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  • Student Success Coach, University of Minnesota (Rochester, MN)

    Student Success Coach and Community of Respect
    and Empowerment (CORE) Coordinator

    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. Visit for a full position description.

    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

    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:

    University of Minnesota Rochester Vision and Core Values
    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

    Minimum 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