Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
$45,000 - $48,000
28 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship is one of five academic units in the Warner College of Natural Resources. The mission of the Department is to promote interdisciplinary stewardship of rangelands and forests by creating and communicating knowledge to students, land managers, policy makers, scientific peers, and the public. The Department has active programs of teaching, research, and outreach.

Position Summary

The person in this position will advise undergraduate students in the Natural Resources Management, Forestry, and Rangeland Ecology degrees. The incumbent will coordinate and work closely with the Department’s Academic Support Coordinator and other departmental staff on advising. The incumbent will serve as lead instructor of NR193 FRS First Semester Seminar. Incumbent will work with the Department Head to finalize and communicate the final course schedule and classroom scheduling for each semester, and will work with communications staff to maintain and update curriculum related materials. The position is central to our ability to provide excellence in advising students successfully through our degree programs.

Required Job Qualifications

• An M.S. or M.A. degree completed by time of appointment.
• Proven program or project management experience working in an academic setting.
• Proven ability to communicate professionally, both written and oral.
• Proven ability to facilitate multiple projects in a highly organized manner.
• Proven ability to develop and maintain communication materials and databases.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• A degree in Natural Resources or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively advise and mentor undergraduate students on degree requirements, course selection, University policies and University resources available to them.
• Experience developing comprehensive, long-range marketing and communications strategies.
• Experience assisting with management of undergraduate programs including helping faculty members with course and curricular changes.
• Experience with coordination of special events (e.g. workshops, student events, or conferences).
• Experience collecting, analyzing and summarizing data for reporting and program development purposes.
• Interest in, and demonstrated commitment to, interacting with students and their families.
• Demonstrated ability for creative problem solving.
• Experience working collaboratively in teams of academic faculty members or scientists.
• Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.
• Proficiency with the MS Office Suite.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Advising Duty/Responsibility

• Serve as an advisor to Natural Resources Management, Forestry and Rangeland Ecology degree students.
• Coordinate and work closely with the Department’s Academic Support Coordinator and other departmental staff on a number of tasks, including but not limited to:
o Serving as Department representative to incoming and prospective students and their families;
o Serving as Department representative at University Orientation Programs;
o Assisting students with short-and long-term academic planning;
o Developing a continuous advising relationship with students.

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Administrative Duty/Responsibility

• Support undergraduate students and faculty by utilizing University resources and processes; technology; and advising platforms and networks.
• Take initiative to work effectively, both independently and on teams, with strong attention to detail.
• Willingness to serve in a broad variety of roles as needed, and dedication to the mission of the Department.
• Work with the Department Head to communicate the final course schedule for each semester to classroom scheduling.
• Coordinate with WCNR and FRS Communications Staff to maintain and update program and curriculum related materials.
• Implement intentional plans for the Department to engage students and faculty in discipline-related mentoring, professional development and advising.
• Serve on committees as assigned by Department Head.
• Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Other duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Percentage Of Time 45 Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

• Serve as lead instructor and facilitator of NR193 FRS First Semester Seminar.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials consiste of: Resume/CV, Cover letter and three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Start date is anticipated to be April 1, 2017.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Paul.Meiman@colostate.edu

EEO Statement

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.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.