#I006 Student Success Coach for Jefferson Rise Together Partnership (Internship)
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Internal Number: 78079
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (O.D.I.C.E.) is seeking part time temporary interns (Student Success Coach for Jefferson Rise Together Partnership).
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (O.D.I.C.E.) is seeking part time temporary interns (Student Success Coach for Jefferson Rise Together Partnership). The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement (O.D.I.C.E.) is committed to promoting an inclusive learning environment by enhancing college and community efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate minority students. The office serves as a resource and advocates for the Jefferson community on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The office promotes the success of all students through programs, services, and community partnerships that holistically address cultural, educational, and civic growth.
Jefferson Rise Together Partnership
The Jefferson Rise Together Partnership will focus on increasing successful post-secondary enrollment, persistence and graduation for African-American students who live in one of Louisville's five Zones of Hope neighborhoods (Newburg, Shawnee, Parkland, and Russell). The Partnership will have three key components: transition to college support, a college retention partnership beginning with Jefferson Community and Technical College, and robust community mobilization to build the needed networks and skills to help students successfully enroll, persist and graduate in post-secondary education.
Duties and Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Establish a presence and build one-on-one relationships with students participating in the Rise Together Partnership
Manage a caseload of students from one of the Zones of Hope neighborhoods.
Connect and manage Rise Together Partnership students to mentors
Help students develop individualized success plans that support their ability to persist and graduate by promoting self-advocacy & fostering resiliency within students
Schedule and execute monthly coaching appointments with Rise Together Scholars
Utilize Starfish retention tool for scheduling meetings and keeping notes
Maintain a presence in the Multicultural Center & engage with students in the Center
Develop a knowledge base of college and community resources to appropriately refer students
Assist students with academic and social integration into postsecondary education
Help students manage & cope with non-academic barriers (housing, food insecurity, healthy relationships, etc.) This may include triaging student emergencies, and connecting students to campus & community resources
Assist Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the planning and implementation of Rise Together Partnership events, programs, service-learning, enrichment trips, and other initiatives.
Salary: $1000 per month
Candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students in the Human Services field (Psychology Social Work, College Student Personnel, Counseling, or related field). Candidates must be able to dedicate 20 hours per week and must be able to committee for the entire 2022-2023 academic year (August – May).
The preferred candidate should also have experience supporting marginalized student populations. Preferred candidates should also have experience and sensitivity working with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to fostering an inclusive work and learning environment in which students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
Jefferson Community and Technical College, based in Louisville, Ky., is the largest of 16 colleges forming the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. It encompasses six campuses in four counties with over 12,000 students enrolled on campus and in on-line programs. It is a comprehensive, public postsecondary institution providing students access to a wide variety of programs of study including allied health, business, engineering technologies, general education transfer studies, information technologies, and trade and industry technologies. It awards associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. At Jefferson, we foster an active and inclusive learning environment and value working with students from diverse backgrounds. We have a strong commitment to community-building and inclusion.