Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Student Life Coach

Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Student Life Coach

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 3/20/2024
Full Time

Position Title: Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) Student Life Coach
Department: Workforce Development (WOD)
Division: Workforce Development (WOD)
Employee Status: Full-time (Grant–funded through September 30, 2024, with opportunity for renewal)
Type: Professional Staff Association (PSA)
Grade: L
FLSA: Exempt
Salary: $53,124
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm (Will need to work some evenings and an occasional Saturday)




Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Supervision is received from the WEI Program Director
Supervision Exercised: Supervision may be exercised over temporary support staff and student workers.


Job Summary:
Provides personal and academic coaching for past, current, and future RVC Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) students with a particular focus on African-American program participants. The Student Life Coach may be asked to instruct Student Development courses to the WEI program participants.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Additional related duties may be assigned.


1. Facilitate group discussions and face-to-face meetings with program students.


2. Assist with program recruitment and outreach to reach and enroll students in the program.


3. Assist with enrollment materials and pre-screening and pre-program support for participants.


4. Work with the Program Director, RVC Staff, and support services to coordinate student transportation, childcare, and other support that may be needed.


5. Assist with service planning, support services, soft skills, and assistance obtaining and retaining employment.


6. Work with students in a strength-based, person-centered model with individualized service planning.


7. Maintain student records and reports, including case noting.


8. Provide timely reporting of student needs and challenges to the program director, program instructors, and other RVC personnel as needed.


9. Regular attendance is expected.


10. Using tact and courtesy, the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contracted during work.


11. Assist applicants with employment information, completion of forms, and answer general job vacancy questions.


12. Assist and lead with the facilitation of orientations, workshops, graduation, and other WEI-related activities that pertain to the advancement of students.


13. Attend personal and professional development opportunities.


14. Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Educational Counseling, Adult Education, or a related field is required.


1. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff is necessary.


2. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary.


3. Higher education Student Affairs and/or academic, personal, or professional coaching experience is preferred.


4. Experience working with an underserved student population is desired.


Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting.


Physical Demands
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully with or without accommodations While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear.