The Center for Personal and Professional Development builds a culture of and capacity for compassion and responsibility among medical professionals. We are seeking a Coach that will serve and support students in the Center for Personal and Professional Development at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM). Together, the team is integrating opportunities for character and leadership development throughout the curricular, extracurricular, and professional development experiences at WFUSM.
The Coach will provide direct student support services related to academic, as well as professional, development in an individualized format. This teammate will also work with key stakeholders across the institution to develop and support proactive programming in areas of recognized need for individuals as well as groups.
Committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, we are seeking candidates who have the following qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling, or related field.
- Four (4) years' experience in a higher education setting.
- Must have experience working with adult students.
- Demonstrated skills in the following:
- Advising, coaching, developing or coordinating programs or services
- Independent and creative problem solving
- Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
An ideal candidate will have experience developing programs for diverse populations and have a master's degree in Education, Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field.
- Serves as a resource for students in assigned education programs, offering personal and professional development coaching and ongoing student support.
- Assist in student recruitment, training, and supervision of peer tutors.
- Monitors student progress, including creating an individualized strategy enhancement plan for all students. Emphasis is placed on supporting those students in academic distress, monitoring the progress of students, and maintaining records of all individual contacts.
- Connects students to appropriate resources (study skills strategies, writing skills, etc.).
- Counsels students in cases where professionalism expectations have not been met.
- Participate in the development and facilitation of proactive skills development workshops throughout the academic year for students. As appropriate, serves as a course director for coursework focused on career and professional development, and leadership studies.
- Work with all program staff and faculty to be familiar with course content and structure in order to provide optimum support to students.
- Serve as part of an academic support team and other committees as necessary, as well as perform other Student Affairs duties as needed and requested by the Director.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate and work with individuals of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to act as a department liaison.
- Ability to lead and work with a team.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Experience in advising and/or coaching adult students.
- Experience in leading student-focused programs.
- Ability to develop original ideas.
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