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Academic Success Coordinator (Part Time)

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Liberal Arts


Colorado State University

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Position Description

The Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) plays a supportive role in strengthening departmental and College efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. This position supports an innovative and holistic approach to providing students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to be successful. The primary functions of the ASC are to foster successful transition to the university environment for students in their initial semesters, promote the exploration of majors to ensure students' choice of appropriate major, and promote timely graduation.


  • Advise students in majors as assigned regarding curriculum matters, course offerings, and progress toward their degree
  • Provide comprehensive advising to students establishing continuous advising relationships for the first two years with attention to first and second year students and continue to work with them as needed through graduation, including transition issues
  • Maintain accurate and detailed advising notes through the online system, track advisees' performance at the end of each semester, and provide intentional outreach to particular groups of students such as those students that are on probation
  • Advise students requesting retroactive withdrawals and academic dismissal appeals on how to craft well written appeals and how to develop and communicate a comprehensive action plan for academic improvement and success
  • Performance of advising activities regarding course selection and sequencing, registration, class schedule revisions, and class credit load recommendations
  • Interpret curriculum requirements, options, sequencing patterns and best practices across programs while exploring student's goals, future plans, challenges, and obstacles
  • Approve and administer course substitutions and waivers for degree requirements with prior major department approval
  • Academic Success Coordinators are trained to provide primary and secondary support to two or more CLA academic departments and advice for any academic unit
  • Applicants will work in any CLA academic department or several as assigned
  • Understand issues confronting under-represented students, ethnically diverse, military veterans, non-traditional aged, parents, disabled students, International, etc. and help them navigate how and what resources to use as well as gain confidence and connection in order to achieve their personal and professional goals
  • Learn new technology and tools that are designed for student success and integrate them into a balanced and holistic approach to advising as time allows
  • Act as mentors and advocates and professionally communicate with students or families who are upset about complex academic policies, individual courses or grades, and/or tuition assessment and lead them to understanding and resolution
  • Interpret conflict management and conflict resolution decision-making skills when working with dissatisfied individuals. Interpret, apply and enforce University and College of Liberal Arts policies and procedures, as well as State and Federal laws
  • Model personal and professional ethics in every decision made
  • Develop and manage registration processes and procedures to ensure students are registered consistent with university deadlines
  • Foster successful transition to the university for first year and transfer students
  • Implementation of strategic interventions, initiating proactive outreach with at risk students and participate in retention and grade monitoring activities and assist students in academic difficulty, on probation, and those who are considering withdrawing from the University
  • Assist new students in transitioning to and navigating the collegiate experience, developing more sophisticated decision making skills, and utilizing campus resources
  • Track students on academic probation and provide referral to necessary resources

Application Information

Institution 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.

Additional Information

  • 30 hours/week
  • $30,000/annually

Contact Information

Dakota Cotner 970-491-3117


Required Qualifications

  • M.A. required in a liberal arts discipline or a BA in a liberal arts discipline and a master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education/College Personnel Administration or Counseling or Career Counseling or a related master's degree
  • 1 year experience working directly with students in a college/university setting;
  • Strong presentation or teaching experience as well as strong written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively;
  • Academic advising experience;
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated experience in creating an inclusive and welcoming work atmosphere for colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Experience working with data and producing reports