Student Development and Retention Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Black/African American Cultural Center (B/AACC) is part of the Division of Student Affairs, specifically one of seven Student Diversity Programs and Services offices that support underrepresented students at CSU. B/AACC assists students who identify as or with the Black/African American culture with their transition to Colorado State University and throughout their academic careers by providing support and encouragement for their academic, professional, cultural, and personal development. B/AACC creates mutual opportunities and promotes programs that offer cross-cultural perspectives through partnerships with other Student Diversity Programs. This exchange via cooperative planning allows B/AACC to support all University services. Above all, this inclusive atmosphere committed to cultural and social awareness allows students, staff, alumni and community members to be united in the pursuit of a better future. The purpose of B/AACC is to provide a safe and affirming space for Black/African American students and other students at Colorado State University, while supporting and encouraging students to utilize all resources available to achieve academic and personal success.volunteers and GRIOT (newsletter) staff; help develop marketing materials for office and programs.

Position Summary

Full-time, 12 month position in the Black/African American Cultural Center within the Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster and Division of Student Affairs. This position will have responsibility for coordinating major office programs in supporting student success and retention. In addition, position will collaborate with other SDPS offices, as well as other student affairs and academic departments. This position will also play a key role in the planning and implementation of of MURALS, an undergraduate research symposium that encourages underrepresented student involvement as well as serving as a primary Scholar Contact for Community for Excellence. In addition this position must actively embrace and role model Colorado State University’s Principles of Community

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in program development and implementation
  • Experience with developing and implementing retention initiatives for historically underrepresented students
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination, planning and facilitation of social justice educational programming about topics related to intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression across multiple identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, disability, etc.).

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Earned Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Ethnic Studies, or related field
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate an understanding of the needs and concerns of Black/African students and their families
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated ongoing commitment to social justice advocacy
  • A record of personal and professional initiative, flexibility, and strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience working collaboratively across identity
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with students and colleagues as an educator, advisor, leader, mentor, or role model
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • effectively multi-task in a busy environment

Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Leadership and Programming Duty/Responsibility

  • Develop, coordinate and execute student retention based programs (i.e., Rites of Passage Program, GPS precollege mentoring program, etc.)
  • Serve as a Scholar contact for 1st year incoming students as they transition to college
  • Monitor student transition success to college and make suggestions
  • Support student organizations and events affiliated with BAACC
  • Collaborate with academic and student affairs departments to increase underrepresented students involvement in undergraduate research
  • Execute GPS pre-college mentoring programming efforts in coordination with the Director
  • Serve as a Scholar Contact for the Community for Excellence
  • Serve as a MURALS contact and active participant

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty Category Collaboration Duty/Responsibility

  • Collaborate with SDPS and Division department as well as academic units to support student retention, cultural, leadership and educational programs
  • collaborate with academic and student affairs departments to increase underrepresented students involvement in undergraduate research
  • Participate in Student Diversity Programs and Services cluster, Division of Student Affairs and other campus-wide projects through committee and special activities
  • Serve as a positive role model for Colorado State University students.
  • Establish partnerships to effectively make appropriate referrals
  • Assess programs and student success and make data informed suggestions
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Director, make data informed recommendations for transitional programmatic changes

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category Marketing Duty/Responsibility

  • Responsible for overseeing the designing and maintaining of office website
  • Assist with development of program and office marketing materials, including oversight of brochures, GRIOT newsletter, social media efforts
  • Oversee the utilization of social media as a source of information for existing services, to relay important related office information and announce upcoming events
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Graphic Designer student worker position

Percentage Of Time 15

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by 3/19/2018, 11:59 pm (MT). Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Krell –

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

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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.