• Academic Coach - CASE Boston

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Academic Coach works one-on-one and in groups with MCPHS University students to build a variety of learning, organizational, and study strategies as well as assisting students to understand academic policies in order to position them for success.


    • Assist students in the understanding and interpretation of academic policies and procedures.
    • Guide students through degree requirements, assist with course selection and referral through individual academic meetings.
    • Counsel students regarding study skills, test-taking strategies, and time management.
    • Work with students who are referred by faculty and staff for remediation and academic assistance.
    • Track at-risk students’ progress electronically using learning management software and other data management software.
    • Create Academic Improvement Plans for students on warning and probation.
    • Create and facilitate skill-building workshops, advising/career related workshops, and/or major-specific programming to positively influence the academic success of students.
    • Make effective and timely referrals to Disability Support Services, Counseling Services, Tutoring Programs and other campus partners and departments.
    • Maintain records and collect data to assess the effectiveness of student success initiatives and academic progress.
    • Build relationships with faculty, staff, and academic leaders and serve as a resource for them regarding academic assistance for students.
    • Work occasional nights and weekends.
    • Assist with Open House, Accepted Students Day, Orientation, and Commencement.
    • Participate in retreats and professional development within the Division of Student Achievement and Success.

    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




    • Requires a Master's degree in higher education, counseling or a related field, and one to two years of experience in a higher education setting that involves providing direct service to college students.
    • Requires an understanding of the educational, cultural and social needs of a diverse student population (domestic and international student community).
    • Demonstrated ability to work individually and as a member of a professional team, establishing strong working relationships across campus constituencies.
    • Experience working with students in postsecondary education settings.
    • Excellent oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage confidential materials and maintain confidentiality when working on specific task or projects.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.


    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.



    Please attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.



    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.


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