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Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Computer Science


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Mar 17 2020 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

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 has been approved for a limited 18-month appointment. 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 on-going 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.


- Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students (70%)
- Program Coordination (30%)

Application Process

For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MST) on 04/12/2020. 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.

Institution Information

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 750 undergraduate majors and over 150 graduate majors.

Additional Information

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Contact Information

Francisco Ortega,


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by start of the appointment. Two years of professional experience working with students in a higher education setting OR two years professional experience with computer science (or a related field).

Preferred Qualifications

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. Knowledge of a programming language. Professional experience working with student programs in a higher education setting. Experience with mentoring and advising. Interest in organizing and participating in outreach activities. Commitment to increasing participation of under-represented groups in the computer science field. Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. Experience collecting and analyzing data.