Well-Being Coach for the First-Gen and/or Low-income student community

Student Services
94951 Requisition #
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To be successful in this role, you will bring:


  • Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in one or more of the following fields: social work, mental health care, life coaching, or health and wellness consulting and programming.
  • Knowledge of the challenges faced by low-income, first generation college, transfer and current/former foster youth undergraduate and graduate students in a highly selective residential institution and ability to assist students in navigating this environment.
  • Commitment to complete a coaching certification program within 18 months of hire date. These trainings will be paid for by the employer, and work time will be made available to participate in these trainings.
  • Knowledgeable of college student mental health issues, and the best practices for individual, community, and system well-being.


Strongly preferred:

  • Experience applying identity development frameworks and the ability to understand and discuss diversity, inclusion, and social justice concepts.
  • Prior experience working with both graduate and undergraduate students on a wide-range of issues related to their social and academic experiences as it relates to diverse student identities.
  • Experience working with a large range of constituents including students, student leaders, staff, and faculty.
  • Experience working with a large student population mostly housed on-campus with some students living off-campus and participating in away programs along with study abroad programs.



  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work proactively to mitigate the potential for a student emergency/crisis by working to consult, discuss, assess student issues, stress, mental health status in order to develop effective support/coaching plan or referral.
  • Demonstrated experience providing personal coaching, developing and facilitating support groups.
  • Understanding of FERPA and privacy laws when working with sensitive student information.
  • Experience serving as a mandated reporter for the purposes of Title IX, Clery Act, and the California Education Code.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
  • Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced customer service skills.
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
  • Understanding of financial transactions.
  • Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.


Working conditions:

  • This role is “hybrid” with the expectation that the well-being coach is physically on campus three days a week.
  • Some work may be required on weekends and evenings throughout the year, with schedule flexibility in-place to accommodate “off-hour” work.


How to Apply:

We invite you to apply for this position, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.


Why Stanford is for You

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  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!


*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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