Requisition ID:  30074

Student Success Coach - Purdue Promise

Job Summary

Purdue Promise is a four-year experience offering financial assistance and targeted support for low-income Indiana residents (21st Century Scholars). Many are first-generation and/or racially minoritized. The program is rooted in four guiding principles of student achievement - academic development, leadership development, social development, and life skills development - to assist students in strengthening their self-efficacy, self-advocacy, help-seeking skills, and grit. It is designed to minimize barriers to success and provide individualized care and coaching to retain and graduate scholars to prepare them for navigating life after college. The program has received campus-wide recognition and national attention for its success in graduating Purdue Promise scholars on time (in four years) and debt-free.

The Student Success Coach for Purdue Promise position serves as a coach and support via meetings, online modules, and outreach to a caseload of 150-200 scholars, teach first-year seminars (1-3 sections per fall semester), and supports programmatic efforts such as orientation/transition programming and life skills development.


Expressed commitment to the Purdue Promise core values required.

  • Include: Embrace and celebrate our diverse community.
  • Support: Foster caring relationships based on trust and accountability.
  • Empower: Cultivate confidence and courage in ourselves and others.


A cover letter is required to be fully considered


Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field
  • Two years of professional experience in student affairs, counseling, social work, human services, education, or a related field
  • Portray knowledge of higher education recruitment, orientation, access, transition, retention, and success
  • Understanding, advocating for, and acting in accordance with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion policies and practices required, including possessing the ability to work with students, families, faculty, staff, and community members from diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Affirm sensitivity to issues regarding equity and diversity
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism
  • Be a self-starter with strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to balance multiple priorities
  • Capability to take the initiative to solve problems, assume responsibility, and establish and maintain quality standards


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Counseling, and Social Work.
  • 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 other marginalized or minoritized students
  • Teaching experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment and demonstrated flexibility with program changes


Additional Information: 

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  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 2
Pay Band S055
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Job Code #20002134
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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette