Colorado State University Undergraduate Academic Success Coordinator in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Undergraduate Academic Success Coordinator

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 201800620AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Number of Vacancies

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $40,000 to $45,000 plus comprehensive benefits package

Desired Start Date

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 07/29/2018

Description of Work Unit

The College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) is an integral part of the Colorado State University land-grant system. The CAS Dean’s Office is responsible for oversight in fulfilling the land-grant mission in agricultural sciences through teaching, research, community and economic outreach and engagement, in service to and in cooperation with Extension (CSUE) and the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). The CAS Dean’s office serves the college through executive level leadership determined by strategic plan, an oversight of the college’s initiatives in research, academic programs including programmatic curriculum oversight, student affairs including diversity and retention, student success and next destination placement, and student recruiting. The CAS Dean’s office provides central coordination of the college’s internal and external communication efforts, branding, marketing, and publication of materials for promotion. The CAS Dean’s office includes development and large gift cultivation and donor and alumni engagement, as well as information technology and networking services for the entire college. CAS is committed to providing students with high-quality undergraduate and graduate learning experiences in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Fort Collins offers the allure of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes: • No. 8 “Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities” (Yahoo Finance 2016) • “Top 10 Healthiest Cities” ( – April 2015) • No. 13 “Best Place to Live” ( – Sept. 2015) • No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch – Feb. 2012)

Position Summary

This 12-month AP position provides undergraduate academic advising and support for student success. The appointment split is 60% Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and 40% College of Agricultural Sciences/Dean’s Office. This position will also provide ancillary advising services to students pursuing plant-based minors such as our Organic Interdisciplinary Program and other academic programs that stretch across departments and scientific disciplines.

Required Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree • Two year’s demonstrated experience in an advising or mentoring role. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Demonstrated experience working in a computerized environment for activities such as; data entry; spreadsheet updates/maintenance; and tracking, assessment and analysis purposes. • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Degree(s) emphasis in Soil and/or Crop Sciences, Horticulture Science, Agricultural Education, Environmental and Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, or related degree. • Advanced degree in a STEM and/or counseling, advising, student affairs related discipline. • Strong working knowledge of agriculture through experience, background, and/or education. • Strong communication and presentation skills relevant to the student experience. • Experience in event coordination. • Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative teams. • Demonstrated interest and/or ability to summarize and quantitatively analyze data.

Diversity Statement

•Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Student Engagement & Holistic Support


• Participate in RamWelcome and CSU’s first year orientation and transfer orientation programs • Relate successfully to a wide variety of students and have knowledge of resources available to meet students’ needs • Facilitate student engagement (on and off campus) • Strategically engage with students who demonstrate a need for additional support by utilizing Early Performance Feedback and other data based campus tools
• Encourage and facilitate the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences Faculty Mentor Program • Participate in new-student departmental activities geared toward student success • Build relationships with students that create life-long connections with the department. Responsibilities include supporting students in campus-based programs as well as distance students enrolled in online programs

Percentage Of Time 25

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Academic Advising


• Detailed knowledge of the requirements of the department’s various undergraduate programs • Maintain academic records of each advisee’s degree progress and advising records for each undergraduate student via the ARIES system • Facilitate and monitor all designated educational transactions (e.g. admissions, course selection, changes of major, graduation contracts, etc.) • Help coordinate SOCR Undergraduate internships • Develop student professional growth networks • Utilize all campus partners/resources for student success and retention

Percentage Of Time 65

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Student Recruitment and Outreach


• Facilitate Recruiting & Industry Connections • Participate in the development and execution of departmental recruiting strategies • Coordinate with College of Agricultural Sciences and other relevant university student affairs entitles • Facilitate outreach to potential students and their families including campus visits • Develop and maintain recruiting materials delivered via the department web and social media • Develop and maintain database of industry contacts interested in engaging with the department • Facilitate connection of students with those seeking applicants for employment • Additional activities assigned by the Deans’ Office

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 07/29/18 with the following materials: (1) Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications; (2) Resume or CV; (3) Statement of Philosophy on Student Advising under “Other” (limit up to one page, single-spaced, single-sided); (4) Unofficial academic degree(s) transcripts); and (5) Contact information for three professional references, at least one of who has worked with you in a supervisory capacity. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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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 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume or CV

  • Other

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents