Purpose of the position The Summit Scholars - TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), a U.S. Department of Education supported program, promotes access, equal opportunity, and success for students who are first-generation in college, students who are low income, and students who have disabilities. This program is funded through August 31, 2020. UMM intends to apply for future US Department of Education TRIO SSS funds.
Job duties Student Advising and Support (60%)
Provide direct mentoring, coaching, guidance and referrals for 65 project participants; create and implement student academic success plans; assist students in acclimating to college.
Help students navigate University policies and procedures.
Assist students in achieving their goals utilizing intrusive and appreciative advising practices and effective intervention strategies.
Advance student persistence, degree progress, graduation and graduate school matriculation.
Work within the student affairs and campus life response team protocols to provide crisis management support: assess severity of situation; consult with SSS staff and relevant offices (e.g., Health Services, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Counseling, Campus Police, etc.); ensure good reporting and communication. Provide ongoing support and consultation to the student through the duration of the crisis.
Use information from data systems to monitor student academic progress reports at key academic markers, such as probation, and degree application. Communicate with students, academic alert team, and others to foster students' academic and career success, address concerns, and help maintain a coordinated approach.
Work closely with faculty and staff to effectively deliver advising and support services.
Log student contacts, academic success plans, referrals, and follow-up communications. Maintain student records.
Program Development and Collaboration (25%)
Assist with the planning and implementation of the Student Support Services project plan of operation with a focus on first year experience programming; serve as the lead on one or more project components.
Assist with planning and implementation for participant recruitment, selection, and success.
Work collaboratively with project partners (Office of Academic Success, Financial Aid, One Stop, Admissions, etc.) to advance the project goals and objectives.
Compose and/or prepare promotional materials, forms, newsletters, and manuals.
Stay abreast of current trends and philosophies in student development and success for SSS student populations; engage in scholarly, leadership, professional development or creative activities to effectively support the SSS student population.
Participate in state, regional, and national TRIO and similar conferences and meetings and campus governance for professional development and to foster program collaboration.
Program Assessment, Financial Management, and Compliance Support (15%)
Coordinate financial system record keeping for the project. Respond to and initiate inquiries for the processing of purchasing, reimbursements, travel, etc.
Ensure compliance with all state, federal, and university regulations and policies, especially as they relate to the coordination of the SSS project and the students it serves.
Stay up to date with all federal regulations regarding the SSS program and how those regulations affect student participants and services.
Work with project director and external evaluator to create, administer, and analyze utilization data, surveys, focus groups, and other forms of assessment for project evaluation.
The University of Minnesota Morris Summit Scholars - TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), program seeks a Success Coach. This is a 100% time, 12 month, annually renewable professional and administrative (professional 3) or civil service (professional 2) which reports to the TRIO Student Support Services Director. The Success Coach works collaboratively with academic and student affairs colleagues to develop program operations and create a welcome and inclusive environment where SSS eligible students thrive. Project components include academic support, financial wellness/literacy education, FAFSA assistance, career and graduate school exploration, and cohort-building programming.
Essential qualifications (appointment level and work duties will reflect qualifications):
Professional 3 - Bachelor's degree and four years of experience working with students who are first generation in college from low-income households and/or students with documented disabilities or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years, or
Professional 2 - Bachelor's degree and two years of experience working with students who are first generation in college from low-income households and/or students with documented disabilities or a combination of related education and work experience to equal six years. (Duties will be adjusted to be consistent with the Professional 2 classification.)
Training in educational success and retention strategies for historically underserved populations.
Knowledge of educational opportunity programs.
Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and the ability to contribute to the University's commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Professional experience working in a higher education setting
Knowledge of first year experience programming
Professional experience advising/coaching/mentoring college students.
Professional and/or student experience in a Student Support Services or other TRIO program.
Professional experience working with American Indian students, students of color, and/or students from rural areas
Background that includes overcoming barriers similar to those of participants
Internal Number: 330013
About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.