Job Positions

Academic Advisor and Program Specialist

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Undergraduate Programs


Colorado State University - College of Business

Date Posted:

Jan 8 2021 4:44PM

Close Date:

Jan 18 2021

Position Description

The Academic Advisor position in the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Department provide advisory services for all Undergraduate Business Majors (approximately 2400 students) at Colorado State University, including concentrations in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, Organization and Innovation Management, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management. In addition, all Business Administration, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship minors (approximately 2000 students) and all Business Certificates are advised by Advisors. The UPO also supports many undergraduate student groups, activities and programs. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 11:59pm MST January 18, 2021. For the full posting details and to apply please visit: CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.


Advising, Program coordination, service, and supervision. Please follow the posting link for details:

Application Process

An application packet will consist of:
1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position at Colorado State University along with a description of the applicant’s ability to meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications;
2) a resume;
3) contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 11:59pm MST January 18, 2021. Please direct inquiries to Alex Diemer, Search Committee Chair at Inquiries will be treated confidentially.

Institution Information

The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school which enrolls more than 3,800 undergraduate students in ten business concentrations and approximately 1,500 graduate students across eight graduate programs. While we are the largest undergraduate and graduate major on campus, we strive to create a small college environment. Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for an Undergraduate Academic Advisor. This is a 12-month administrative professional position eligible for University benefits. The position will work within the College of Business within the Undergraduate Programs Office and will report to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs. Colorado State University is a public, land-grant institution of higher education that offers academic programs through eight colleges. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 140,000 people, which is 65 miles north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Situated at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities. Mission of the Unit: The Unit is responsible for all undergraduate recruiting efforts, retention initiatives, academic advising, diversity/inclusivity initiatives, and Global Opportunities initiatives.

Additional Information

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

Contact Information

Alex Diemer


Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies, Student Affairs, or related field;
- Two years of experience in higher education academic advising;
- Experience working with historically underrepresented students such as ethnically/racially diverse students, first generation students, and international students;
- Experience with program development, and event planning, organizing, and implementation;
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

- Previous experience in student advising;
- Experience working with non-resident, diverse, veterans, and international students;
- Demonstrated commitment to working with students
-Knowledge of developmental/intrusive academic advising theory, models, and practices;
-Strong listening, paraphrasing, summarizing, and problem solving skills;
-Understanding and knowledge of higher education philosophy and practices (particularly Land Grant);
-Conflict management and conflict resolution skills;
-Knowledge of higher education technology systems (preferably Banner, Slate, and Navigate);
-Understanding and appreciation of personal and professional ethics;
-Ability to evaluate student needs and provide appropriate referral resources;
-Ability to work collaboratively with multiple programs and resources;
-Understanding, passion, and strength working with people from diverse/cultural backgrounds (including international)
- Strong customer-service skills, and ability to successfully work with multiple constituents including students, parents, faculty, and staff;
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite
- Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies, Student Affairs, or related field.