Success Coaches are Boston College undergraduates committed to building relationships with and supporting Academy students in grades 8 through 12 through academic and personal development. 

Through a variety of capacities, Success Coaches provide critical support to the overall Academy student experience. 

Position Descriptions

Summer Success Coaches


Summer Success Coaches commit to staffing the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), including:

  1. Pre-Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) orientation meetings (Spring 2023)
  2. Full-time training and staffing of the Academy's residential SEP from July 16 - August 12, 2023, including but not limited to:
    • Building positive relationships with Academy students and providing positive role modeling 
    • Supporting move-in and move-out operations
    • Running icebreakers and games, and supporting community building among the Academy student cohort
    • Escorting students to meals, classes, and activities, and helping them track their daily schedule and materials
    • Supervising and sharing student meals
    • Leading advisory and small group reflection sessions
    • Chaperoning off-campus outings with Academy staff
    • Supporting teachers during academic and enrichment blocks
    • Supervising afternoon and evening free time

Summer housing will be guaranteed for the duration of Success Coach training and the Summer Enrichment Program: July 16 - August 12, 2023.  Limited summer housing extensions for Success Coaches will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Success Coaches are paid hourly at $15.00 / hour, and average 40 hours per week for the duration of Success Coach training and the Summer Enrichment Program. 

Academic Year Success Coaches


Academic Year Success Coaches are matched with students with whom they meet regularly to build relationships and provide ongoing accompaniment and guidance. Once schedules are set, Student / Success Coach pairings and meeting times remain consistent through the fall to spring semesters.

During the academic year, Success Coaches meet weekly with their students, on-site at partner schools. These check-ins last roughly 60 minutes and cover a range of student needs. All transportation to and from partner sites will be provided by The Academy. 

Additionally, Success Coaches are matched 1:1 with Boston College faculty and staff serving as Senior Success Coaches.  Senior Success Coaches provide additional accountability, advising, and support for Success Coaches. 

Academic Year Success Coaches commit to: 

  1. Preparation and leadership of weekly student meetings, including but not limited to: 
    • Building positive relationships with Academy students and providing positive role modeling
    • Supporting homework completion, time management, and study skills
    • Encouraging goal-setting, future planning, and identity-building.
    • Checking teacher and Academy updates, and submitting session notes to track Academy student progress
  2. Attendance at weekly Success Coach Continuing Education (CE) sessions held on:
    • Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; or,
    • Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

*All Success Coaches are required to attend ONE of the two offered meeting times.

Academic year Success Coaching schedules range from 3-8 hours per week and vary based upon student caseload and transportation to and from Academy partner schools.  Success Coaches work with Academy staff in August to confirm a schedule that aligns with academic and other commitments, and are paid hourly at $15.00 / hour for their Academy Success Coaching time.

All current Boston College undergraduate students (not going abroad during the 2023-2024 year) are eligible to apply. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.