Job Positions

Student Success Coach - Intercultural Initiatives (341574)

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Success, Engagement, and Equity


University of Minnesota Rochester

Date Posted:

Jul 1 2021 12:45PM

Close Date:

Sep 1 2021

Position Description

At the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR), 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.


The Student Success Coach reports directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success, Engagement, and Equity. Visit for a full position description.

Application Process

Active review of applications will begin August 2, 2021. Applications must be submitted online at Search postings for Job Requisition #341574 for application instructions and links. Applicants must attach to the online application (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) diversity statement. To add required/additional documents click on My Job Applications, then My Cover Letters and Attachments. For more information, contact The University of Minnesota shall provide 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. 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.

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

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

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree. 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

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 well-being of BIPOC and international students. Familiarity with theories and conceptual frameworks related to diversity, equity, social justice inclusion, anti-racism and 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 health care professions and/or work experience in the health care 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.