Nursing Support Coach

Nursing Support Coach

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college, which fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and learning styles. A member of the State University of New York, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and thirty minutes from Saratoga Springs.  Our size is intimate, with only 4,000 full and part-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year schools. A four-year degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first generation college educated and from rural areas in Upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can now live in our new 400-bed residence hall.  

From interactive classroom instruction to one-one-one guidance outside of class, our faculty and staff are committed to both personal and public transformation through education, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. With population of 23% returning adults and 15% people of color, SUNY Adirondack maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its growing multicultural student body. 

We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement, and equity is imperative. 


Major Responsibilities

  • Assist students’ academic achievement across the pre-licensure nursing curriculum, aimed to reduce program attrition. The Nurse Support Coach 
  • Guide students striving to meet course objectives to develop effective learning techniques, study skills and test taking strategies with practice content questions to evaluate student test taking proficiency. 
  • Facilitate students’ critical reasoning and clinical judgement by incorporating the nursing process to assist the student to achieve their full academic potential. 
  • Collaborate with course faculty to identify students in need of assistance. 
  • Conduct one on one sessions, small group sessions, or larger groups sessions that meet the student needs. Examples of the larger group sessions are study strategies, test taking skills and exam preparation. 
  • Maintain statistics for all student encounters for each semester and compile a final report at the end of the academic year. 
  • Keep within the number of hours allotted to perform all duties.
  • Follow all SUNY ACC policies and procedures and submitted needed paperwork (timesheets, and reports) in a timely fashion.


Qualified candidates will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing or a Bachelors in Nursing and actively pursuing a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing. Must have 3-5 years of clinical nursing experience. Candidates with experience in education and a Master’s degree are preferred. 

  • Empathy 
  • Able to work with diverse populations
  • Strong foundation of pre-licensure nursing curriculum and pathophysiology knowledge
  • Self-motivated and willing to collaborate\
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, BlackBoard, Collaborate, Zoom, and technology programs to enhance the learner’s experience.  
  • Mentorship 
  • Effective communication  
  • Planning and organization
  • Critical thinker
  • Use innovative behaviors to enhance the student experience



This is a grant funded position. Schedule requirements are 17 to 20 hours per week during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic calendar. The salary is $50.00 per hour. 

Additional Information                                                                                                                                                                                  

When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Full consideration will be given if received by August 12, 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.