Athletic Academic Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs in close collaboration with Athletics. Working with all departments across the Institution, the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University encompasses a wide array of departmental services and programs addressing the needs of a student body of approximately 33,000. The mission of SASS is to help student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. The SASS staff is an integral part of a student-athlete’s experience at CSU; helping them to develop holistically both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The programs offered by SASS include academic support, personal and career development, and leadership and outreach opportunities.
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 161,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver, the city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with the amenities of a larger city including a strong public school system, various recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and dining venues. Residents experience a moderate 4-season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

Position Summary

This position assists the department by supporting student-athletes to positively impact their collegiate experience, retention, persistence and graduation. This position will serve as the academic coordinator for the Women’s Softball Team, Women’s Golf Team and a caseload of football student-athletes. This position will assist with the coordination and facilitation of the Lt. Col. John Mosley Leadership Program and serve as the liaison to the Student Diversity Programs and Services, and Athletic Department Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
The John Mosley Leadership Program is designed to acknowledge the experiences and purposefully advance the development of student-athletes of color base on four guiding purposes: Mentorship, Self-Exploration, Community, and Transitional Growth & Leadership.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in area of counseling, student affairs/services, education or sports management, or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics or academic counseling or advising
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and connect with students of all genders and diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience in the holistic development of intercollegiate student-athletes
  • Experience working in a student-athlete support services office at a Division I FBS Institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of NCAA graduation rates and NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP)
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules relating to academic and eligibility standards
  • Proven ability to relate well with students, coaches and university staff
  • Effective management, administrative and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the University
  • Knowledge of and experience working with computerized student records
  • Ability to learn quickly and effectively in a fast-paced, high-stress environment

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 Coordinator fo Football, Softball and Women's Golf Duty/Responsibility

  • Evaluates academic risk levels and develops academic and graduation plans for student-athletes in the sports of Football, Softball, and Women’s Golf and monitor their academic progress in accordance with NCAA, conference and University requirements
  • Meets with individual students and maintaining accurate and complete individual files
  • Implement learning strategies to improve students’ academic performance

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category Coordinator of John Mosley Leadership Program Duty/Responsibility

  • Collaboratively designs curriculum, organizes and facilitates JMLP meetings
  • Helps with recruitment of participants and makes matches of mentors and mentees

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Liaison to Campus Student Diversity Programs and Services (SDPS), and Athletic Department Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Duty/Responsibility

  • Recruits and promotes programs and services offered by the SDPS offices and Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Collaboratively develops a support network for student-athletes from marginalized populations

Percentage Of Time 10

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Interested applicants should upload a resume, and a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 3 professional references are also required. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 12th, 2018 for full consideration.
Applicants needing assistance submitting materials may contact Rebecca Orr at

Conditions of Employment

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

Search Contact Rebecca Orr 970-492-4913

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.