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Student Success Coach and CORE Coordinator

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Student Success and Engagement


University of Minnesota Rochester

Date Posted:

Mar 6 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

Student Success Coaches at the University of Minnesota Rochester advise a small, consistent group of students in the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) throughout the students’ collegiate careers from matriculation to graduation. The student success coach position extends beyond the traditional academic advising philosophy and is designed for a new institutional and curricular model where coaches are integrally involved with all facets of a student’s academic, personal, and future professional success. Student success coaches participate in three major areas of responsibility: advising and student advocacy; teaching and management of coach resources and initiatives; and professional development and campus engagement. The Health CORE-focused coach will serve as the student success coach for all Health CORE students (~60) and coordinate the Health CORE Living Learning Community (LLC).

Health CORE works to enhance diversity and inclusivity in the UMR student experience through intentional community development and support. The ultimate aim of CORE is to support the success of underrepresented, undergraduate students who will infuse the healthcare field with their distinct perspectives. Broadly, CORE involves community engagement, career and professional development, community building, and cultural awareness all through the lens of diversity and inclusion. In coordination with campus partners, the Coach/Coordinator collaborates with campus partners on retention and student success initiatives, including but not limited to orientation and the development and implementation of high impact practices that broadly assist underrepresented students in persisting to graduation.


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Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree 1-3 years of college-level advising experience 1-3 years working with underrepresented populations
  • The desire and ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • A commitment to diversity and experience in working with underrepresented and diverse students
  • A knowledge of methods that foster cohesiveness and inclusivity among diverse populations
  • Innovation 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in student personnel and counseling, counseling psychology, counseling or related area
  • Three or more years of relevant higher education advising experience
  • Three or more years of relevant work with underrepresented college students
  • Completed life coach training
  • Experience with career enrichment programming
  • Experience advising students interested in health care professions and/or work experience in the healthcare industry
  • Knowledge of mental and emotional health needs of college students
  • 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