Student Success Coach – West Lafayette – Purdue Promise - Student Success

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: West Lafayette, INDIANA
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Student Success Coach – West Lafayette – Purdue Promise - Student Success(
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Purdue Promise is a comprehensive four-year program comprised of financial assistance and targeted support rooted in four guiding principles: academic, social, leadership, and life skills development. Purdue Promise currently supports three scholarship programs for low-income students, many of whom are also first-generation and/or underrepresented. The program has received campus-wide recognition and national attention for success retaining at-risk students, and we look forward to adding new professionals to our staff that can advance our efforts. 

  • Coach a caseload of approximately 150-200 Purdue Promise scholars, providing high-touch, individualized support and care.  
  • Track students’ academic progress and facilitate their use of various Purdue Promise and campus resources.  
  • Work with College-specific and other campus partners (including but not limited to other Student Success staff, advisors, Financial Aid staff, and counselors) to support students’ success.  
  • Teach Purdue Promise first-year experience seminars.  
  • Assist in planning and facilitating workshops, Blackboard modules, and other academic activities for Purdue Promise Scholars.  
  • Maintain and update student tracking database and files.  
  • Support other Student Success and Enrollment Management programs.



  • Bachelor's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Competency to analyze, interpret, apply, and follow policies and procedures.
  • Capacity to represent the University and program with tact and diplomacy at all times.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build working relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Motivated individual with ability to efficiently multi task, work under pressure, handle frequent interruptions and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and determine problems, analyze information and implement solutions.
  • Capable of taking initiative, assuming responsibility and handling confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to a team environment.

  • Master's Degree in College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field.
  • Experience with advising and/or personal and academic coaching, teaching, advocacy, financial aid, personal and career development, case management/outreach, and mentoring.
  • Experience working with low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students.
  • Sensitivity to issues regarding equity and diversity.
  • Knowledge of higher education student recruitment, orientation, access, transition, retention, and success.

Additional Information:

  • This position requires an uploaded resume and cover letter.   Student Success Programs is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of its work.  Candidates should indicate how their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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