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Pre-Nursing Academic Coach

University of Indianapolis
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
May 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective, responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies in which they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership in their personal and professional lives. The motto of "Education for Service" provides the foundation for our work to better our communities, both near and far.

As University employees, we know the work we do is important to our students and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcome talented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all career levels to help maintain our high standards of excellence and quality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experience hard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome your application!

The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.


The School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis is seeking applications for a Pre-Nursing Academic Coach. This is a full-time, exempt position.

This individual will provide the following: accurate and skillful examination of undergraduate prospective nursing student academic records for tracking and retention purposes; educational guidance and assistance for pre-nursing students by planning academic goals, recommending courses and determining appropriate education solutions for at-risk students; and services to pre-nursing Freshmen students in support of the University's efforts to increase student retention and clinical admission. This role is also responsible for following up with and tracking the advancement of students who are marginally successful or had one unsuccessful attempt in a general education course.


  • Cultivates strong relationships with students to build trust and act as their personal coach throughout their program of study.
  • Works with students to help set personal goals and troubleshoot any at-risk issues.
  • Ensures that students reach their educational potential by following-up with a remediation plan for students with low predictor scores.
  • Helps struggling students set goals and modify academic plans to prepare the student to be a viable candidate for admission to the clinical phase of the program or to provide resources for transitioning to another major.
  • Maintains a tracking system for at-risk students applying for admission into the clinical phase of the nursing program.
  • Develops a repository for the data and develops a short survey for students to determine what they plan to change their major to and to what college/university the plan to transfer to.
  • Develops and implements retention best practices and innovative student engagement initiatives.
  • Develops student retention program and performance metrics each term.
  • Provides course descriptions and/or syllabi when needed to academic departments or other appropriate University of Indianapolis faculty.


  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • The ideal candidate will have three years of experience working with students in an advising or coaching role


  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount
  • Free Parking

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