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Academic Support Coordinator - College of Engineering

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Engineering


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Jul 6 2021 11:14AM

Close Date:

Jul 18 2021

Position Description

The individual in this position will provide proactive advising support for the students in WSCOE and meet the University and College’s mission to increase retention and diversity, through the programs which are managed by the Academic and Student Affairs Office (ASA). This individual will organize and participate in events within the College and in coordination with other University offices; including the summer RAM Orientation program for incoming students to the College, Engineering Exploration Week events, and Admissions Visit Days. Serves as the primary RAM Orientation advisor in addition to organizational responsibilities for RAM Orientation for the WSCOE. Serves as the primary advisor for Engineering Open Option students and Engineering Science majors, and acts as a liaison to the Collaborative for Student Achievement in support of prospective students interested in pursuing Engineering. Serves as the primary coordinator for the Engineering Residential Learning Community (ERLC), providing supervision of staff, oversight of community events and Early Move-In activities, and coordinating mentoring and tutoring programs as appropriate.


Academic Support and Advising (50%)
Advise current and prospective Open Option Engineering major students and current Engineering Science students, along with other related duties:
– Support prospective students interested in pursuing engineering
– Share information on major options and admission requirements
– Review prospective student transcripts and evaluate for possible transfer credits to Engineering
Maintain familiarity with all Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE) degree plans in order to advise students about how to choose a future major:
– Advise on academic matters, scheduling of classes, and semester-to-semester academic evaluations to help students choose a major
– Disseminate information and maintain student records
Maintain working knowledge of current departmental, college, and university requirements necessary for undergraduate students to make the correct decision about choosing a major within the College
Identify and use best practices to implement a holistic and developmental advising approach
Act as WSCOE primary advisor for RAM Orientation by participating in orientation Advisor Training, hiring and training student support staff, and facilitation of departmental support for RAM Orientation events and activities Assist students in addressing issues related to their transition to the University and their exploration and confirmation of major
Track student progress and conduct active and proactive outreach in support of their ongoing success
Utilize data to discern patterns of student success and difficulty and to design strategic interventions
Help students develop plans to improve GPA’s and overcome academic challenges
Develop a detailed knowledge of campus resources, opportunities, and conduct active referrals to connect students with appropriate support and opportunities In collaboration with the WSCOE Academic and Student Affairs/Engineering Success Center team, participate in implementing campus-wide intervention strategies Collaborate with the WSCOE Advisors to help students find a major that matches their interests and skills Prepare academic reports for the University and/or the College as necessary
Assist Manager for Student Success Initiatives in the development and execution of new strategies to improve the WSCOE Residential Learning Community (ERLC).

Program Management (30%)
Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and the Manager for Student Success Initiatives to develop and manage the WSCOE tutoring and mentoring programs, the Engineering Residential Learning Community and other programs to help students succeed academically
Collaborate with Engineering Residential Learning Community residence hall staff to develop and facilitate student programs
Work to execute events directly affecting students within the College
Assist in the development and delivery of programs for recruitment of new students
Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student mentor coordinators, mentors, and tutors
Other duties as assigned

Supervision (20%)
Select, hire, train, and evaluate 4-5 Peer Mentors, 3-4 Graduate Academic Coaches (GACs), and 5-10 Tutors Provide additional professional development and training opportunities for staff as needs arise

Application Process

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with the required and preferred qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. The department will not sponsor a Visa for this position. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Apply at
Posting Number 202100739AP

Institution Information

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering (WSCOE) provides services to students, including recruitment, scholarship administration, advising, career planning, internships, co-ops, and career fairs. 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

For full consideration, please apply by 11:59pm (MT) on Sunday July 18, 2021.

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Required Qualifications

*Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling, Education or STEM with demonstrated experience in student advising, counseling, and/or providing academic support for college students
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and public speaking)
*Must be able and wiling to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications

*Master’s Degree in Counseling, Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) or related discipline
*Two (2) years of experience in student support
*Experience in the following areas:
-developing, designing, implementing, and collaborating on academic programs
-working with confidential information and knowledge of FERPA laws
-advising or providing support and resources to underrepresented student populations
-working with underrepresented student populations in an advising or student affairs capacity
-developing intervention strategies for the support of individual student’s academic success
-interpreting and meeting accreditation criteria and guidelines such as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
-working with Banner/ARIESweb, Navigate, Oracle or other student information systems and databases
-supervising student employees at both the undergraduate and graduate level

*Demonstrated ability to:
-coordinate large-scale events
-implement programming strategies to strengthen specific programs
-advise students in their programs of study in a one-on-one setting