Academic Support Services

Trio, Student Support Services, Success Coach

(Seeking 2 part-time success coaches at 25 hours/week)

Trio-SSS is federal grant funding focusing on providing additional services to students from underrepresented populations such as: low income, first-generation college student, academically underprepared, disabled and other qualifications that directly impact the successful completion of higher education at significant rates within these special populations.

The Student Success Coaches will be responsible for working closely with the project director in carrying out the activities of the program and facilitating the success of program participants.

The Ideal Candidates' Experience Includes:

  • Experience working with special populations in higher education, community college experience preferred.
  • Formal training and or work experience in promoting persistence and graduation rates for at risk college students.
  • Knowledge of barriers to post-secondary education faced by low income and first generation students and students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in academic and non-cognitive strategies to support student success of at-risk populations. ·
  • Knowledge of career and transfer advising techniques as well as techniques for individual coaching.
  • Ability to contribute to the completion annual performance reports
  • Excellent written and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional standards in higher education.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the circumstances like those of the target population.

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Meet individually with program students weekly for coaching sessions.
  • Provide assessment data to program director as needed.
  • Administer and interpret non-cognitive assessment tools.
  • Work with students to develop individualized pathways to success.
  • Assist in the selection and certification of program applicants.
  • Conduct workshops and presentations for student participants.
  • Participate in all program and college related activities as requested by program director.

Work Experience and Education:

  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, psychology or related discipline from accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in college counseling or working with college students in similar projects.

To Apply: Please submit the following application materials: cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to . Please include Trio Student Success Coach in the subject line.

Alternate Submission Method:

Mail/Fax Office of Human Resources
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax:  888-617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal's Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 9/22/15


CSTEP Recruitment, Retention and Student Success Assistant (RRSSA)

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) provides academic services to underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged students studying in selected DCC curricula, STEM fields and those that lead to New York state licensed professions.  CSTEP provides academic enrichment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content areas. 

This is a temporary part-time position pending grant funding.  10 hours per week during Fall and Spring Semesters. Some events will require evening and/or weekend hours. 

Job Description:  The Retention, Recruitment and Student Success Assistant (RRSSA) works closely with the CSTEP Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator to meet program student needs and assess the extent of services needed, including organizing and implementing appropriate activities.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with recruitment by participating in events including orientations, meetings, on and off campus events and classroom visits.
  • Assist with retention by working effectively with a variety of students and professional staff with developing programming to meet student needs.
  • Assist in the process of academic monitoring, advising and counseling including using informational technology.
  • Assist with monitoring student progress, including third week of semester, mid-term evaluations, semester grades, and other alerts.
  • Conduct workshops related to student success, scholarship, internship and transfer.
  • Assist with monitoring of internship/research requirements for students not enrolled in curricula with clinical components.
  • Assist students with application, registration and financial aid processes.
  • Oversee peer mentors and peer mentoring program.
  • Assist with maintaining document record-keeping system for project students.

Qualifications:  Associates degree required,Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To apply, please submit the following application materials: 

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter (max. 3 pages)

to .  Please include RRSSA in the subject line.

Alternative Submission Method: Mail/Fax

Office of Human Resources Management
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Fax: (888) 617-1501

DCC is proud to be a two-time recipient of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Richard K. Wager Workplace Diversity Award, and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others (AA/EOE).

Posted 9-14-15   Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 25.