Job Positions

Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Department of Construction Management


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

May 3 2021 10:20AM

Close Date:

May 16 2021

Position Description

The Academic Success Coordinator within the Department of Construction Management (CM) in the College of Health and Human Sciences is a 12-month, full time Administrative Professional position. This position will provide an innovative and holistic approach to supporting students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to successfully make critical transitions; develop academic plans; connect with campus resources; foster student academic and personal growth. In all its activities, the Academic Success Coordinator will emphasize and enhance students’ abilities and assets, and will support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. The Academic Success Coordinator will play a role in strengthening departmental efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The department is focused on recruiting well-qualified students who will be successful pursuing careers in construction management. The Academic Success Coordinator is a professional who works to support student recruitment and retention; and a primary point of contact for students.


• Advise current and incoming students on academic requirements, scheduling classes, and administrative procedures related to academics
• Utilize existing data to inform strategic individual advising, understand subpopulations, be able to discern patterns of student success and difficulty.
• Develop an understanding of issues faced by students and practice advising approach accordingly.
• Academic planning, assisting students in developing long- and short-term plans by developing and updating personalized academic and professional development/involvement plan
• Provide comprehensive advising at New and Transfer Student Orientation, establishing continuous advising relationships for following years
• Provide focused attention to student populations needing additional support, including Pre-CM, and incoming students. Collaborate with Internship Coordinator to help students make academic and career plans
• Recognize challenges and opportunities experienced by different groups of students (e.g., non-traditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, etc.) and incorporate this perspective into developmental advising approaches
• Advise, prepare and process forms including CM applications, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, and military, athletic and other advising related tasks.
• Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of institutional policies and referral to campus resources and opportunities
• Facilitate communication between students and their instructors or other campus offices at the departmental, college, or university level, serving as an advocate for students, when appropriate.
• Represent department and provide support for outreach opportunities/activities such as CSU admissions visit days and high school visits
• Connect undergraduate students with graduate teaching assistants and faculty for research opportunities
• Develop and utilize advising best practices that combine department level knowledge and campus-wide perspective
• Participate in campus-wide intervention strategies
• Maintain a welcoming environment, and deliver consistent and accurate information.

• Participate in Cross-Campus Network of Academic Success Coordinators
• Assist in data collection for departmental assessment and analysis
• Serve on relevant department, college and university committees 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.

Application Process

Please apply at the following link: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on May 16, 2021. To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications for this position, a current resume, and names and contact information for three professional references directly to this posting. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Institution Information

Description of the Work Unit:
The Department of Construction Management serves one of the largest construction management programs in the country with approximately 800 undergraduate students, 25 graduate students, 21 faculty and 7 professional staff. The Department offers both a bachelors and masters degree in construction management. The undergraduate program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Academic advising, and internship and career placement support is provided by professional staff. The department engages in teaching, scholarly, and outreach activities to promote the development of knowledge and skills related to construction management. The Department’s facilities include over 36,000 square feet in dedicated labs (physical testing and computer), classrooms, and offices to support its research, teaching, and service mission. The Department of Construction Management is located on the main campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the department website at:
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Additional Information

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Contact Information

Kristin Haller 970-491-7355


Required Qualifications

• Bachelors or advanced degree in Psychology, Communications, Human Development, Construction Management, or related field
• Experience working with students in a higher education setting to provide academic advising, or conducting student development activities such as student recruitment, orientation, multicultural affairs, residence life, or career services

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Higher Education, Career Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field
• Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues facing students from underrepresented groups, experience with students from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to diversity
• Exposure to or experience in a construction related field
• Strong written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively