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Student Success Coach

Kansas Wesleyan University
Job Location:
Salina, Kansas
For complete job description and submission requirements go to: Staff: Student Success Coach

Preference will be given to bilingual applicants.

POSITION SUMMARY: This Student Success Coach position will work to empower students to identify and achieve their educational, personal, and professional goals through guided coaching sessions and by connecting students with resources within and beyond the Student Success Center, with an emphasis on working with Hispanic/Latino/a/x students. In coordination with the Student Success Director, Director of Diversity and Student Success, and Director of the Library Learning Commons, the Coach identifies students who may be at risk of failing and/or withdrawing and proactively works with the students and manages the coordination of support offered to them; provide support to students through advising and coaching first-year students in conjunction with the Albert Nelson Student Success Center and assist the Library Learning Commons Director in making the library a fun and engaging place to visit and use in the pursuit of knowledge, information, and social interaction. In addition, this position will work closely with the Library Learning Commons Director that could possibly include programming, reference, and circulation services for Kansas Wesleyan University students, faculty, and staff and the Salina community.

POSITION WORKS WITH: University user groups such as students (including Hispanic/Latino/a/x students), full-time faculty, adjuncts, Student Success Center, Library, Diversity and Success Director, and Provost group staff as well as faculty and academic committees, University wide non-academic staff, community members, and area stakeholders including outside users, consortium users, and other interested parties. 

JOB’S PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Approximately 100% of time spent in a temperature controlled office environment, library, classroom, and general campus environment. Able to climb stairs and lift 20 pounds on a daily basis.

POSITION EQUIPMENT: University database systems, Canvas learning management system (LMS), university phone system, Koha-ILS, OCLC, etc.

JOB’S WORK SCHEDULE: A flexible work schedule of 40 hours per week. Work hours will equate approximately 40 hours per week and will be finalized based on the qualifications of the individual hired. Work hours will vary during breaks and summer. It is expected that this position will work approximately 2,080-2,300 hours per year.

JOB’S TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Some travel may be required, primarily for job related conferences and personal development.


  • MINIMUM REQUIRED: Master’s Degree (or higher) in any field of study (English or Mathematics, preferred)


  • None


  • Work experience sufficient to perform responsibilities of position

Preferred Experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with young Hispanic adults, including Hispanic/Latino/a/x individuals.
  • Experience providing academic counseling/coaching, motivational speaking, or strengths-based coaching.
  • Experience as an academic advisor in higher education.
  • Experience working with first-generation-in-college students, students with learning disabilities, or under-prepared students.
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