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Success Coach (TRiO program) - Orange County Community College - Middletown, NY

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Company: Orange County Community College

Success Coach (TRiO program)

About SUNY Orange:

Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.

Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.

The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.

Job Description:

Orange County Community College seeks to fill a vacancy for a Success Coach for its TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program, reporting to the Director of the TRiO SSS Grant. This is a full-time, grant-funded position.

The federal TRiO SSS grant program helps colleges provide intensive support services for low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities who are academically underprepared for college-level coursework.

SUNY Orange has established a program that serves 140 students annually and provides much needed and effective resources and services to students who are at risk of dropping out. The TRIO SSS Success Coach provides individualized academic advising, personal coaching, career guidance, and advocacy to support at-risk college students in their pursuit of academic success.

This position may be required to travel between both campuses (Middletown and Newburgh) and other sites, as needed.


Education Required: Bachelor's degree in Education, Human Services or related discipline.

Experience Required: Advising experience employing intrusive and proactive methods. Experience working with first-generation students and/or students who come from limited income families. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work with students, faculty and staff. Sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of a diverse population of students.
Experience teaching student success techniques and self-advocacy. Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Student Support Services and/or TRiO programs.
  • Experience with developing, conducting and evaluating educational programs.
  • Master's degree in Counseling, Education or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, conducting and evaluating educational programs.
  • Community college or higher education experience.
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationship with supervising personnel,
    coworkers, all constituents and the public.
  •  Perform well under pressure, within time constraints, with a high degree of accuracy, diplomacy and
  • Ability to coordinate work flow while dealing with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to present complex information and data in a coherent fashion.
  • Bilingual skills.

Additional Information:

Deadline for Applying: September 17, 2023

Position begins as soon as possible.

Salary: $46,705 - $49,518 per annum, commensurate with experience. 

This is a 12 month, Staff & Chair, Grade 40, position and is contingent upon the continued availability of grant funds.

Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662, [email protected].

Application Instructions:

Create a SUNY Orange Employment Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?

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Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at www.naces.org to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.

All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.

Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Orange Employment Account to check your completed application.

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