Job Positions

Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10




Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Mar 3 2021 2:42PM

Close Date:

Mar 21 2021

Position Description

The Department of Biology seeks an Academic Success Coordinator who will play a significant role in strengthening departmental efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The Academic Success Coordinator will be a full time, regular, administrative professional position. This position will support an innovative and holistic approach to providing students with the assistance, guidance, and resources necessary to be successful. The primary functions of the Academic Success Coordinator will be to support students as they transition to the university environment, to promote appropriate choice of majors, to empower students with strategies for academic improvement, and to encourage timely graduation. The Academic Success Coordinator will work directly with students majoring in Biological Sciences and Zoology to foster their academic success by developing, implementing, and monitoring an action plan for graduation. The Academic Success Coordinator will work closely with the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Committee, and other advising staff, and will report to the Lead Academic Success Coordinator.


The Department of Biology's Academic Support Center promotes student retention and success through a variety of advising and program activities designed to assist students in making critical transitions, developing academic plans, connecting with academic units and campus resources, and engaging with learning communities. The Academic Support Center emphasizes and enhances students’ abilities and assets and supports the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment.

Application Process

For complete job announcement and requirements and to apply, visit: For full consideration, materials must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time Sunday, March 21, 2021.

Institution Information

The Department of Biology 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. Research interests range from molecules to ecosystems. For more information about the Department, please visit: Consistently included as one of the best places to live and work in the country, Fort Collins provides the breathtaking backdrop and home to Colorado State University. The community of about 173,000 is situated along the beautiful front range of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado State University (CSU) is a land-grant institution encompassing 57 academic departments in 8 colleges, housing more than 75 majors. It is one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country, with annual research expenditures of nearly $400 million and an enrollment of over 33,000 students. There are also several state and federal research agencies in Fort Collins that contribute to the intellectual environment of the university. These include the State Forest Service, the US Forest Service, the US Geological Survey, the National Wildlife Research Center, the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, the National Park Service and the BLM. The University of Colorado in Boulder, the University of Colorado Health Science Center and Denver University in Denver, and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, are all within a one-hour drive.

Additional Information

The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. A collaborative, and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery. Therefore, each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles of Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service and Social Justice when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University. Successful candidates are expected to be committed to advancing these department and institutional values. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Contact Information

Meagan Taverner:


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling or Human Services, Psychology, Education, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences or Natural Sciences with one year of professional experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling or Human Services, Psychology, Education, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences or Natural Sciences with three year’s professional experience working directly with students in a higher education setting to provide academic advising, and/or conducting student development activities such as orientation, multicultural affairs, residence life, and career services

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal communication, presentation, writing and computer skills Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues facing students from under-represented groups, experience with students from diverse backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion Educational background in science coursework, especially Biology, Botany or Zoology Self-motivated team player with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment