For any of you who enjoys reading fine print, this is from Trust Navigator's proposal to UA on successg coaches. God knows, I couldn't have written it.. It's exciting campus life ,possibly with Zip football tickets included.
14. Describe how the project will be implemented and the timeframe met as described herein.
See the enclosed one‐page Success Coach Implementation timeline, Appendix Exhibit B. The biggest challenge is staffing, training and process integration from July through December. Hiring criteria has yet to be finalized with the University as well as many processes that simply cannot be determined without cooperative discussion and some trial and error. The short runway before orientation emphasizes prioritization that cannot be determined without more discovery. While not knowing exact budget considerations, the potential of limited resources and limited preparation means more focused measurements and timelines need to be agreed to and accelerated in this partnership. Accountable and ongoing expectations are the TrustNavigator objective in Success Coaching and the more global program that can be developed at the University of Akron with this initiative. Much further discovery, cooperation and integration of resources are the next steps to satisfy an honest implementation plan.
TrustNavigator expects to pay each Success Coach $28,000 plus an approximate 30% benefit allowance. Based on a 40 hour week and other responsibilities the average Success Coach can work with 150‐225 students if meeting with them monthly for a half hour. This is defined by hours available to allow for 50‐60 appointments per week. This is a heavy workload and most probably stretching the limit of burnout risk. Student Ambassadors to help with scheduling and organizing logistics and other activities is a way to make this potentially feasible. Getting to 20 coaches with a full time commitment of an HR staff member and a great deal of University assistance and cooperation takes a minimum budget with some supervisory allocation to approximately $70,000 a month but more likely higher as the full staff is assembled. We will work with the University to understand how any additional expenses can be shared as well as equipment, technology and soft costs.