Job Details

St. Catherine University
  • Position Number: 4178973
  • Location: St Paul, MN
  • Position Type: Disability Services

TRIO Success Coach - Disability Resource Specialist

Division: Institutional Advancement
Department/Office: SPREE - Grants

St. Catherine University and our TRIO team invites applications for a full-time, grant funded TRIO Success Coach.

TRIO/Student Support Services is a grant-funded program, providing comprehensive academic support services to students who are first-generation college students, come from a low-income household, and/or have a disability. The Success Coach will support students to drive retention, improved academic standing, and graduation. St. Kate's enrolls a richly diverse student body, fully half of which meet eligibility guidelines for TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). Our goal is to increase the number of eligible students who will be retained, remain in good academic standing, and graduate with a bachelor's degree within six years. Join us in supporting our student success program!

  • Deliver proactive advising services, communicating respectfully and building relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities, affirming the worth and preserving the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Refer participants to appropriate campus offices based on assessed need.
  • Communicate with faculty, advisers, and tutors to surface and remediate any challenges or concerns.
  • Design individual student success plans.
  • Document and track student progress against agreed upon goals and program expectations outlined in success plans.
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver enrichment events that support student success, with specific attention to the needs of students with neuro-diversities.
  • Coordinate with Career Development, OSE, Financial Literacy, Multicultural Services, and other offices/programs to provide co-curricular activities and opportunities.
  • Assist with recruitment and eligibility screening.
  • Present information about the TRIO-SSS program to relevant audiences on and off campus.
  • Regularly update participant files to maintain complete and accurate program records.
  • Assist director with data collection to support program reporting requirements.

Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and six paid "gift" days when the university is closed.
  • Accrued sick time.
  • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Education, Special Education, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Counseling, Career Counseling, Student Affairs, or a related field.
  • Undergraduate academic advising experience or related experiences working with TRIO populations students (low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities).
  • Knowledge of TRIO Student Support Services programs and related federal regulations.
  • Experience managing multiple time-sensitive projects while maintaining high-contact relationships with students.
  • Experiences working with students with disabilities in one or more of the following areas: academic advising, career readiness, assistive technology, or education services.
  • An understanding of how to apply federal law as it applies to individuals with disabilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree.
  • Experience advising students in TRIO programs.
  • Experience with counseling theories and retention best practices in higher education.
  • Three years or more years of experience within a college or university retention, career, advising, tutoring, or counseling department.
  • Experience delivering workshops and training.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the universitys commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220468-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 05/10/2023
Application Deadline: 5/24/2023

To apply, visit

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to "love of neighbor without distinction" and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

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