Job Positions

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Electrical & Computer Engineering


Colorado State University

Date Posted:

Mar 23 2021 12:35PM

Close Date:

Apr 4 2021

Position Description

This position will be responsible for developing and leading a quality, dynamic and successful undergraduate recruiting, advising and retention program for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Serving as the department’s lead recruiter for undergraduate programs, this position will develop and oversee strategic programs and events to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive student body. The incumbent will also serve as the department’s primary academic advisor for all first-year and transfer students. A strong focus is on advising students in the entry year of their ECE undergraduate program, getting them acquainted and connected to the program and the department, and creating academic plans and programming that will result in graduation. This position is of critical importance due to high attrition rates in engineering undergraduate programs. Acting in a leadership role on behalf of the department for the summer orientation program is an essential duty for the person in this position. The successful Undergraduate Program Coordinator will possess a high degree of interpersonal skills, as well as the drive to build quality relationships and touch points to ensure program accomplishments.


Recruitment, retention, outreach- 50%
Academic Advising- 45%
Scholarship Coordination- 5%

Application Process

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Institution Information

As one of the nation’s top public research universities, Colorado State University is a land-grant institution, with enrollment of more than 33,000 students. CSU offers 76 undergraduate degree programs, 114 graduate degree programs, 21 professional master’s degree programs, and a Professional Veterinary Medicine program. CSU’s world-class research and scholarship attract more than $370 million in research funding every year, ranking second nationally in federal research funding for universities without a medical school. Fort Collins is an attractive community of approximately 170,000 located along the Colorado Front Range at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. The city is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. It consistently ranks high on quality of life measures by numerous publications; see for the complete list. The Front Range has developed into a high-tech hub with companies such as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Keysight Technologies, Broadcom, AMD, Xilinx, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Woodward and Northrop Grumman located in or near Fort Collins. The city offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. For more information on Fort Collins, check out the City’s website: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 26 faculty members, 440 undergraduates, and 190 graduate students. It has cross-cutting research programs in biomedical engineering; communications and signal processing; computer engineering; controls and robotics; electric power and energy systems; electromagnetics and remote sensing; and lasers, optics, and applications. In 2015, the National Science Foundation selected the ECE department to lead the nation to scalable and sustainable change in engineering education through its Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program. Impressively, CSU was the first ECE department chosen by the NSF for this highly competitive initiative of national importance. The department participates in the CSU Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC), the CSU-CHILL National Radar Facility, and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. It is home to the headquarters of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology. ECE boasts three Colorado State University Distinguished Professors and one University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, the highest recognition available for CSU faculty. More than 40% of ECE faculty hold IEEE Fellow distinction, and many faculty have courtesy appointments in the departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Systems Engineering and collaborate with faculty in these and other departments across CSU. More information on the department can be found at

Additional Information

Pre-employment criminal background check required. 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. The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Contact Information

Search Chair: Matt Markham,


Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Counseling, Psychology, Marketing, Public Administration, Liberal Arts, or related;
• Two years of experience advising, counseling, recruiting, and/or providing academic support and/or programming for students at the high school or collegiate level;
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with multiple projects and initiatives converging at one time;
• Demonstrated understanding of collegiate student development and awareness of the transition issues of students entering and progressing through higher education;
• Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, collaborating and evaluating student success programs;
• Demonstrated ability developing intervention strategies for supporting the success of students; and
• Demonstrated experience working, interacting, and collaborating with all individuals in a positive manner.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree;
• Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with constituents;
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including virtual presentation skills;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite;
• Experience with Oracle and Banner software systems; and
• Ability to work a flexible schedule