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Human Resource Services

Advantage Student Success Program Specialist Coach

Apply now Tracking Code: 40372
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $41,615 to $42,239 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Advantage Student Success Program Specialist Coach will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of activities designed to support the academic student success of Advantage Scholars. The specialist will coach a cohort of students to achieve their academic and career goals. The specialist will ensure that Advantage Scholars comply with the requirements of the program. The specialist will provide guidance and support via a variety of initiatives including personal coaching, academic mentoring, group facilitation, and referrals to other on and off campus resources.

This position is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2024.

Multi-year grants are funded based on the fiscal years for the full grant period.  However, there is no guarantee that funding is available year after year from the awarding agencies.  Employment with the college after each grant funded period is not assured. 

Grant funded positions cannot guarantee a payout of leave benefits.  Grant funded employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor to schedule and utilize annual leave benefits during each grant period. 

Grant funded positions may be eligible for annual increases contingent upon awarded yearly grant budgets and a satisfactory performance evaluation. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree OR Completed Associate degree with two years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position OR four years professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position.   Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.
  • Two years of professional experience in tutoring, advising, social services, teaching or student services.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of professional experience in tutoring, advising, social services, teaching or student services.
  • Two years of professional experience working in a higher education setting with college students.
  • Demonstrated experience using an enrollment and advising system (such as Banner or EAB), a learning management system (such as D2L), or similar student/client information system.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking, teaching, facilitating workshops, or small group facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, analysis, and data collection.

Salary range is firm $41,615.00 to $42,239.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

  • Provide regular one-on-one and small group coaching for a cohort of Advantage Scholars to facilitate academic success in college. Communicate with faculty concerning students’ academic progress. Connect students to college resources.
  • Develop and coordinate group-mentoring initiatives to provide academic, personal, and career enrichment activities, such as welcome events, team building, and service learning.
  • Ensure students comply with Promise program requirements.      
  • Assist with the overall evaluation of the program including disaggregated data collection and analysis of key measurements of the Promise program.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Utilize a case management model to provide needed assistance for students to complete academic goals at PPCC.
  • Guide students to become their own advocates in achieving educational goals by referring them to institutional Academic Resources and Student Success resources.
  • Coach students on academic success strategies.
  • Apply strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Assist students on financial literacy, FAFSA compliance, and scholarship opportunities. Assist students to develop and comply with their student success contract agreement. Apply knowledge of financial aid and financial aid referral needs and scholarship searches.
  • Employ successful organizational skills and work under deadlines to achieve strategic goals.
  • Ability to lead a team collaboratively.
  • Ability to manage program caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Work collaboratively and efficiently with the Foundation office on student success.
  • Ability to prepare reports regarding work and impact.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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