Ayers Foundation College Retention Coach

Job Opportunities

Position:  The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program Retention Coach

Location:  Jackson State Community College- Lexington Campus


Job Summary:

Plans, directs and coordinates administration of TN Promise, retention, and completion for The Ayers Scholars Program for the benefit of students graduating from Ayers Foundation High Schools.  Able to see the “big picture” to best meet the needs of the students and the Foundation’s mission.



The responsibilities and duties of the College Retention Coach may include but are not limited to:  meeting with each student individually to identify needs to enter or remain in post-secondary education, work with post-secondary institutions on the behalf of the students, help students find and apply for all forms of financial aid, maintain a high level of pride in work and accepts responsibilities for actions and decisions, and monthly contacts with at-risk students.


Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors degree or higher. Five years of counseling experience preferred.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of database management, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Salesforce, Internet and email.


Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents for administration of financial assistance and applications for post-secondary institutions.  Ability to maintain database of statistical foundation information.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents/guardians, and educational institutions effectively.


Reasoning Abilities:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.


Compensation:  Salary based on experience and qualifications of applicant. Benefits include: insurance, 401K, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick time.   Position is full-time, 12 months.


Resumes should be submitted at www.theayersfoundation.org


It is the policy of The Ayers Foundation not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee, on the basis of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.