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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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Student Success Coach

Department Student Retention
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Master's Degree
Type Full-Time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources

Essential Functions:
Under the direction of the Director of Student Retention, the Student Success Coach supports student success, retention and progression to graduation; provides individualized student outreach to students who are identified as “at risk”; connects students to relevant campus resources; provides ongoing academic coaching and support for students; monitors and tracks progress of students and maintains communication with faculty and staff in support of students. Reports to the Director of Student Retention.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide individualized outreach to students based on identified risk factors including academic, financial and socio-emotional;

  1. Refer and connect students with relevant college resources and coordinate with college stakeholders to secure additional outreach and support; 
  2. Support individual students to develop realistic goals/success plans that will contribute to academic and personal achievement in college; mentor and motivate students to achieve educational goals;
  3. Track progress of individual students and maintain consistent and confidential records of individual student data; 
  4. Process all Early Alerts and Absences Warnings;
  5. Assist the Retention Director in developing and administering predictive retention assessments and data analysis;
  6. Assist the Retention Director in planning academically focused activities/workshops geared towards student success, as well as FAFSA outreach through specific programming;
  7. Provide stop-out engagement and support of Eligible to Return students;
  8. Provide outreach to non-registered students;
  9. Assist the Retention Director with data-driven reports for Talladega College and the Department of Education;
  10. Assist with Freshman Orientation and returning student registration;
  11. Serve on College committees as appointed by Retention Director;
  12. Perform additional related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree and at least one year related experience;
  • Knowledge of student development and resources to promote student success; 
  • Strong counseling/coaching skills; 
  • Ability to identify students' needs for support services to make appropriate 
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues across divisions to ensure students’ needs are prioritized and effectively addressed;
  • Ability to encourage and empower students to make their own decisions; 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; 
  • Strong technical skills that include experience working with student management and early alert systems/tools; 
  • Ability to effectively digitally communicate through new media, including social network sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram);
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications i.e. Word, Excel, Google Tools, etc.
  • Experience working with students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds preferred.

Application Process

All qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, completed Talladega College employment application and copies of official transcripts to brhoden@talladega.edu.  You may also submit via post office mail to:  Talladega College, Human Resources Office, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160.  



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Office of Admissions
Talladega College
627 Battle Street West
Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (866) 540-3956
or (256) 362-0274
Email: admissions@talladega.edu



The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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