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Academic Success Coordinator

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Student Affairs and Services
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202100979AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$50,000 - 55,000 per year 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: &

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

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University (CSU) is one of eight departments in the College of Natural Sciences. The department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as excellence in research. The computer science department currently supports approximately 925 undergraduate majors and over 86 graduate majors.

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) and applied computing technology (ACT). This position is funded for two years. Subject to available funding, the department intends to continue the position after the initial funding expires.

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 and applied computing technology 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 OR two years professional experience with computer science (or a related field)
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience with mentoring and advising
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Experience and interest in organizing and participating in outreach activities
  • Commitment to increasing participation of underrepresented groups in the computer science field
  • Experience in a STEM field
  • Professional experience working with student programs in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data
Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Job Duty Category: Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students

  • Assist with 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 advise computer science and applied computing technology undergraduate students regarding majors, 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


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%

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MST) on 10/11/2021. A complete application includes a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, diversity and inclusion statement and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. The diversity and inclusion statement should address your professional commitment to diversity and inclusion; this is to be uploaded in the Special Required Documents.

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

Search Contact
Chuck Anderson

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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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. 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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