The ReBUILDetroit Program at the University of Detroit Mercy is an intense academic and research-based program to prepare students for research careers in biomedical science. The rigor of the program requires scholars to develop time-management, goal-setting, study, interpersonal and other life skills to be successful in the program. To assist scholars in the program, the ReBUILDetroit Student Success team provide resources, support, intrusive advising, and mentoring, as well as collecting and monitoring data on student performance and supporting communication between scholars and faculty , to help the scholars manage obstacles to their success. The Student Success Coach is a very integral part of these processes for Detroit Mercy scholars and works in direct partnership with the Student Success Coordinator who helps to coordinate student success efforts for the ReBUILDetroit consortium.
The Student Success Coordinator oversees the student success mentoring activities of the BUILDScholars housed at Detroit Mercy and also serves as the contact person for cross consortium activities between the three BUILD partner sites. There are currently 85 BUILD Scholars in the reBUILDetroit Consortium. Over half of these scholars are full time students from the University of Detroit Mercy. The number of BUILD Scholars has increased by 35 students since April of 2016 and will continue to grow at a rate of approximately 40-55 students each year throughout the remainder of the grant.
The Student Success Coach, will support the activities of the Student Success Coordinator during this period of BUILD growth to ensure that all students receive the same level of intrusive mentoring and academic support. This grant funded position is dependent on federal funding that will extend for three years. Funding beyond this time frame is not guaranteed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) To provide administrative help to the Student Success Coordinator and assist with student support activities. Monitor, in conjunction with the Coordinator, academic progress of students by analyzing progress reports, identifying current and potential needs or problem areas, and helping students access college resources (e.g. library, tutoring, counseling, etc.) and maintain frequent contact with students. To assist in planning and facilitating cohort meetings each week for BUILD Scholars. (2) To assist in collection, monitoring and communication of data in a timely manner regarding student success and performance concerns. (3) To assist in planning and facilitating programming in the summer enrichment program and other student events. (4) Develop a relationship with BUILD students based on trust and good communication. (5) Be familiar with BUILD and UDM support resources. (6) Help students define and develop a realistic academic plan that includes addressing time management and study skills. Review and revise periodically. (7) Monitor student progress towards academic and career goals. (8) Stay current with, and disseminate information on, UDM policies and procedures. (9) Disseminate information about BUILD program to BUILD students. (10) Meet and communicate with BUILD students throughout the term. (11) Monitor academic success indicators and help connect students to support resources as needed. (12) Discuss and reinforce relationship between academic plans and career goals. (13) Consult with faculty to get information on student academic progress as needed. (14) Make BUILD team aware of any students struggling academically. (15) Perform other appropriate duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience (Minimum/Preferred): Prior Banner INB and SSB preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- The ability to build strong professional relationships with students - Communication skills - Organizational skills - Strict attention to detail - Strong problem solving capability - Ability to collect meaningful data for program improvement and assessment of student success - Work a flexible schedule which sometimes includes evenings and weekends - To accompany students to national meetings
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Salary/Pay Information: Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a grant funded position that will conclude when the funding has been expended.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.