Life Skills Coach/Nursing Support

Northeastern Junior College Sterling , CO 80751

Posted 3 months ago

Position Announcement: Life Skills Coach/Nursing Support

Position Description: Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado invites qualified persons to apply for the position of Life Skills Coach/Nursing Support for the nursing department.

The position will be responsible for providing coaching/mentoring duties to our nursing students with the focus of increasing retention and assisting students with NCLEX success. Duties will include assisting students with time management, study skills, stress reduction and coping skills. In addition, this position will provide assistance to the director of nursing in the developing of the clinical schedules for first and second year nursing students. Other duties will include assisting nursing faculty with simulation activities.

For questions regarding the position, contact Julie Brower, Director of Nursing Programs, at 970-521-6707 or e-mail to: For more information about NJC, see the college web site at Apply online at, click on "About NJC" from the drop-down menu in the top left of the screen then click "Human Resources". See Application section below; be sure to include all required application materials.


  • Facilitation of a learning-centered classroom and out-of-classroom activities; real-life applications of learning and mentoring of students.

  • Service to students through student activities sponsorship and teamwork with peers in college activities, planning and committee responsibilities.

  • Positive attitude through dedication to NJC mission and values; willingness to accept and promote change; open-minded fairness and consideration of multiple perspectives; willingness to take risks, work hard, accept responsibility for personal/professional growth, lead and follow well, accept criticism, handle conflict, and motivate others.

  • Commitment to cooperation, consensus building, collaboration, effective goal-setting and evaluation.

  • Participation in community organizations and activities.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of two years of full time equivalent, professional nursing practice.
  • A Nursing license in good standing

Contract Specifics: This position is classified as an Administrative and Professional Technical Position at 0.72 FTE or 187 days with a salary range of $45,219 - $51,819 depending on education and experience.


Review of complete application packets to begin as received. Position will remain open until filled. Complete application packet to consist of:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and committing to expectations

  • Completed NJC application form

  • College transcripts from an accredited college or university (unofficial copies acceptable during application process)

  • Complete rsum

  • Release Authorization (for background check)

Application files not containing the above documentation will not be forwarded to the Selection Committee.

Interviewed candidate will be required to prepare and deliver an actual classroom learning experience/lecture before the selection committee. The teaching experience should be 30 minutes in length and may be videotaped. A topic will be given to candidates at the time the interviews are scheduled.

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: Northeastern Junior College is committed to diversity in its people and programs.

The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, programs or employment practices. If you believe that any of the factors above have entered into the consideration of your application for employment, please contact the Northeastern Junior College Director of Human Resources at (970) 521-6730 or e-mail

It is Northeastern Junior College's procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history and credit check. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the HR Office listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.

All materials received become the property of Northeastern Junior College and will not be returned. The State of Colorado must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act/1986.

If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired. Colorado fiscal rules require all new employees to be on direct deposit.

For information regarding the security of Northeastern Junior College, including crime statistics for the Northeastern Junior College campus and surrounding area, please see the Crime Statistics at For a hard copy report please contact 970-521-6657.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Travel and/or relocations expenses are the responsibility of the candidate and are not reimbursed by the College.

College/Community Profile:

Northeastern Junior College, one of 13 member-colleges of the Community Colleges of Colorado, lies in the rural northeastern Colorado town of Sterling. The community of approximately 13,000 residents enjoys easy access to Denver, the Rocky Mountains and the western-agricultural lifestyle.

Northeastern Junior College enrolls approximately 1,000 full-time and 2,500 part-time students through 90 majors in associate degree and certificate programs. As a residential campus with five halls accommodating 450+ students, the college attracts students from throughout Colorado, many states and several foreign countries. Approximately 55 full-time and 25 part-time faculty comprise the teaching staff.

NJC Mission:

"Northeastern Junior College is a comprehensive two-year institution that is committed to providing excellence in learning, training, and service. We strive to produce skilled and knowledgeable students who transfer successfully and enter the workforce productively. We strive to enrich the quality of lives through affordable and accessible learning opportunities."

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