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Success Coach/Advisor for Underrepresented Minority Student Achievement

Apply now Job no: 494822
Location: Moon Campus

Position Department: Center For Student Success
Position Type: Staff Full-Time
Overview:
Plan, develop, and implement student success programs, including leadership development, study skills, and life-skills programs and provide support and strategic direction to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented minorities and other multicultural student populations. Design and implement student retention and success programs, provide broad-based student-centered services to meet the professional and personal development needs of students. Create and maintain an engaged and vibrant university environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, understanding and interaction. Implement programs and services to foster a living and learning environment through the use of technology, personal advising, mentoring, and educational and cultural programming.
Responsibilities:
  • Chair the African-American Student Retention Task Force to work towards improving retention, persistence, and graduation rates, and serve on other university-wide committees as appropriate; conduct data analysis and write periodic reports; develop retention-related services and programs for underrepresented students.
  • Identify opportunities and provide services to underrepresented minority students including, but not limited to, African-American, Black, Latino, Native-American, and Asian students.
  • Identify external grant and scholarship opportunities for underrepresented minority students and assist students with the application process.
  • Participate in the New Student Orientation events, teach First Year Experience Seminar, and participate in other orientation-related programs; identify incoming underrepresented students and coordinate an annual orientation programs.
  • Advise and counsel students to support their personal, cultural, financial, and academic needs including participating in training of student leaders for underrepresented freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
  • Use Navigate technology to provide academic program advising and course registration; and serve as liaison with academic departments and academic services.
  • Assist with implementing grant-specific opportunities as they become available.
  • Collaborate with academic departments, Admissions, and Student Life to ensure student success for underrepresented student populations through monitoring student progress and multicultural student programming.
  • Identify external opportunities and partner with community organizations to grow and support the underrepresented minority student populations.
  • Design, conduct, and promote diversity education modules and training workshops/seminars for students.
  • Assist with University events, including Admissions, Advancement, and other departments as needed.
  • Serve as advisor to one or more student organizations.
  • Represent the University at professional meetings and conferences as requested.
  • Prepare an annual report and program evaluations and other strategic outcomes documents as requested.
  • Evening and weekend hours required; must be available to drive university vehicles as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Human Resources, Communications, Student Affairs, or related field required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in college setting or related field.
  • Knowledge of college student development theory and counseling practices; familiar with academic advising and course registration processes.
  • Evidence of commitment and sensitivity to students from different backgrounds with experience working with diverse student populations; demonstrated commitment to student success, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to articulate an understanding of factors contributing to underrepresented minority students’ success in higher education and in careers; ability to develop and deliver effective personal, social, career and student development programs to individuals and groups.
  • Familiar with trends in higher education and technology, and the ability to enhance the use of technology and other resources to meet student needs; ability to analyze data and write reports.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; detail-oriented with strong organizational and public speaking skills.
  • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation to travel on behalf of the University is required.
Exemption Status: Select
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email humanresources@rmu.edu or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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