Assistant Student Success Projects Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
03 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

An important part of the student success effort are the Integrated Planning and Advising Services, or IPAS, which provide a set of informational and data tools to inform advisors and students, and track student progress. The Assistant Student Success Projects Coordinator supports the IPAS initiative by serving as the bridge between the users of advising systems and information and the technology staff to coordinate the implementation of system interfaces and data integration. The intended results of this integrated approach of advising systems and data are improved advising, and increased retention and graduation rates. The position also manages the Landing Page projects, planning and monitoring the steps toward development and implementation of the Web-based sites that serve as the informational and resource hubs for students and advisors.

The Assistant Student Success Projects Coordinator reports to the Student Success Projects Manager who reports to both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The Assistant Student Success Projects Coordinator’s work is highly collaborative, and so the position works closely with many offices on campus such as the Registrar’s Office, Information Systems and the Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA).

The position receives guidance from their supervisor and staff from the Registrar’s Office, Information Systems, CASA, and Vendor Company contacts.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, liberal arts, natural sciences, or applied sciences
Two years full-time professional experience (2 years in a 20 hr a week graduate experience equals 1 year of professional experience) working in higher education programs or organizations focused in areas of student success, enrollment services, advising, student affairs, retention, or graduation efforts
Experience managing projects including developing a plan and coordinating implementation of projects
Demonstrated experience collaborating across multiple units simultaneously

Preferred Job Qualifications

Master’s degree
Experience with higher education advising and systems used in support of advising efforts
Demonstrated ability to interact with technology staff in implementing new processes and capabilities
Experience with assessment and assimilation of feedback for review with stakeholders
Understanding of data integration, information transmission, and API’s
Familiarity with Excel and database programs
Commitment to diversity as demonstrated by active involvement in initiatives to promote diversity and or enhanced learning experiences through diverse environments
Proven ability to relate well to constituencies at all levels: students, administrative leaders, faculty, and staff
Knowledge and experience in academic advising
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and presentation skills
Excellent human relations skills
Knowledge of the Education Advisory Board (EAB) Student Success Collaborative Campus (SSC Campus) platform

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

Student Success Technology: Interface Implementation


  • Collaborate with campus partners to plan and implement technology interfaces and data integration of technology tools that support student success.
  • Develop project plans by initiating and coordinating communication among the stakeholders including advisors, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Gather feedback/input from campus partners to develop a plan of action for project implementation.
  • Coordinate with partners across campus in the Registrar’s Office, Information Systems, and CASA to implement systems and processes in a timely manner that move data in and out of various systems for a seamless flow of information and easy access by advisors, faculty, and students.

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Job Duty Category

Student Success Technology Advisor and Staff Training


  • Create training tools and advising resources that are integrated with on-going advisor training and advising website information.
  • Deliver required training(s) that permits staff to access advising systems and tools.
  • Coordinate delivery of training content and mechanisms – the Student Advising Network, Student Outreach Tools, Degree Audit, Course and Degree Planner, and SSC-Campus – to ensure advisors and staff understand and can apply advising tools effectively.
  • Initiate regular contact to work closely with and assist staff in the Registrar’s Office and CASA who utilize advising tools, advisor training, and advisor outreach.

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Job Duty Category

Student Success Technology Administration


  • Serve as liaison between system users and technology staff to develop technology interfaces that are easy to understand and access.
  • Facilitate the process to gain access to various advisor technology tools for academic advisors and student support network staff across campus.
  • Respond to inquiries about access and functionality of the systems
  • Plan strategically with technology staff to implement fixes, upgrades, and enhancements of technology systems and tools.
  • Maintain updated list serves and advisor profiles.

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Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted prior to applicant notification.

A completed application for the position will include a cover letter and resume stating intent and qualifications for the position. References will be collected through the CSU jobs system.

For those needing assistance with submitting application materials, please contact Amy Dinise-Halter at 970-491-5312.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Amy Dinise-Halter; 970-491-5312

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.

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