The MSP Student Success Coordinator assists in providing programs and services within a well-developed, comprehensive program dedicated to creating a strong and supportive campus environment for US Students of Color. The MSP Student Success Coordinator reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer and works directly with EDI program staff. The MSP Student Success Coordinator helps achieve the goals of the Office through work in the following areas:
Program Coordination (50%) • Lead the planning, coordination, and evaluation of the Gateway summer bridge program, a 4-week credit bearing summer academic transition program for new students, including coursework in English, mathematics, and academic success skills. • Assist in the planning of diversity programming designed to promote dialogue, civility, understanding, and intercultural competence for UMM students, faculty, staff and community members. • Assist with training opportunities for campus faculty, staff, students, and community on current research and best practices in the area of multiculturalism and it’s relation to student affairs, emphasizing the application of these theoretical concepts in daily work life. • Work with student organizations, student leaders, Student Activities, faculty and staff in presenting cultural and educational programming. • Assist in the development and implementation of EDI student programs and events focused on providing opportunities for under-represented students to learn about campus culture and facilitate their transition. Outreach and Education (35%) • Work in partnership with various campus departments and offices in order to develop and strengthen relationships with Career Services, Academic Success, the Academic Center for Enrichment, and other campus units to make appropriate referrals to assist Students of Color in defining their educational and career goals, and to link students with career, internship, scholarship and summer program opportunities. • Through individual appointments and group presentations, contribute to EDI efforts to assist students with social, educational, cultural and personal concerns. • Work in collaboration with other campus offices and programs to ensure that under-represented students have full access to opportunities, resources and services provided by these units and that the programs are inclusive and reflective of UMM’s diverse student population (e.g., Residential Life, Financial Aid, local and international scholarships, internships, research opportunities, study abroad). • Foster a respectful campus and community. Assessment (15%) • Ensure that student perspective and feedback is included as MSP conducts program assessment for program improvement and delivery. • Create methods and systems for acquiring and analyzing information to make recommendations for program improvement. • Work with others to advance UMM’s institutional planning, success, and assessment in multicultural affairs.
The Student Success Coordinator works closely with other Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs personnel to support diverse students at Morris and within the University of Minnesota system.
The Univeristy of Minnesota, Morris Office of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs seeks a 100% time, 12 month, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, some evening and weekend, Student Success Coordinator. This position will report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer. The qualifications for this position are as follows:
Required qualifications: Essential qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience; experience working with at risk populations (i.e., first generation, Students of Color, students from low-income households) in a student services program. Training in educational success and retention strategies for disadvantaged populations. Knowledge of college student support 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. Preferred qualifications: A master’s degree in Education or related field and 2 or more years of professional experience advising and coaching/mentoring college students; professional and student experience with a program to support the educational success of Students of Color; cultural knowledge, competence and experience to make informed decisions about support needs of Students of Color in higher education.
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 committe...d 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.