Graduate Intern, Academic Coach - TRiO Student Support Services
Hagerstown Community College
December 11, 2017
Part-time, Temporary/Per diem
Higher Education Institution
Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a Graduate Intern, Academic Coach - TRiO Student Support Services position.
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Graduate Intern, Academic Coach is a valuable learning opportunity for graduate students enrolled in a higher education related graduate program. Through regular training and mentorship with full-time departmental staff, the Graduate Intern will serve as an academic support and case manager for a specified group of TRiO SSS students each semester. Specifically, the Graduate Intern will learn support strategies and assist students in the development of study skills, time management skills, and self-advocacy skills; assist with personal, life, and career goal planning; ensure that students receive information and instruction regarding financial literacy; potentially assist with SSS workshops; refer students to appropriate campus and community resources; and offer personal and academic advising on an as-needed basis. The Graduate Intern will be expected to maintain regular contact (utilizing various contact methods including phone and email) throughout the semester with students who are identified and assigned to specific coaching groups. The Graduate Intern will also meet regularly with the TRiO SSS Manager for review and guidance.
Please note that this is a grant-funded, temporary position available for the Spring 2018 semester. It is part-time for 10 hours per week.
For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/. In addition to the application, please also include a cover letter and resume. Recommendation letters and college transcripts are preferred.
Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education and experience - Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a similar field preferred. Must be currently enrolled in a master's degree program in college student affairs or similar field. Coursework or experience in counseling and supporting at-risk, low-income, and/or first-generation students preferred. Experience overcoming barriers similar to SSS students preferred (low-income, first-generation status, or a documented disability).
Skills and abilities - Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills to guide students in their academic pursuits; excellent organization and planning skills in dealing with an at-risk student population; experience and skill in mentoring, tutoring, or counseling; proficiency in computer applications such as Word and Access; ability to work independently and accurately under pressure, and make decisions in accordance with established policies, procedures, and grant regulations; database system skills; attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in extensive recordkeeping; ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to foster a supportive and motivational rapport with students of many different backgrounds; ability to interact with a diverse campus community.
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) was founded in 1946 as Maryland’s first community college. The College serves more than 6,000 credit students and 7,000 non-credit students each year and awards associate degrees, certificates and letters of recognition. HCC is located in scenic western Maryland on a 319-acre campus. The College has experienced strong growth over the last decade and has contin...ued to invest in upgrading facilities, from the construction of a brand new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Building to a Performing and Visual Arts Education Center. Faculty members utilize state-of-the-art teaching tools and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center provides resources needed to support the college’s faculty members in improving and providing teaching excellence. Students have the opportunity to learn in sophisticated classrooms and laboratories and can gain supplemental instruction from the Learning Support Center. HCC is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and offers more than 100 programs of study available for university transfer, career preparation, or personal development, as well as non-credit continuing education courses, customized training programs and adult education. HCC employs approximately 800 individuals each year in full and part-time positions and has been able to maintain a talented and very student-centered faculty and staff team who are dedicated to helping students stay close and go far.