School of Health Professions – Success Coach

Buffalo, NY

Health Careers Opportunity Program – Success Coach

D’Youville University and the School of Health Professions have been awarded a Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The D’Youville University Health Careers Opportunity Program (DYU HCOP) will assist individuals from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds in the Buffalo and rural Western New York region to enter and graduate from a health professions program. DYU HCOP will improve recruitment, matriculation, retention, and graduation rates through enrichment programs that address the academic and social needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will provide opportunities to HCOP students for community-based experiential health profession training, emphasizing experiences in underserved communities. The full-time Success Coach will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing activities to ensure student-centered programming to meet HCOP students’ academic and social needs.


  • Master’s degree in education, educational administration, psychology, or related field is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who have overcome disadvantages like those of the target population.
  • Reports to Project Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in student recruitment and retention
  • Assist participants in assessing skills and goals
  • Provide academic and career guidance to participants
  • Monitor student progress and maintain office hours
  • Coordinate follow-up programming and counseling services for participants
  • Serve as liaison between HCOP staff and referral agencies both on and off campus
  • Work closely with Success Center to assure that students receive appropriate academic accommodations and support
  • Organize tutor/mentor activities and schedules, and submit report of activities each month

 Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.

About D’Youville University:

D’Youville is a private university located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century. The University has a growing community of over 2,600 students in an urban setting, offering more than 50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter-and extra-curricular activities, integrating community service with coursework. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good.  Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the University after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today. A school with a long history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world.

About the Buffalo, New York Community:

D’Youville University is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities. A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold. Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement. Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks. In close proximity to the D’Youville campus is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and of course, Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical Center, a 484-bed acute care medical facility.