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Student Success Coach - 12 month Adjunct AP (Enrollment Development)

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Position type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Allendale
Categories: University Development, Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or related discipline
  • Familiarity with academic assessment tools, current research, and learning strategies
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology and experience working with Microsoft office software
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated intervention and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications and Education: 

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related discipline
  • Experience in academic intervention strategies/advising and/or mentoring of students in particular those at greater risk of stopping short of the degree

Responsibilities – Essential Functions: 

  • Assess students’ support needs and provide academic support, learning assistance, student life connections, and basic needs assistance
  • Foster persistence and task completion with college students from diverse backgrounds
  • Develop culturally sensitive working relationships with students to ensure success
  • Help students in identify, develop, and implement learning strategies and study skills specific to course materials
  • Coordinate student success broadly and work with specific programs for intrusive, inclusive and intentional intervention
  • Supervise and train undergraduate student-staff
  • Work collaboratively with partners across the University to address resource gaps and systems challenges when it comes to student success
  • Serve on university committees
  • Participate as full member of the Division of Enrollment and Educational Outreach
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Information: 

Success Coaches (5)

Success coaches will engage in the following functions:

  • Assess students’ support needs and provide academic support, learning assistance, student life connections, and basic needs assistance
  • Foster persistence and task completion with college students from diverse backgrounds
  • Develop culturally sensitive working relationships with students to ensure success
  • Help students in identify, develop, and implement learning strategies and study skills specific to course materials
  • Coordinate student success broadly and work with specific programs for intrusive, inclusive and intentional intervention
  • Supervise and train undergraduate student-staff
  • Work collaboratively with partners across the University to address resource gaps and systems challenges when it comes to student success
  • Serve on university committees
  • Participate as full member of the Division of Enrollment and Educational Outreach
  • Other duties as assigned

The Success Coaches will work with the following programs:

  • Oliver Wilson Scholars
  • Brooks Minority Scholarship, Challenge Scholars, Pickard Business Scholarship, Phoenix Pact Scholarship, Bob & Ellen Thompson Scholarship – Working Family & University Prep, and Wade McCree Scholars.
  • Affinity Programs through Social Justice Centers – Laker Familia, Black Excellence, Asian Student Achievement Program, Native Achievement Program, LGBT Resource Center Programs, and Center for Women and Gender Equity programs

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Department/Division:  Division of Enrollment Development & Educational Outreach

Campus: Allendale

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date:  open until position is filled

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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