Health Careers Opportunity Program Coach

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The School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Part-Time (50% FTE) HCOP Coach to join their team.

The Counseling Services Coordinator is a hybrid, part-time position under the supervision of the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Directors and the HCOP Associate Director. The Counseling Services Coordinator (working title: HCOP Coach) will provide substantive advising and student services for disadvantaged high school students, undergraduates and health professional students enrolled in one of the four HCOP Academy programs, focusing on those who have academic interests in pursuing professional programs in rural and underserved disenfranchised communities, preparing them for their undergraduate major or health professional school and eventual health career employment. The role will develop peer mentoring programs, assisting students across the HCOP programs. Important aspects of the work include establishing peer mentorship; leading student group activities, 1:1 academic counseling meetings with students; attention to detail; and frequent utilization of the University’s administrative system. The HCOP is a HRSA grant funded collaboration between the UW School of Medicine, the Office of Healthcare Equity, and the UW Biology Department. This position is grant funded with the possibility of continued funding through the end of the grant cycle, August 2028.

This position requires the use of sound judgment and thorough understanding of program requirements and available student services.

The Counseling Services Coordinator will work with faculty and administrative units to promote and develop strategies and policies related to work with low-income, first generation, and underserved students and their preparation for professional programs. This position will work closely with the Office of Rural Programs Director, the HCOP Associate Director, the UDOC and SHPEP Director, and the BRIGHT UP Co-Directors. The role will coordinate and implement successful retention and graduation strategies for students from low-income, first generation, and underserved backgrounds in cooperation with the Co-Investigators and staff of the four HCOP Programs.

The primary responsibilities are:

• 30% Engage students in peer mentoring, research, internships, observer ships, volunteer and leadership opportunities. Promote student preparation for professional school opportunities. Provide students with letters of recommendation and assist students with University petition and/or appeal processes. Work with students leading group activities and also participating in 1:1 meetings with students.

• 30% Represent the HCOP program in collaborative partnerships on and off campus; work with program staff to develop innovative programming that increases the likelihood of success for HCOP students. Maintain liaison relationships with academic departments, offices, and agencies, which provide assistance to participants within and outside the university. Collaborate with Office of Healthcare Equity and UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and other university programs focusing on student success in STEM fields and professional programs.

• 20% Engage in professional development activities designed to build an ongoing knowledge base of STEM field and professional school resources and best practices for implementation; this may include travel to local or national conferences. Participate in regular meetings with the HCOP team and Associate Director to monitor and evaluate the program. Work with staff on grant proposal and performance reports.

• 20% Maintain complete files for program evaluation purposes, and prepare reports as necessary on assessment, academic progress, program activities, and financial aid. Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in STEM, Education, Counseling.
• A minimum of three years’ experience in academic advising or related experience.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

• Demonstrated history of working with a diverse multicultural and socio-economic student population, which includes working with low-resourced, first generation and/or disabled populations.
• Strong organizational skills; excellent written, verbal and communication skills and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently.

• 2-5 years’ experience in direct service to underserved populations in a higher education setting.
• Recruitment and outreach to a diverse multicultural and socio-economic student population.
• Proven success in delivering presentations and/or the ability to communicate to a varied audience.
• Skill sets in PC, Mac, Word, Excel and Power-point.