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Math Success Coach

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:                      

The Math Success Coach provides outreach, referrals, and interventions to at-risk students enrolled in math classes, with particular emphasis on students in Statistics. The Math Success Coach provides supplementary academic and non-cognitive support to individual and small groups of students through tailored and targeted lessons. In addition, the Math Success Coach facilitates multiple sections of a newly created remedial math course that serves as co-requisites for college-level Statistics courses.


Bachelor’s degree in a math-related field, with successful completion of at least one statistics course, is required. Master’s Degree preferred.



  • Experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disabled backgrounds of community college students.

  • Experience that illustrates a history of successfully collaborating with co-workers on a regular basis to achieve common goals.

  • Experience facilitating math skill development.

  • Experience monitoring student progress.

  • Experience tutoring students and assisting them as they complete homework, and prepare for quizzes and tests.

  • Experience that demonstrates a commitment to delivering first-rate service to and exceptional support for students on a daily basis.

  • Experience that demonstrates a strong desire to work with a variety of people on a daily basis.

  • Experience that exhibits knowledge in techniques that can be used to motivate students.

Skills, and Abilities:


  • Iowa Western’s Student Services Division fosters learning environments that engage and empower our students to grow and develop. All Student Services staff members must have the ability to excel in team and individual settings, multi-task, problem solve, manage their time, and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, and faculty while thriving in a fast-paced environment.

  • Essential to this work is the ability to evaluate student needs and prioritize issues in learning and comprehension, to promote the habits of active learners in students, to offer supportive feedback and understand non-verbal cues, to reflect on and assess one’s own instructional efficacy, and to collaborate and cooperate effectively with math faculty, as well as Student Services team members.

  • Ability to communicate to students in a clear and friendly manner.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Ability to serve under-prepared students.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse populations.

  • Requires a willingness to work late evenings and weekend hours periodically throughout the year.


  1. Facilitates multiple sections of a remedial math course that serves as co-requisite for college-level Statistics; provides supplementary academic and non-cognitive support to a small group of about 12 students by delivering tailored and targeted lessons and guidance on math skill development as well as non-cognitive development on topics such as study skills and time management.

Note: Iowa Western is engaged in a comprehensive and multi-faceted math reform initiative as a means of improving not only math completion and success rates but also, and ultimately, retention and graduation rates. For 2018-19, the college will pilot a two-credit remedial math course that serves as a mandatory co-requisite for students in Statistics who do not meet minimum requirements for enrollment in a college-level math course. The Math Success Coach will facilitate several sections of the co-requisite class in its pilot year. In successive years, facilitation will be limited to seven sections per year.

  1. Collaborates regularly with math faculty on ways to support students in their math-related academic pursuits, including successful completion of college-level Statistics; closely monitors students’ progress in Statistics and works with math faculty to develop appropriate, timely, and individualized interventions.

  2. Identifies math skill deficiencies; provides individualized and small-group academic support; facilitates math skill development; reviews class material; works with students to help them find solutions to problems; provides skill building and support that supplements classroom teaching.

  3. Identifies non-cognitive challenges and potential risk factors, and provides tailored and targeted co-curricular supports and proactive outreach; works individually with students to develop non-cognitive skills, including but not limited to study skills, time management, note taking, self-advocacy, and goal setting; ensures students develop, modify, and adhere to individual plans to be successful in Statistics.

  4. Communicates relentlessly with students regarding the importance of attendance; communicates with students who miss class (Statistics Success and Statistics), ascertains the reason for their absence, and works with them to identify and implement solutions that prevent such absences.

  5. Initiates, maintains, and tracks frequent contact with students on a variety of topics and through various means, including face-to-face meetings, email, text, and phone communication.

  6. Refers and connects students to and with relevant resources and services on campus, including those available in the Academic Resource Center as well as through Student Support and Outreach.

  7. Maintains accurate and timely records of student information, including but not limited to enrollment, attendance, and academic progress (progress reports and grades). Completes course assessments for every course each semester in a timely fashion.

  8. Assists the Lead Math Success Coach with various projects and tasks that are in support of the comprehensive math reform initiative.

  9. Performs all other duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:               

Full-time, 10-month position (July 15 through May 15)   

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:                            





Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays).


Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with some evenings required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                    

Requires prolonged sitting.


Work is routinely performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with students, faculty and staff is required.

Job Details

Date Posted May 16, 2018
Date Closes July 15, 2018
Address 2700 College Rd
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Advising/Academic Success-Student Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 25-1022.00 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Zipcode 51503
Name Human Resources Director
Address 2700 College Road
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
FAX (712)325-3739

This job requires the following skills

  • Business - Math
  • Community College Administration
  • Community College Teacher

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