Job Positions

Academic Success Advisor/ Exploratory Program Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Academic Resource Center


Western Colorado University

Date Posted:

May 25 2021 4:06PM

Close Date:

June 7 2021

Position Description

The Success Advisor works with at-risk students, including those on academic probation, returning from suspension or dismissal, and those needing greater academic assistance. This position coordinates the Turning Point Program for students on academic probation and offers holisitc success coaching and support. This position provides academic assistance with skills such as time management, study habits, test taking strategies, life balance, etc. As the Exploratory Program Coordinator, this position facilitates major discovery and advising for all undeclared students. The Exploratory Program offers opportunities for students to identify interests, abilities and values and learn about various program requirements to assist with major declaration.


The Success Advisor assesses and analyzes data to implement evidence based initiatives and best practices that improve retention. This position also serves as the institutional point of contact for Denver Scholarship Foundation students. This position assists with new student registration, testing administration, and overall ARC office functions/services.

Application Process

Apply online at Required attachments for online application include cover letter, resume, transcripts and three professional references.

Institution Information

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit to learn more about the university.

Additional Information

Compensation: $36,000 - 38,000 depending upon experience/education; FLSA exempt. Position is eligible for an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance plans with low co-pays and low out of pocket maximums, generous paid time off, a shared contribution retirement plan and tuition benefits.

Contact Information

Committee Chair - Mikay Elliott, please contact


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student-centered academic office or related Higher Education experience. Must excel in customer-service, communication, and collaboration as this position requires strong working relationships across campus. Ability to work with a wide diversity of people. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Comfortable with public speaking and workshop facilitation.

Preferred Qualifications

MA/MS/MEd in related field. Knowledge of student success strategies and best practices. Experience in counseling, crisis intervention and program assessment. Working knowledge of technologies that enhance the administration of student success, such as Banner or Workday.