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Coordinator of Advising Technology, Projects, & Communication

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Collaborative for Student Achievement


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Oct 13 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

An important component of the CSU student success effort, the Coordinator of Advising Technology, Projects, & Communication supports the Student Success Initiative by serving as the primary bridge between the users of advising systems and information and the technology staff to coordinate the implementation of system interfaces and data integration. The intended results of this integrated approach of advising systems and data are improved advising, increased retention, and higher graduation rates. The position also collaborates with the Assistant Director for Advising Training & Development and the Director of Advising on communication efforts, training opportunities, and professional development for advisors campus-wide. The Coordinator of Advising Technology, Communication, & Projects reports to the Assistant Director of Advising Training & Development who reports to the Director of Advising in the Collaborative for Student Achievement. The Coordinator of Advising Technology, Communication, & Projects’ work is highly collaborative, and so the position works closely with many offices on campus, such as the Registrar’s Office, Information Systems and departmental and collegiate advising units, and other advising stakeholders. The position receives guidance from their supervisor and staff from the Registrar’s Office, Information Systems, departmental advising units, and Vendor Company contacts.


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Institution Information

Mission and Goals: The Collaborative for Student Achievement mission is empowering students to create and achieve their personal and educational goals. The Collaborative for Student Achievement is a dynamic organization that integrates the curricular and co-curricular experiences for students and creates inclusive communities that have positively impacted the academic success, retention and graduation of CSU students.
The Collaborative for Student Achievement’s goals are to:
Positively impact retention and graduation by providing innovative and intentional programs and services. Enhance learning by engaging students in curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Support successful student transitions to and through the university.
Provide opportunities for students and staff to create meaningful connections.
Foster a thriving, healthy, inclusive work environment that encourages growth.
Promote a welcoming and diverse environment in which students learn about others with backgrounds and experiences different from their own.
Organizational Structure:
The Collaborative for Student Achievement reports to both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs and is made up of the following student service units:
Advising for Undeclared Students, Community for Excellence Scholar Programs, Key Communities, Orientation and Transition Programs, Outreach and Support Programs, and Health Professions Advising.
In all its activities, the Collaborative emphasizes and enhances students’ abilities and assets, and supports the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. Along with student service units, The Collaborative for Student Achievement has four support areas, which include the Welcome Center, budget, human resources, and technology; along with oversight of the undeclared student computer labs. There are over 50 full time staff, 187 student staff, providing services to a large volume of students (6,600 incoming students, all second year students, 676 students involved in Key Communities, over 11,000 student appointments, 23,000 phone calls, 1,200 scholastic standard appeals and 5,000 scholastic standard letters). The Collaborative for Student Achievement is a complex enterprise overseeing a 4.8-million-dollar operational budget, including student fees, state appropriated, and auxiliary funds; along with stewardship of 4.4 million-dollars for scholarships, scholar programming, and endowments.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Cameron Smistek,, (970) 491-3638


Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, business, liberal arts, natural sciences, or applied sciences. Minimum of two years full-time professional experience working in higher education programs or organizations focused in areas of student success, enrollment services, advising, student affairs, retention, or graduation efforts (2 years in a 20 hours per week graduate experience equals 1 year of professional experience). Extensive Knowledge of the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Navigate platform. Experience with assessment and assimilation of feedback for review with stakeholders. Commitment to diversity as demonstrated by active involvement in initiatives to promote diversity and or enhanced learning experiences through diverse environments.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of direct academic advising experience. Understanding of data integration, information transmission, familiarity with Excel and database programs. Demonstrated experience working with constituencies at all levels: students, administrative leaders, faculty, and staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and presentation skills. Demonstrated experience working with technology staff in implementing new processes and capabilities. Experience managing projects including developing a plan and coordinating implementation of projects. Demonstrated experience collaborating across multiple units simultaneously. Experience with higher education advising and systems used in support of advising efforts. Excellent human relations skills.