Student Success Coach
At Northwood University, we believe in individual freedom and
responsibility, moral law, ethical and limited government, earned
success and the importance of creativity, free enterprise and
entrepreneurship as the well-spring of individual and human
progress. The successful candidate will be in agreement with, and
will promote, the philosophy of the University and its commitment
to the American free-enterprise system when conducting business on
behalf of the University. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize
themselves with the University’s outcomes at www.northwood.edu/aboutus/
The student success coach will act as a guide to help students
develop the skills and behaviors associated with academic success.
This position is responsible for identifying and assisting students
in need of additional academic and personal support, as well as
coordinating specialized student success programming. The purpose
of the student success coach is to provide targeted support,
interventions, programming, and outreach to the population of
at-risk students to help them meet their personal and academic
· Coordinates institutional efforts and targeted support,
interventions, programming, and outreach to students in "at-risk"
populations including first-generation college students,
student-athletes, students with disabilities, students admitted on
probation, and students experiencing academic or personal distress
(academic probation, dismissal warnings, and those on final
· Provide leadership and support for the Educational Success
· Conducts environmental scanning, and data mining to identify
other at-risk students in need of success coaching services.
· Facilitates strategic one-to-one and group coaching sessions to
help students build their own capacity for academic success.
· Provides ongoing encouragement, support, tapping into student's
personal goals, and intrinsic motivating factors using multiple
platforms and tools.
· Serves as a back-up proctor to assist testing services.
· Collaborates with the director of the Timberwolf Learning Center
(TLC) and Strosacker Learning Commons staff to implement relevant
student success workshops and other supplemental learning
· Represents Academics on committees related to strategic
enrollment management efforts at Northwood University.
· Other duties as assigned, especially those related to student
success, persistence, and raising Northwood University's graduation
Bachelor's degree, computer literacy, excellent
listening skills, organizational, critical thinking, verbal and
written communication skills and ability to interact effectively
with a wide range of student colleagues. Experience mentoring,
teaching, tutoring, or coaching at-risk college students.
Master's preferred in student affairs, college
counseling, social work or related field.
Competitive benefits package available including health, dental,
vision and life insurance; retirement benefits; generous leave
plan; flex spending plan; and tuition benefits for employee and