Ability to organize and manage a student success program.


REPORTS TO:     Principal

FSLA STATUS:    Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.