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Temporary - SummerStart Personal Coaches

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034369
Department Code 00000000
Department UC Summer Programs
Job Title Temporary - SummerStart Personal Coaches
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Exempt

Schedules are based on availability of the Personal Coach and the individual students.

Meet with students 4 days/week, 5 hours/day, Total 20 hours per week over 6 weeks (Summer Session II), and:
Personal Coach Orientation
Student Orientation
Weekly Staff Meetings

July 2, 2018 – August 10, 2018

Job Type Temporary
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The UC SummerStart program at Syracuse University is seeking to hire Personal Coaches. This position is integral to the success of SummerStart students. Coaches serve as catalysts for change for students participating in this program and play a key role in helping students to understand their role as a college student.

Personal Coaches primarily work individually with approximately 20-25 students each week.


• Masters degree earned, or in progress, in a student services or higher education or related field is preferred.
• Experience related to promotion of student success.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Duties include individual coaching, weekly meetings with program leadership, documentation of meetings with students, and other duties as appropriate. Strong commitment to students.


• Administrative – Providing a quick response to students, and utilization of staff and campus resources, establishing an organized approach to developing and maintaining accurate information on students and scheduled events.
• Coaching – Providing opportunities for interaction and demonstrating an interest in your advisees is one of the primary functions of your position. Coaching occurs in many settings and formats.
• Challenge and Support – A developmental model of interaction with students suggests that as we work with them to help change behaviors, we also provide support so the challenges do not become overwhelming and students give up. The structure of SummerStart provides a strong support system for students. However, they are held responsible for their own actions and are expected to participate in the support provided.
• Programming – With the programming component, we try to complement the classroom experience and create an environment which fosters individual and interpersonal growth of students. Programming should provide opportunities for students to learn that a balance of work, study and socializing is not only possible, but a way to become a well-rounded and successful student.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 03/08/2018
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Temporary
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first find out about this position?
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
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    • Syracuse Post Standard - newspaper
    • LinkedIn
    • The Academic Network
    • Twitter/@sujobs
    • Colleague recommendation
    • SUJobOpps
    • Other
  2. * If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.

    (Open Ended Question)