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Academic coordinator

Company: Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Full job description

Academic Success Coordinator

Colorado State University

in Fort Collins, CO
Type:

Full-Time
Posted:

03/05/2024
Category:

Academic Advising

Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Work Location
Position is fully in-office/in-person

Research Professional Position:

No

Posting Number:

202400338AP

Position Type:

Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Work Hours/Week:

40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$50,000 - $53,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it's a thriving community that's transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment to

diversity, equity and inclusion , and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.

For detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees, visit

https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/

and

https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
For the total value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit

https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compensation-calculator/ .
For more information about why Fort Collins is consistently ranked in the top cities to live in, visit

https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-community/ .
Desired Start Date
05/15/2024

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on
03/24/2024

Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation's leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

The Department of Psychology houses one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University, and aims to teach the methodology and core content areas of academic psychology to approximately 1,500 undergraduates. The Department also aims to educate and train approximately 95 graduate students in general psychology and in the specialities of Counseling, Applied Social and Health, Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Position Summary

The Academic Success Coordinator in the Department of Psychology of the College of Natural Sciences is a full time 12-month Administrative Professional position. This position requires in-person work during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. The Department of Psychology houses one of the largest undergraduate majors at the University, serving over 1,500 undergraduate students.

The Academic Success Coordinator (advisor) plays a critical and supportive role in strengthening departmental 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 Academic Success Coordinator are to:

Foster the successful transition of the student to the university environment,
Encourage major and career exploration to ensure the psychology major suits their interests,
Foster student engagement with faculty, and
Promote timely graduation
The Academic Success Coordinator supplements the faculty-student mentoring role. Because of the distinctive characteristics and needs of new students (both those who enter as new first-year students and those who enter as transfer students), the Academic Success Coordinator typically interacts with students more frequently in the initial semesters of the students' academic career. Interactions in later semesters focus on connecting students to faculty mentors, interest areas within the major, and achieving a timely graduation.

Academic Success Coordinators, play a critical role in promoting undergraduate student success. They work directly with students majoring in psychology in order to develop, implement, and monitor an action plan for success. The Academic Success Coordinator's duties include advising students, connecting students to faculty, maintaining student records, interacting with faculty members, and collaborating with campus offices. The Academic Success Coordinator works with other members of the advising staff including the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs and reports to the Manager of Undergraduate Advising.

Required Job Qualifications

Master's degree (completed by June 1, 2024)

OR

Bachelor's degree and two years post-bachelors professional work experience.
The individual must have professional experience in higher education or high school setting working with students in providing one-on-one and group interactions to assist in their academic success and graduation.
Preferred Job Qualifications

Master's degree in college student personnel, psychology, counseling, higher education, communications, social work, sociology, education, human services, natural sciences, or a related field.
Self-motivated team player with demonstrated ability to be successful in a fast-paced work environment.
Experience mentoring and advising college students.
Demonstrated understanding of student development and awareness of the transition issues for students entering and progressing through higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among constituent populations.
Experience coordinating and communicating with campus organizations and departments from both academic and student affairs.
Excellent professional communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, writing and technical/computer skills.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and demonstrated ability to do detailed work.
Familiarity with Microsoft office programs, as well as other university data and communication systems.
Teaching, leading large groups, or public speaking experience.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity Statement

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

Job Duty Category:

Advising

Duty/Responsibility

Advise psychology students regarding curriculum, course offerings, and progress toward their degree; engage students with faculty at points where discipline-specific knowledge and perspective is required
Complete administrative advising tasks for psychology students to monitor progress toward degree attainment; maintain connection with students
Hold full-service advising sessions throughout the year and at student orientation
Develop graduation plans; introduce education abroad experience; discuss field placement, research assistant and teaching assistant opportunities; promote career counseling; and encourage use of campus services
Be knowledgeable of and provide guidance regarding institutional policies
Serve as an advocate for students when appropriate, both within department and to university community; foster improved communication between students and their instructors or other campus offices
Provide students with easy access to timely and relevant information by posting items on social media, online platforms, and contributing to other informational resources
Collaborate with front office staff to maintain a welcoming environment and to deliver consistent and accurate messages
Coordinate student-facing resource material for psychology students; revise and develop as necessary; assist in maintaining and updating advising publications, manuals, and checksheets
Respond to department and campus email in a timely fashion
Develop familiarity with issues faced by certain student populations (e.g., non-traditional students, students of color, first-generation college students, transfer students) and develop an advising approach accordingly
Treat each student as an individual, understanding that every student's path to degree attainment may be different
Aid department in student success initiatives
Bring new and innovative ideas to the advising group, share resources, and maintain a willingness to engage in collaboration and conversation
Develop knowledge base of different areas within the field of psychology
Assist with the completion of course overrides and overloads in ARIES system
Maintain accurate up to date and detailed information within student files, advising notes (EAB/Navigate) and other advising information systems
Percentage Of Time:

70

Job Duty Category:

Direct Retention Work

Duty/Responsibility

Teach PSY 192, First Year Seminar for Psychology students; provide opportunities for faculty introductions to first-year students
Meet with all assigned first-year and transfer psychology students during the first semester; foster a successful transition, promote major exploration for students questioning their choice of major, and facilitate students' interactions with faculty
Review graduation plans with all first-year students and long-term academic plans with all transfer and upper division students
Facilitate faculty-student dialogue by making referrals for discipline-specific faculty mentoring and advising
Implement a plan to work with students on Academic Watch and Academic Warning along with the advising team
Conduct outreach each semester to students identified by the university as at risk due to certain performance indicators; track outreach utilizing advising software (e.g., EAB/Navigate)
Percentage Of Time:

10

Job Duty Category:

Recruitment / Orientation

Duty/Responsibility

Assist with presentations and advising at orientation programs
Meet with and advise prospective students and their guests; create a welcoming environment; inform them of opportunities available to psychology majors at Colorado State University
Percentage Of Time:

10

Job Duty Category:

Assessment and Reporting

Duty/Responsibility

Track success indicators of cohorts of psychology majors; measure progress of individual students
Participate in a comprehensive assessment plan of advising services
Utilize information provided by other assessments to best meet individual student needs
Assist in gathering and reporting data in regards to advising programming
Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty Category:

Campus Collaboration / Service / Administration

Duty/Responsibility

Partner with Career Center, Advising Network, Faculty, Housing and Dining Services, University Honors Program, Education Abroad, Student Diversity Programs and Services, and other campus offices to facilitate and support student success
Partner with Administrative Assistant staff in Psychology Department office to revise forms, practices, and protocols related to serving students
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
Participate in appropriate training and professional development opportunities
Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated in teaching, professional development, assessment, creative activity, service to the profession and/or multicultural activities
Regular participation in the Advising Network at CSU
Percentage Of Time:

5

Special Instructions to Applicants

CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.

For full consideration, materials must be received by March 24, 2024. To apply, submit:

Cover letter describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to position description,
Resume,
Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, and
In alignment with the CSU principles of community (

https://diversity.colostate.edu/resources/principles-of-community/ ), all candidates are required to submit a one-page personal statement on their contributions to diversity and inclusion, regardless of personal characteristics. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
andrea.keaten@colostate.edu

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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

oeo@colostate.edu .

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

oeo@colostate.edu .

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the

Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Minimum References Requested
3

Maximum References Requested
3

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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

oeo@colostate.edu .

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

oeo@colostate.edu .

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the

Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .

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