Academic Success Coordinator - Mathematics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Nestled beside the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, Colorado is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the U.S.A. Colorado State University ranks as one of the nation’s top-performing research institutions with a record $325 million in research spending in Fiscal Year 2016. The Department of Mathematics has over 240 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students, with currently 31 tenured and tenure-track faculty. More information may be obtained from the Department’s Web page at Information on the city of Fort Collins can be found at

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics is seeking an Academic Success Coordinator who will provide exceptional and proactive academic advising to our undergraduate majors. Primary advising functions include, but are not limited to, assisting students in selecting an appropriate mathematics concentration and navigating through the course requirements, providing open communication with all majors (primarily those in the first two years), identifying and guiding students who might be struggling, and assisting faculty with advisement data as needed for their advisees. Primary activities related to outreach and student success include, but are not limited to participation in University events pertaining to recruitment, orientation, and registration, as well as College of Natural Sciences Academic Success Coordinator meetings, and assist with career advising and some departmental outreach activities. The employee will support the campus priority for a diverse and supportive learning environment.

The Academic Success Coordinator will be employed as a 12 month, special full time Administrative Professional, renewable annually based on positive evaluation and funding.

The Academic Success Coordinator will work in the Mathematics Advising Center, with the Undergraduate Coordinator, guided by the Undergraduate Directors, and will report directly to the Department Chair in Mathematics.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics or related area, from an accredited institution.

One year professional experience working with students in a higher education setting OR one year professional experience with mathematics (or a related field).

Preferred Job Qualifications

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
Professional experience working with student programs in a higher education setting.
Experience with mentoring and advising.
Demonstrated interest in organizing and participating in outreach activities to K-12 students.
Demonstrated commitment to increasing participation of under-represented groups in mathematics.
Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students Duty/Responsibility

  • Participate in comprehensive advising at Ram Orientation.
  • Assume the lead role in advising of first- and second-year students in Mathematics, helping students develop short- and long-term academic plans and advise them on academic requirements, scheduling classes, and administrative procedures related to academics
  • Initial advising of transfer students and assisting with transfer evaluations.
  • Advising of students seeking a minor or a secondary major in Mathematics
  • Develop, maintain and update advising web and canvas-pages
  • Counsel students on career planning including career exploration, decision making, preparation, and job searching

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Proactive advising for student success Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop departmental intervention strategies related to the issues of first- and second-year students, including transitions and major explorations
  • Provide proactive outreach and student tracking with attention to data and patterns of success and difficulty, as well as completion gaps, and continue tracking through graduation
  • Participate in campus-wide intervention strategies to assist students on academic probation and students determined to be “at-risk” such as Early Performance Feedback and Taking Stock program
  • Assess success of departmental and cross-campus intervention strategies

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Participation in the cross-campus network of Academic Support Coordinators Duty/Responsibility

  • Combine department-level knowledge and campus-wide perspectives in advising and intervention
  • Active participation in the Academic Success Coordinator network, including sharing of best practices
  • Participation in campus-wide intervention strategies
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of and make appropriate referrals to campus resources and opportunities in advising and intervention

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Enhance the student connection to faculty Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop departmental programs and strategies to engage students and faculty in mentoring and advising relationships
  • Facilitate undergraduate research and internship opportunities
  • Support faculty advisors of Math Club and Actuarial Club

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Participation in departmental outreach activities Duty/Responsibility

  • Participate in Math Day activities
  • Organize departmental RAM Welcome activities in the week before fall classes begin
  • Develop and organize departmental recruitment activities to attract more mathematics majors, with attention to diversity
  • Facilitate departmental outreach activities targeting K-12 students as well as interested students already on campus.

Percentage Of Time 15% Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications completed by 11:59 pm MT January 16, 2018, are guaranteed full consideration by the departmental search committee. A complete on-line application includes a cover letter with specific details related to the position description, a resume, and a list of at least three references with complete contact information submitted electronically. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Kenneth McLaughlin 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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or CV

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