Academic Success Coordinator

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Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
26 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Ref
55146
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Design and Merchandising has 13 full-time faculty positions, tenure and non-tenure-track faculty, serving over 500 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students. The department is home to the Avenir Museum, a new facility with a repository of 20,000 historically and culturally significant items of dress, textiles and interior artifacts representing regional, national, and international cultures. The new Richardson Design Center, schedule to open in January 2019, will support a new state-of-the-art creative space to be constructed for students and faculty in programs across campus, including interior design, construction management, apparel design and production, product development, landscape architecture, art, engineering, psychology, entrepreneurship and others. To learn more about Department of Design and Merchandising (DM), visit: http://www.dm.chhs.colostate.edu/

Position Summary

The Academic Success Coordinator for the Department of Design and Merchandising (DM) in the College of Health and Human Sciences is a 12-month, full time Administration Professional position. The Department of Design and Merchandising offers programs of study in two undergraduate majors (Apparel and Merchandising and Interior Design), one minor (Merchandising), and a graduate program.

The Academic Success Coordinator plays an integral role in the Department by providing an innovative and holistic approach to enhancing the student experience and fostering academic success among students in the Apparel and Merchandising and Interior Design programs. The primary roles of the Academic Success Coordinator are to: (1) provide quality academic advising and support to DM students; (2) partner with DM advisors, faculty, and staff to develop and implement student recruitment and retention activities/programs; (3) to serve as advisor for the Design and Merchandising Leadership Team; and (4) teach DM 192 – Design and Merchandising First Year Seminar.

Academic advising and support includes assisting students in their transition to the university environment, engaging students in discussion and exploration around selected programs of study (e.g., major, concentration, minor, honors program, study abroad), encouraging students to actively participate in departmental and university activities and organizations, and supporting students in achieving their goals related to educational attainment/graduation. Specific duties or responsibilities include taking a leadership role in Ram Orientation, RamWelcome (CSU’s freshman/transfer student welcoming event), Spotlight on Design and Merchandising (departmental recruitment event), and CSU student visit days.

The Academic Success Coordinator also is expected to participate in the CSU Cross-Campus Network of Cross-Campus Academic Success Coordinators, with the goal of gaining knowledge/expertise of ‘best practices’ in student advising/success as well as campus resources for students.

This position may require occasional evening and weekend work hours.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) degree in Education, Counseling and Career Development, Student Affairs or related content area
  • Experience working directly with students in a college/university setting
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, computer, and data base management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to manage projects effectively and efficiently
  • Commitment to diversity, professionalism, and team-work

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s of Arts (M.A.) or Science (M.S.) degree in Higher Education, Counseling and Career Development, Student Affairs or related content area
  • Strong oral presentation experience/skills
  • Teaching experience/skills

Diversity 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.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category ACADEMIC ADVISING & STUDENT SUPPORT Duty/Responsibility

  • Enhance the overall ‘student experience’ through thoughtful and efficient advising
  • Facilitate freshman/transfer student transition to the university environment and engage students in discussion and exploration around selected programs of study (e.g., major, concentration, minor, honors program, study abroad) in DM and across the University.
  • Help students to understand DM curricula, to develop short and long-term (i.e., semester vs. multi-year) academic plans, and to meet DM and University requirements for program admittance (apparel design, interior design) and degree completion
  • Coordinate and/or direct departmental tours for perspective students and families (may involve occasional weekends)
  • Encourage students to establish mentoring relationships with academic faculty and to actively participate in departmental and university activities/ organizations
  • Support students in achieving their goals related to educational attainment/graduation; including the ability to offer options and resources to students who are not admitted to the apparel design concentration or the interior design program
  • Lead student retention efforts (per CSU’s outreach and support retention initiatives) through direct communications with ‘at-risk’ students (i.e., students who raise concerns regarding ‘early performance” feedback, non-registration, precipitous GPA change/drop, probationary status, etc.)
  • Coordinate and participate in the completion of student contracts for CSU Degree Completion; and take initiative to communicate and resolve varied issues related to degree completion
  • Develop mastery of ARIES and SSC computer platforms/programs for searching academic and advising history, creating reports, entering overrides, and downloading forms
  • Promote a welcoming environment to each, individual student that reflects CSU’s commitment to diversity/inclusion; develop familiarity with issues certain populations of students may face (nontraditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, veterans, etc.) and incorporate this perspective into fulfilling advising responsibilities

Percentage Of Time 70% Job Duty Category ENGAGEMENT IN CSU NETWORK OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS COORDINATOR Duty/Responsibility

  • Participate in the Academic Success Coordinator (ASC) Network and the Professional Advising Network (PAN)
  • Share/disseminate initiatives from the Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Affairs (ACUA) with department advisors, faculty, and staff as appropriate
  • Build knowledge of ‘best practices’ in student advising/success for implementation in DM, including strategies to enhance student recruitment, retention, and success.
  • Establish familiarity and foster relationships with CSU student-oriented offices and/or organizations, including the Collaborative for Student Achievement, Orientation and Transition Programs, Admissions, the Honor’s Program, the Career Center, Health and Human Science (HHS) Career Development Manager

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category ADMINISTRATIVE, SERVICE, and TEACHING Duty/Responsibility

  • Coordinate and participate in student recruitment and welcoming activities, including RAM Orientation, CSU Connect, RAM Welcome, Spotlight on Design & Merchandising and CSU student visit days
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of retention efforts
  • Work with DM advising team and CHHS Career Development Manager to gather/track data related to student recruitment, retention, and success; including data specific to selected courses, programs, and students
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a comprehensive assessment plan for advising services (ASC Annual Report)
  • Coordinate schedules of advising team members to maximize student access to advising services and to support departmental needs
  • Serve as faculty advisor to the Design and Merchandising Leadership Team (DMLT). DMLT is a selected group of 10-15 students who meet monthly, volunteer in the community, help with departmental events, and meet with and give tours to prospective students and families
  • Teach DM 192 – Design and Merchandising First Year Seminar, 1-credit course (1-2 sections per year)
  • Serve on departmental committees and participate in commencement, as appropriate

Percentage Of Time 20%

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please submit your application by April 20, 2018 by 11:59pm MT. A complete application must include a cover letter describing your education, experience, qualifications and skills specifically related to the position description; a professional resume; and the names and contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior approval of candidiates.

Search Contact Kendra Allen - Kendra.allen@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.

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.