Job Positions

Coordinator for Student Success

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


CVMBS College Office


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Oct 14 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

The Coordinator for Student Success will provide proactive advising support for the first year students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and work towards the University and College’s mission to increase retention and diversity. This position will serve as the coordinator for the Introduction to Biomedical Sciences Major (VMBS 100 course is required for all incoming students), helping to schedule faculty and advisors, and conduct parts of the course. This position will serve as the primary advisor for incoming students prior to them declaring a concentration. This position will 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, RAM Transfer Orientation events and Ram Welcome. This position will meet with prospective students and guests as part of the recruitment process as well as assist with large scale admissions recruitment events.


First year introductory course coordination Duty/Responsibility
• Participate in course design of Introduction to Biomedical Sciences Major (VMBS 100) (required for all students within the BMS major effective Fall 2020)
• First-year seminar course coordination o Schedule speakers/faculty to attend various classes throughout the semester o Oversee Undergraduate Learning Assistants (ULA’s) including recruitment, training, supervision and weekly meetings o Deliver content around Student Success, university transitions and connection to resources
   o Maintain the course website o Conduct class and facilitate discussions o Grading or oversee ULA grading of assignments Academic Advising Duty/Responsibility
• Meet with all incoming first-year students before they have declared a concentration o Individual advising appointments (approximately 150 new incoming students)
   o Conduct declaration sessions in cooperation with the concentration advisors to help larger groups of students that have decided on their choice of concentration o Advising for spring semester classes, having a working knowledge of all concentration curriculum for the second semester
   o Maintain a caseload of students without a declared concentration into the second year
• Participate with the rest of the college advisors during orientation and Ram Welcome Recruitment Duty/Responsibility
• Meet with individual prospective students and their families to give them an overview of how the major/concentrations will work (this can be upwards of 100 visits a year)
• Support Assistant Director for Student Success with all recruitment activities through admissions (Explore CSU, Choose CSU, Discover CSU, Transfer visit days, etc.)
• Serve as backup for student/parent questions
• Ensure recruitment materials are prepared in advance of recruitment events

Application Process

For the full announcement and to apply, please go to
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For full consideration, applications must be submitted through the CSUJobs website by 11:59pm MT on 10/31/2019. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications and three professional references. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Institution Information

Colorado State University is a land-grant Carnegie Class Doctoral/Research-Extensive University experiencing aggressive growth in faculty recruitment, student enrollment, and research expenditures. Research productivity per tenure-track faculty member is among the highest in the country within like universities. CSU’s annual research expenditures totaled more than $332 million in 2016. As a land-grant institution, Colorado State University (CSU) offers a broad range of instructional programs in the biological, biomedical, veterinary, and agricultural sciences. On campus enrollment totals over 28,300 full-time students, including over 5,000 graduate and professional students and about 2,000 international students from over 90 countries. Fort Collins, which has been home to CSU since the University’s inception in 1870, is a vibrant, friendly city of 161,000 tucked against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. The city boasts a lively arts and cultural scene, shopping in historic Old Town, a strong economy, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than 200 miles of bike paths and trails, easy access to the scenic Poudre River and majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, and within easy driving distance of Colorado’s iconic ski areas, it is a year-round paradise. Boasting a mild climate, thriving high-tech industry, and some of the best microbreweries in the world, it’s no wonder Fort Collins annually ranks among the most livable small cities in the United States.

Additional 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

Contact Information

Phillip L. Quirk, Ph.D.


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Liberal Arts, or the Sciences
• Two years of full-time professional experience working with students in a higher education setting to provide academic advising, or conducting student development activities such as orientation, multicultural affairs, residence life, or career services

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Higher Education, Career Counseling, Student Affairs, or related field
• Experience developing, designing, implementing and collaborating on academic programs.
• Experience working with confidential information and knowledge of FERPA laws.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and public speaking).
• Experience working with underrepresented student populations in an advising or student affairs capacity to provide support and connection to resources.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate events.
• Demonstrated ability to implement programming strategies to strengthen specific programs.
• Experience coordinating and/or teaching courses at the college level
• Experience developing intervention strategies for the support of individual student’s academic success.
• Demonstrated ability to advise students in their programs of study in a one-on-one setting.
• Experience working with Banner/ARIES, Navigate, Oracle or other student information systems and databases.
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends