The Department of Biology at Colorado State University has established a team of Academic Success Coordinators (ASCs) to promote student retention and success through a variety of advising and program activities designed to assist students in making critical transitions, developing academic plans, connecting with academic units and campus resources and engaging with learning communities. The team of ASCs emphasize and enhance students’ abilities and they support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment. The Department of Biology seeks an individual who will join the advising team and strengthen departmental efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The ASC will be a full time, regular, administrative professional position. This position will support an innovative and holistic approach to providing students with the assistance, guidance and resources necessary to be successful. The primary functions of the ASC will be to foster successful transition to the university environment by students in their initial semesters, to promote appropriate choice of majors and use of action plans to support timely graduation. The ASC, in collaboration with faculty, will promote undergraduate student success by working directly with students majoring in Biological Science, Botany and Zoology to foster their academic success. The ASC will work closely with the Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Programs, Undergraduate Coordinator, Curriculum Committee and other advising staff, and will report to the Biology Department Chair.
• Master’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Human Services, Psychology, Education, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or a related field, with one year of professional experience • OR Bachelor’s degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Human Services, Psychology, Education, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or a related field, with three year’s professional experience working directly with students in a higher education setting to provide academic advising, and/or conducting student development activities such as orientation, multicultural affairs, residence life, and career services.
• Excellent communication skills, including clear and succinct written communication, presentation, and computer skills • Demonstrated awareness and understanding of issues facing students from under-represented groups, experience with students from diverse backgrounds and commitment to diversity and inclusion • Educational background in science coursework, especially Biology, Botany or Zoology • Self-motivated team player with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience