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Academic Success Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10



Computer Science


Colorado State University

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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 is funded for two years with a grant from Northeastern University Center for Inclusive Computing and Pivotal Ventures. Subject to available funding, the department intends to continue the position after the initial funding expires.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 ongoing 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. This is a limited 24-month appointment.


- 70%: Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students
-30%: Program Coordination
-For more details see posting:

Application Process
For full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MST) on 07/13/2020. 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. Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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 or expression, or pregnancy and 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/equal access/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. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Additional Information

Contact Information
Sangmi Pallickara;


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

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