Job Positions

Student Success Coordinator

Categories: Northwest Region 8


College of Science


Oregon State University - College of Science

Date Posted:

May 26 2022 7:16PM

Close Date:

Jun 10 2022

Position Description

The College of Science is seeking a Student Success Coordinator. This is a full-time, 1.00 FTE, 12-month, professional faculty position. The Student Success Coordinator provides direct academic advising and counseling to students in academic difficulty in the College of Science. This includes monitoring academic progress of students, providing academic success interventions, maintaining appropriate program records and resource materials, and providing services designed to improve student retention, completion and graduation rates. The Student Success Coordinator will collaborate across campus to assist in the creation and facilitation/delivery of programs and interventions to improve the academic success of all science students, and facilitate the coordination of processes related to programs and interventions. The Coordinator will utilize data to assess operational efforts and identify trends in student success, advise college leadership on student performance, and make recommendations for program implementation to improve student success and academic performance. The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. Our distinction lies in the depth of our intellectual engagement and the breadth of our scholarly work in the life, physical, mathematical and computational sciences. We offer internationally recognized programs across a broad spectrum of disciplines: biology, biochemistry and biophysics, biochemistry & molecular biology, biohealth sciences, microbiology, zoology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics. The College affirms its strong commitment to student success, and to integration of disciplinary education, research, communication and professional skills development to create scientists poised for career success and lifelong learning. We will recruit and retain a community of doers who value diversity of thought. Our community strives for excellence and inclusivity. The College of Science is deeply committed to upholding the values of anti-racism, diversity, racial justice, and equity – cornerstones of institutional and scientific excellence. Through our rich collection of people, ideas, and perspectives, we engage in a healthy, constructive dialogue to learn, inform our research, and make discoveries. Our Diversity Action Plan informs our work to ensure all have equitable access to succeed in science. We work to embed equity in everything we do and create a climate of trust, understanding, and inclusion. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for this position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or path. If you are unsure whether your experiences meet the qualifications of this position or would like to know who this would be determined, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.


60% Student Success Counseling & Initiative Support
• Provide direct academic counseling service and major guidance to College of Science undergraduates in academic need, and serve as a referral agent to campus partners, including Human Services Resource Center, Financial Aid, Housing, etc.
• Coordinate the Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) Program in the College of Science, working with departmental advisors to support students to degree completion in the major of their choice.
• Serve as a College of Science ambassador on the OSU CARE Team, which supports students in distress and promotes safety, health, and well-being.
• Serve as a proxy to the College of Science Head Advisor to approve petitions for College of Science students.
• Coordinate the development and implementation of an early-warning program for all College of Science students.
• Oversee college student success programs and collaborate with faculty and academic advisors, campus partners and other stakeholders to ensure implementation of programming.
• Maintain up-to-date records and data tracking, as well as written reports and job-related data at the request of the supervisor.
• Assist in the development and coordination of intervention strategies designed to improve academic success and student persistence of undergraduate students within the college, collaborating with faculty and advisors, Academic Success Center, and student support programs that aim to improve success for students from marginalized backgrounds (e.g., LSAMP, STEM Leaders, TRIO, Education Opportunities Program, and others as applicable).
• Coordinates with the ADASA on the Equity Promise Scholarship.

20% First Year Experience and Recruitment
• Coordinate and execute the college START New Student Orientation program for first-year students and new transfer students, including providing orientation presentations.
• Assist the College of Science with on campus recruitment and outreach events.

15% Peer Advisor Management
• Lead and collaborate with the Science Success Center team in managing Peer Advisors for the College of Science, which includes:
• Hiring and training
• Coordination
• Day-to-day management

5% Other Duties as Assigned
• Other duties, including professional development, College and University service, and contributing to the College of Science Diversity Action Plan.

Application Process

To be fully considered, apply by June 3. Position closes on June 10.

Institution Information

Oregon State University is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit for additional information about OSU’s plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Additional Information

Apply online at:
Will need to submit cover letter, resume, and respond to the following question: Describe a time you have worked to increase equity and or diversity. What was the outcome, what did you learn and what would you have done differently?

Contact Information

Gabs James (


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Two years full-time experience in college student support services (e.g., academic advising, registrar’s office, recruitment, and student support work with students form historically marginalized backgrounds).
• Evidence of commitment to educational equity, promoting and enhancing equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and open-mindedness for diverse ideas different from one’s own.
• Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork, written, verbal and public speaking skills.
• Ability to compile and interpret data, apply policy, and explain complex information.
• Ability to take initiative in organizing programs and assessing programs, and preparing advising materials.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
• Demonstrated technology competencies, such as MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and others. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position. Therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 eq seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in college student services education, STEM, social science, counseling, public health, or field related to student development.
• Demonstrated experience working with students in an advising capacity working to support student success.
• Demonstrated experience working with students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
• Background working with college students in STEM fields.
• Demonstrated experience developing undergraduate academic success strategies.
• Evidence of effectively working on a team to promote student success in a collaborative manner.
• Working knowledge of university-level student information systems (e.g., Banner, Degree Works, MyDegrees, etc.).