Job Positions

Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Department of Biology


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Sep 13 2021 1:05PM

Close Date:

Sep 26 2021

Position Description

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. The Department of Biology is seeking an Academic Success Coordinator who will play a significant role in strengthening departmental efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The 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 help struggling students strategize for academic improvement, and 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.


Refer to Job posting for details:
Duties include academic advising, instruction, assessment, presentations, administrative tasks, outreach & recruiting, and professional development/training.

Application Process

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to the position, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, materials must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Institution Information

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Tyler Heyne


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