Job Positions

21ST0955/Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden


Rutgers University-Camden

Date Posted:

Apr 21 2021 9:49AM

Close Date:

May 24 2021

Position Description

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director Prelicensure Programs, Center for Academic Excellence, the Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist utilizes a whole-person framework to identify at-risk nursing students, provide student-centered coaching and cohort-specific interventions to promote nursing academic success, progression, and student retention. Provides nursing content-specific coaching and tutoring to assist students in development of clinical reasoning and judgment related to academic and professional developmental strategies. The Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist coordinates with senior nursing administration, faculty, and staff to design and implement data-driven initiatives to promote inclusive excellence, equity, and retention of nursing students. Strategies for academic coaching and success may include personalized retention activities, (for individual and groups of students) in-person and synchronous and asynchronous web-based learning. The Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist collaborates with nursing faculty to facilitate student utilization of educational product support (e.g. ATI resources) to promote course and programmatic student success. Informs faculty, co-adjuncts, and staff knowledge regarding best practices of academic coaching, retention and student performance. Uses internal and external resources to make strategic referrals to address the needs of student social determinants of health that impact student success. Functions as an experienced nursing professional with strong skills in planning, organizing, information integration, decision-making and attaining results. Demonstrates excellent leadership and interpersonal skills in order to develop cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the RSNC and across the campus and University. This individual contributes to student orientation sessions and open houses, supports RSNC, the university, and the community at large, through participation in committees, task forces, and other school and community events. Furthermore, the SNC Nursing Student Coach & Retention Specialist assists with policies and proposals, and maintains communications, systems, records, statistics, reports, and documents relative to progression and retention in the prelicensure program.


The individual should demonstrate an understanding of nursing educational pedagogy.
The following skills and experiences are also required:
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Significant attention to detail and the ability to learn and communicate
• Experience in the development and implementation of student success programs and workshops
• Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population of students
• Significant and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint required) and in using student information systems.
• Must demonstrate evidence of continual professional development

Application Process

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Institution Information

Rutgers University–Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of more than 7,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,100 faculty and staff members located in Camden, N.J., directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The campus thrives with a supportive culture that helps students achieve their goals and fosters collaboration among employees. The university is recognized as a national model for civically engaged urban universities and was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement classification. Washington Monthly magazine consistently ranks Rutgers University–Camden among its “Best Bang for the Buck” universities and best national research universities. Recently, Rutgers–Camden earned Carnegie classification as an R2 research university.

Additional Information

This is a Full time, (37.50 hour) exempt position. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and within departmental budgets. Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

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Required Qualifications

This position requires bachelor’s degree in a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree or PhD in Nursing or Nursing Education are strongly preferred. A current New Jersey nursing license is strongly preferred. CNE certification is highly desired. Teaching experience in a baccalaureate degree nursing program is also preferred. Expertise in ATI Testing, NCLEX-RN preparation is highly desired.