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Academic Advising Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Center for Academic Services and Advising


Colorado School of Mines

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Position Description

Under the direction of the Director for the Center for Academic Services and Advising (CASA), the Academic Advising Coordinator (AAC) will support the academic progression of Mines students via holistic and developmental academic advising. In addition, the ACC will administer various academic support services, retention efforts, and supplemental instruction offerings in collaboration with academic faculty and administration. Broadly, the AAC will uphold established national standards for academic advising and academic support while upholding the mission of Colorado School of Mines. This is a full time, 12-month, administrative faculty professional exempt position.


  • Academically advise first and second year undergraduate students
  • Provide routine communication and outreach (individual and group) with a pre-assigned set of approximately 500 students
  • Provide accurate and timely assistance/guidance to students with course planning, registration, and class scheduling including those with complex transcripts (i.e. AP/IB advanced credit, transfer students, non-traditional, etc.)
  • Provide consistent and thorough record keeping of all student contact and advisement including pre- and post-advising session notes
  • Provide proactive and reactive communication to academic faculty in need of assistance and support for advising purposes, including upper division advising assistance.
  • Provide assistance with transition as a student progresses to their identified and declared major(s).
  • Provide assistance and support to student families and prospective student/families
  • Offer individualized and research-backed academic coaching assistance to students seeking to improve their academic performance at Mines.
  • Oversee the Peer Education program, including Tutoring and Core Supplemental Instruction (CSI) which includes recruiting and hiring student staff, development and delivery of training, and supervision and management of the Peer Educators
  • Provide management and oversight of all associated outreach, programming, and instructional materials.
  • Under the oversight of CASA leadership, provide management of the Peer Educator payroll and operating budget. 
  • Work collaboratively with campus departments including Residence Life, Student Activities, Faculty in CASA, etc.
  • Other responsibilities include coordinating logistics for CASA programs such as Pre-Finals Workshop, M-Climb, Major Exploration Fair, etc.  The ACC is responsible for overall planning, budgetary needs and marketing of events.
  • Serves on various university ad hoc committees and assist with all Student Life programs, events and specialty weekend.
  • Of Note: The ACC will sporadically work late-night and weekend hours, as needed. The ACC is expected to abide by FERPA and privacy regulations with all confidential student material.

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Institution Information

Founded in 1874, Mines was the first public institution of higher learning to open its doors in Colorado. Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering and applied sciences. We are committed to serving the people of Colorado, our nation and the global community in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s resources. Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering college in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges.Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play.

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Contact Information

Deb Wernli


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelors’ degree and a masters’ degree from an accredited institution of higher education are required. 
  • Must have professional experience with college students in an advising, mentoring, or leadership role and must demonstrate professional oral and writing communication skills, strong organizational and project management skills, strong public speaking skills and proficiency with computer software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with Tutoring or Supplemental Instruction (SI)A masters’ degree in a relevant field such as higher education administration, educational leadership, educational psychology, curriculum and development, etc.
  • Employment as a full-time academic advisor and/or academic support or student support specialist in a college or university setting for two or more years.
  • Advising or teaching experience with an engineering/applied science setting.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity of perspective.
  • Experience supervising employed (defined as paid) students.