At the University of Minnesota Rochester, the Student Success Coach serves undergraduates with a team of coaches and provides specific expertise to support intercultural student life initiatives. The UMR student success coach position is a core component of our innovative model, fueling student success and equity in educational attainment for our health sciences students. Success coaches serve as career exploration guide, academic advisor, and life coach for a cohort of students across their four-year undergraduate journeys. Student success coaches participate in three major areas of responsibility: advising and student advocacy (60%); teaching student development coursework and coordinating specific initiatives (35%); and professional development and campus engagement (5%). The specific initiatives this success coach will coordinate, with a collaborative group of students, staff and faculty, include 1) UMR’s intercultural student center development, oversight and programming, 2) provide mentoring and support for UMR’s BIPOC students, 3) partnering with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee for DEI programming and initiatives.
University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account – vested immediately
22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays
Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition
Excellent and affordable health care benefits
Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates
Free disability insurance
One year of experience in program development, recruitment, retention, or support activities for BIPOC populations in higher education, non-profit agencies, community organizations, public school districts, or governmental units.
One year of college-level advising or transferable student advocacy, mentoring, coaching experience.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity and intercultural competencies.
PREFERRED: Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master’s degree in student personnel and counseling, counseling psychology, counseling or related area, higher education leadership, multicultural teaching and learning
Three or more years of relevant higher education advising experience
Familiarity with equity-minded strategies for supporting the academic success and wellbeing of BIPOC and international students.
Familiarity with theories and conceptual frameworks related to diversity, equity, social justice inclusion, anti-racism, student identity development, including, intersectional identity development.
The successful candidate will possess:
The desire and ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
The ability to bring joy and purpose to their work with students
An innovative mindset and the ability to operate in a sometimes-ambiguous environment
The ability to learn and disseminate detailed information using a high level of interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Self-motivation, excellent time management, and organization skills
Experience utilizing a diverse range of technologies
Capacity to work some evenings and weekends
One or more years of secondary or college-level teaching experience
Bilingual, having excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
Experience with career enrichment programming
Experience advising students interested in healthcare professions and/or work experience in the healthcare industry
Knowledge of mental and emotional health needs of college students, especially BIPOC and international students
At least one year of experience developing, executing, and assessing educational programming for college students, especially socio-cultural programming focused on BIPOC students, anti-racism, diversity, and social justice.
Experience tracking and interpreting data relevant to their work and using that information for work and process improvement
Familiarity with PeopleSoft system or comparable student records database
A commitment to knowledge creation and research in higher education
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About University of Minnesota, Rochester
The University of Minnesota Rochester is located in University Square, one block away from the Mayo Clinic, seven miles south of IBM, and just 75 miles south of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As a student on the UMR campus in downtown Rochester, you will be at the heart of one of the world?s top medical centers and at the center of an internationally known research community.