Job Positions

344765/Student Success Coache

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Success, Engagement, and Equity (SSEE)


University of Minnesota Rochester

Date Posted:

Nov 23 2021 9:10AM

Close Date:

Jan 23 2022

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 Community of Respect and Empowerment (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. This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, & Equity (SSEE) who reports to the Chancellor.

Benefits include: 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
Flexible schedule with off-site/remote options available


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Application Process

Active review of applications will begin December 27, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #344765 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. For more information, contact

Institution Information

The University of Minnesota Rochester is nationally recognized for inspiring and empowering undergraduates to solve the health challenges of the 21st century. UMR core values are embedded in our Vision: community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making and human potential. In this vibrant context, students are at the center of all we do – including faculty research focused on scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). As a diverse and purpose-driven community, we value human potential and the significance of every person, empowering individual learning and development so that students, staff, faculty and community partners will flourish. To learn more about UMR, visit

Additional Information

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. All employees at the University of Minnesota must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or submit a medical or religious exemption. To learn more please visit:

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of related experience 1-3 years of college-level advising experience 1-3 years working with underrepresented populations

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
Experience advising students interested in health care professions and/or work experience in the healthcare industry 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
The successful candidate will possess:
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