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Academic Success Coordinator

Colorado State University

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Working Title Academic Success Coordinator
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202202042AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 – $62,000/year; salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Employee Benefits Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date 03/27/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 01/29/2023
Description of Work Unit The Department of Computer Science has approximately 1100 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate students in our Masters and Ph.D. programs as of Fall 2022. The department has experienced a 119% increase in women undergraduate computer science students and a 100% increase in women graduate students, supported by a Northeastern Center for Inclusive Computing best practices grant. The department’s 20 tenure-track faculty are strong in research programs in algorithms, artificial intelligence, big data, bioinformatics, computer vision, distributed systems, networks, parallel computer, security, and software engineering. The Department of Computer Science also has 8 non-tenure track faculty members who assist with the department’s teaching mission. More information is available at https://compsci.colostate.edu.
Colorado State University is a Carnegie Research 1 Institution located in Fort Collins, Colorado – a beautiful city approximately 65 miles north of Denver and situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. MarketWatch has listed Fort Collins as the “No. 1 Best Place to Live in America” in 2020. Additionally, Fort Collins is in America’s top ten for best performing city, safest for driving and cycling, best place to raise a family, and No. 1 in the country for reducing harmful emissions. Enhanced by relationships with CSU, Fort Collins has become a thriving center for high-tech as well as world-class outdoor recreational opportunities, courtesy of the Rocky Mountains.
Position Summary The Department of Computer Science is seeking a dynamic and committed Academic Success Coordinator (ASC), formerly known as “student advisor”, who will play a significant role in promoting undergraduate student success. This ASC will work directly with students majoring in computer science (CS).
The Academic Success Coordinator, in collaboration with the department’s advising and mentoring team, department faculty, and ASCs across campus, will provide academic guidance for students in ways that are both holistic and strategic and will contribute to the department’s ongoing initiatives to build a diverse and welcoming community of students, staff, and faculty. The primary functions of the ASC will be (1) to proactively advise computer science students from the time they arrive at new student orientation through graduation; and (2) to coordinate key undergraduate programs that will support recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive student body, providing students with an excellent undergraduate educational experience.
The Academic Success Coordinator will work closely with the advising and mentoring team and will report to the department chair.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by start of the appointment.
  • Two years of professional experience working with students in a high school or higher education setting.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with mentoring and advising.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Professional experience working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Experience organizing and participating in student engagement activities.
  • Commitment to actively increasing participation of underrepresented groups in the computer science field.
  • Experience in a STEM field.
  • Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
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 Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students
Duty/Responsibility
  • Assist with holistic advising during new freshmen and transfer student orientation.
  • Participate in Ram Orientation.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing advising/mentoring relationships with students beginning at freshmen/transfer orientation and continuing through graduation.
  • Strategically and holistically advise computer science and applied computing technology undergraduate students regarding majors/minors, curriculum matters, course offerings, degree plans, and progress towards degree completion. Assist with short-term and long-term planning, including career planning.
  • Make referrals and connections to appropriate department and campus resources to promote student success.
  • Provide major and career advice for CSU students seeking to change major to computer science or applied computing technology. Establish on-going relationship with students who are in the process of changing majors through the major change and graduation.
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts. Meet with and advise prospective students and their guests.
  • Contribute to on-going development and teaching of the department’s First Year Seminar, particularly with respect to degree planning, careers, academic success, and major selection.
  • Actively participate in the campus Academic Success Coordinator Network, including sharing best practices.
  • Participate in campus-wide intervention strategies.
  • Analyze data and produce reports on student success (e.g., admissions, retention/graduation, diversity). Use analysis to drive strategic initiatives and develop appropriate programs.
Percentage Of Time 70%
Job Duty Category Program Coordination
Duty/Responsibility Coordinate and participate in one or more of the following areas:

  • Diversity initiatives, including statistics on participation by underrepresented groups in computer science, relationship with the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community, and mentoring programs.
  • Administrative support of outreach programs such as summer camps, high school coding clubs, university STEM initiatives.
  • Management of department’s undergraduate student employees including recruitment and management of undergraduate teaching assistants and helpers used in undergraduate courses, coordination and management of help desk staffed by undergraduate teaching assistants, and training for undergraduate teaching assistants.
  • Management of undergraduate departmental policies such as academic integrity, class enrollments and capacities.
Percentage Of Time 30%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants Interested applicants please submit an online application along with a cover letter addressing how professional experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume or CV, a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applicants with questions should contact Ms. Wendy Stevenson at: [email protected]
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact [email protected]
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, [email protected] .
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, [email protected] .
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, [email protected] .
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.

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