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Montana Tech TRIO Student Support Services Academic Success Coach/Advisor in Butte, Montana

TRIO Student Support Services Academic Success Coach/Advisor



Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

Applications received by March 11, 2024 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.  Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


  • Assist current MTech TRIO students in identifying barriers to their academic success, develop an individualized plan to eliminate barriers, and strengthen study skills such as time management, notetaking, and preparing for tests.

  • Work directly with students to explore effective study strategies for specific courses, communicate regularly with students to assess their academic progress and modify study strategies as needed.

  • Support TRIO students on academic probation or readmitted students in developing and updating success plans -meeting with them on a regular basis

  • Collaborate with Professional Advisors, Faculty Advisors, Disability Services, Tutoring Services, and additional campus resources to provide wrap-around services for students

  • Work with EAB Navigate system to keep detailed notes on student meetings and find students who have been identified through Academic Early Alert

  • Follow up with students based on alerts, progress reports, and faculty and staff referrals in student success collaborative case management database.

  • Develop and present workshops and lessons for students about college readiness, academic success strategies, and

  • "college knowledge" and maintain working partnerships with key stakeholders for these workshops and lessons

  • Assess effectiveness of coaching sessions and workshops, implementing modifications as needed

  • Maintain collegial relationships with faculty, academic advisors/coordinators, and other departments and refer students to additional resources as needed

    Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Willingness to learn EAB Navigate and other student software management systems

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to adhere to FERPA regulations

  • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-pace environment and handle competing demands.

  • Ability to listen effectively, work independently and as part of a team.

    Physical Demands:

  • Ability to chaperone student field trips.

  • Willingness to work extended hours during peak event times and annual performance reporting season

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.  

    Please include: 

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    Employment (veteran's) preference form

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Why Work at Tech?

    Help meet the changing needs of society by providing a transformative student experience by helping develop leaders for tomorrow by advancing science, engineering and technology.

    In addition, Montana Tech offers an attractive benefits package* which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with low deductibles and comprehensive coverage.

  • Generous employer contribution toward monthly health care benefits worth $6.08 per hour.

  • 5.9% retirement employer contribution for eligible employees

  • 11 Holidays per year

  • 3 weeks of Annual Leave to start

  • Generous sick leave policy that can be used for sick children, doctor and dentist appointments as well as bereavement.

  • 6 credits of coursework free per year (fees not included)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Reduced tuition for dependents after 4 months of employment for eligible employees

  • Employee Assistance and a Wellness Program

  • Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees

  • Possible remote work days with supervisor approval and eligible positions.

    • Benefits are dependent on position type and terms and conditions of eligibility.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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