Academic Success Coordinator

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Academic Success Coordinator
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700517AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000 plus benefits.
Desired Start Date 09/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/22/2017
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.

Position Summary

The Department of Animal Sciences is seeking an Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) to strengthen ongoing departmental efforts to provide quality advising, enhance undergraduate student success, and support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. This is a 12-month, full time, regular, administrative professional position located in the Student Success Center within the Animal Sciences Department. The primary functions of this position are to: 1) assist new students with a successful transition to the university; 2) promote exploration of academic goals/opportunities to ensure selection of an appropriate major; 3) work individually with Animal Science and Equine Science majors to develop, implement, and monitor a plan of study leading to timely graduation and eventual attainment of career goals; 4) foster student engagement with faculty mentors and departmental programs and activities, and 5) participate in department and college initiatives related to student engagement and advising. As a member of the Student Success Team, the ASC will work closely with faculty coordinators for undergraduate programs, other advising staff (within the department and college), and the campus-wide ASC network. This position reports to the Department Head or their designee.

Required Job Qualifications

A Bachelor of Art or Science degree in animal science, equine science, natural science, animal behavior, agriculture, student affairs, education, or closely related field.
Demonstrated interest in and passion for supporting students in achieving their academic goals
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment using web-based software and data management systems. Evidence of ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making in working with vulnerable populations. Candidates are expected to demonstrate and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, consistent with college and institutional values.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Advanced degree(s) in animal science, equine science or closely related field. Demonstrated experience (advising and mentoring). Understanding of student development, academic policies and degree requirements in higher education. Ability to create a welcoming environment, build rapport, and work well with diverse populations. Knowledge of Banner and/or other academic advising systems. Strong working knowledge of the agriculture industry through experience, background, or education.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Advising
Duty/Responsibility

Student Support for Transitions, Major Selection, and Progress to Graduation. Advise undergraduate Animal Science and Equine Science majors regarding curriculum, course selection, academic requirements, and progress toward degree completion. Maintain accurate and detailed advising records. Review transfer evaluations and recommend re-evaluations when necessary.
Conduct advising workshops or group advising sessions to facilitate plans of study in addition to the development of long- and short-term plans.
Guide students in not only the selection of their major, but also determining the appropriate coursework to achieve their academic and career goals. Connect advisees with faculty members in an effort to offer detailed, discipline-specific knowledge and perspective. Develop, maintain, and update advising materials and undergraduate information both in print and on the departmental website. Inform students about internship, research, student teaching, and co-curricular opportunities. Promote university, college, and departmental scholarship opportunities to students. Promote career counseling and engagement with various campus resources and opportunities. Develop a working knowledge of all university (AUCC) curricular requirements and institutional policies. Facilitate communication between students and their instructors or other campus offices at the departmental, college, or university level, serving as an advocate for students, when appropriate. Collaborate with departmental staff not only to maintain a welcoming environment, but also to deliver consistent and accurate information. Be able to discern patterns of student success and difficulty. Develop an understanding of issues faced by students and practice advising approach accordingly. Develop awareness of special circumstances encountered by students with multiple majors or other strong cross-disciplinary emphases in their programs of study.

Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Student Retention
Duty/Responsibility

Engage assigned first-year students during the first 6 weeks of the semester to support a successful transition to the university. Maintain continuous advising relationships for the following two years. Promote exploration of options for students questioning their choice of major. Promote involvement in Department student engagement opportunities (i.e. undergraduate clubs or other undergraduate activities). Facilitate faculty-student dialogue by making referrals for discipline-specific advising and mentoring by faculty
Design and implement strategic interventions to facilitate student success. Participate in proactive student outreach initiatives/activities developed by the university and Student Success Team. Facilitate faculty-student engagement via faculty mentoring and targeted advising.
Collect and maintain student performance data to document patterns associated with retention and graduation rates. Work with students to develop strategies to overcome academic difficulties by identifying and addressing factors contributing to poor academic performance.

Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Assessment
Duty/Responsibility

Participate in assessment of advising services and student performance. Assist in gathering and reporting advising, student performance, and student engagement data.

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Campus Collaboration/Administration
Duty/Responsibility

Actively engage in the Academic Support Coordinator Network
Partner with Career Center, Academic Advisors, the Professional Advisors Network (PAN), Faculty, Center for Advising and Student Achievement, Residence Life, University Honors Program, Cultural Centers, and other campus offices to facilitate and support student success
Serve as a contributing member of the advising team to develop and implement a vision that provides students with comprehensive and holistic advising services to promote student success
Communicate with faculty/staff about advising services and information. Participate in developing and executing campus-wide intervention strategies. Detailed knowledge of and referral to campus resources and opportunities. Engage in professional development and training opportunities offered by the university or other organizations (e.g., NACADA, NCDA/CCDA).

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, apply by 07/22/17. Please include the following materials: (1) Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications; (2) Resume; (3) Contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates; and (4) Unofficial transcript(s).

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Laura Bonner, 970-491-5177, laura.bonner@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

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Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents