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Academic Success Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Academic Success Coordinator
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 201700984AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 30
Proposed Annual Salary Range $30,000
Desired Start Date 02/07/2018
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 12/24/2017
Description of Work Unit

The Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) within the Academic Support Center of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is a full-time twelve-month Administrative Professional position dedicated to serving majors within the College of Liberal Arts. The CLA serves over 5000 undergraduate majors. The ASC will advise approximately 330 students.

Position Summary

The Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) plays a supportive role in strengthening departmental and College efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. This position supports an innovative and holistic approach to providing students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to be successful. The primary functions of the ASC are to foster successful transition to the university environment for students in their initial semesters, promote the exploration of majors to ensure students’ choice of appropriate major, and promote timely graduation.

Required Job Qualifications

M.A. required in a liberal arts discipline or a BA in a liberal arts discipline and a master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education/College Personnel Administration or Counseling or Career Counseling or a related master’s degree
1 year experience working directly with students in a college/university setting;
Strong presentation or teaching experience as well as strong written communication skills

Preferred Job Qualifications

Proven ability to work collaboratively;
Academic advising experience;
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
Public speaking experience
Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated experience in creating an inclusive and welcoming work atmosphere for colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
Experience working with data and producing reports

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Advising
Duty/Responsibility

Advise students in majors as assigned regarding curriculum matters, course offerings, and progress toward their degree
Provide comprehensive advising to students establishing continuous advising relationships for the first two years with attention to first and second year students and continue to work with them as needed through graduation, including transition issues
Maintain accurate and detailed advising notes through the online system, track advisees’ performance at the end of each semester, and provide intentional outreach to particular groups of students such as those students that are on probation
Advise students requesting retroactive withdrawals and academic dismissal appeals on how to craft well written appeals and how to develop and communicate a comprehensive action plan for academic improvement and success
Performance of advising activities regarding course selection and sequencing, registration, class schedule revisions, and class credit load recommendations
Interpret curriculum requirements, options, sequencing patterns and best practices across programs while exploring student’s goals, future plans, challenges, and obstacles
Approve and administer course substitutions and waivers for degree requirements with prior major department approval
Academic Success Coordinators are trained to provide primary and secondary support to two or more CLA academic departments and advice for any academic unit
Applicants will work in any CLA academic department or several as assigned
Understand issues confronting under-represented students, ethnically diverse, military veterans, non-traditional aged, parents, disabled students, International, etc. and help them navigate how and what resources to use as well as gain confidence and connection in order to achieve their personal and professional goals
Learn new technology and tools that are designed for student success and integrate them into a balanced and holistic approach to advising as time allows
Act as mentors and advocates and professionally communicate with students or families who are upset about complex academic policies, individual courses or grades, and/or tuition assessment and lead them to understanding and resolution
Interpret conflict management and conflict resolution decision-making skills when working with dissatisfied individuals. Interpret, apply and enforce University and College of Liberal Arts policies and procedures, as well as State and Federal laws
Model personal and professional ethics in every decision made
Develop and manage registration processes and procedures to ensure students are registered consistent with university deadlines

Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Retention
Duty/Responsibility

Foster successful transition to the university for first year and transfer students
Implementation of strategic interventions, initiating proactive outreach with at risk students and participate in retention and grade monitoring activities and assist students in academic difficulty, on probation, and those who are considering withdrawing from the University
Assist new students in transitioning to and navigating the collegiate experience, developing more sophisticated decision making skills, and utilizing campus resources
Track students on academic probation and provide referral to necessary resources

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Recruitment and Orientation
Duty/Responsibility

Assist with presentations and advising at Ram Welcome, Ram Orientation for new and transfer students, recruiting events, and other assigned events for the larger campus community in relation to the College of Liberal Arts
Provide academic advising to undergraduate students and general advising information to parents and families during orientation sessions, and continue regular contact with students through entire education process once the students are on campus

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Collaboration
Duty/Responsibility

Collaborate with other college and campus programs to facilitate student success
Active participation in the Academic Success Coordinator network, including sharing of best practices
Collaborate with major department(s), faculty, and staff as needed

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Data Analysis
Duty/Responsibility

Track contacts/outreach with students, analyze data available through Institutional Research, and produce two separate reports at different times each year

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Dakota Cotner 970-491-3117
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's in a liberal arts discipline or a Bachelor's in a liberal arts discipline and a master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education/College Personnel Administration or Counseling or Career Counseling or a related master’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of experience working directly with students in a college/university setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents