Academic Success Coordinator

Coppin State University
June 05, 2023
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Working Title Academic Success Coordinator

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202300863AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range 48,000-51,000 Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/05/2023 Description of Work Unit

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation's leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities. Throughout its history, the School of Social Work at Colorado State University has made a continuous effort to develop and maintain a program that is responsive to three distinct, but related, interests: 1. the profession of social work as represented by the Council on Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards; 2. the human services agencies and clients in the state, the region, the nation, and the globe; and 3. the land-grant oriented mission and goals of Colorado State University. The School of Social Work at Colorado State University ( CSU) is part of the College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS). We offer bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in social work, along with a dual master's degree in social work and public health and multiple graduate certificates. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Mission: The School of Social Work strives to create an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and liberatory learning community. We prepare leaders who demonstrate excellence in practice, research, advocacy, and community engagement across local and global settings. More information on all School of Social Work programs can be found on our website: https: // www.

Position Summary

The Academic Success Coordinator within the School of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Sciences is a 12-month, full-time position. The Academic Success Coordinator plays a critical and supportive role in strengthening School efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. This position supports an innovative and holistic approach to providing students with the assistance, guidance, and resources necessary to be successful. The primary functions of the Academic Success Coordinator are: to foster successful transition to the university environment by students in their initial semesters, promote career exploration to ensure students' choice of appropriate major, elevate the shared mission of the University and School with respect to Diversity Equity, and Inclusion, and promote timely graduation. Academic Success Coordinators, in collaboration with faculty, play a critical role in promoting undergraduate student success. The Academic Success Coordinator works directly with students majoring in social work in order to foster their academic success by developing, implementing and monitoring an action plan for success. As the Bachelor's in Social Work (BSW) program is one of the most diverse at CSU, this ASC must be skilled in working with students who hold varied and intersecting identities, including diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, first generation students, Pell-grant-eligible students, international students, students with DACA status, students who speak multiple languages, students who are LGBTQIA+, and others. The Academic Success Coordinator's duties include: providing pre- admission and post-admission advising to Social Work students, connecting enrolled students to faculty, maintaining student records, collaborating with School of Social Work colleagues and representatives from other campus offices, and teaching the SOWK 120: Professional Development course and possibly additional courses in the BSW program. The Academic Success Coordinator works closely with the Field Education team, BSW Instructors, undergraduate Student Ambassadors, and School of Social Work faculty, and reports to the Director of the BSW Program. We are seeking someone who is committed to recognizing and confronting implicit biases and racism as a role model and advocate, and someone who is constantly striving to act in ways that affirm and support students, staff, faculty, leadership, alumni, and communities with whom they engage. We seek diversity and inclusion in our faculty, staff and students to broaden students' academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity and inclusion through mentoring, teaching, leadership, and/or service, as well as demonstrate effort in or commitment to collaboratively creating a more equitable society and world.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Graduate Degree in Social Work (MSW) and a minimum of 2 years social work experience
  • Presentation and/or teaching experience
  • Identified contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity and inclusion through mentoring, teaching, leadership, and/or service
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish with minimum of conversational ability
  • Experience with Collegiate Student Diversity Programs and Services
  • Experience advising or otherwise supporting first generation students
  • Demonstrated written communication skills as evidenced by application materials
  • Experience with data gathering and interpretation
  • Experience living within or collaborating with institutionally under- resourced communities
  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with diverse students as an instructor, advisor and/or mentor
  • 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 Teaching


  • Instructor for up to 6 credits per semester of baccalaureate-level curriculum
  • Provide support for students outside of class through office hours, responses to questions, and connection to additional supports as needed
  • Other teaching duties as assigned.
  • Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Student Support/Advising


  • Provide comprehensive advising for transfer students and incoming first year students
  • Participate and advise potential students at all advising fairs
  • Direct departmental tours for prospective students and families (may involve occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Coordinate visitation for prospective transfer students
  • Assist current students, prospective students and their families to understand the Social Work major and opportunities within the School, acting as the first contact with the undergraduate program
  • Act as key advisor for the School of Social Work undergraduate program
  • Provide pre-admission advising to students considering the Social Work major
  • Work with students to develop and update a personalized academic plan
  • Provide support for students experiencing difficulty in coursework
  • Create systems to identify and develop specialized supports for social work students experiencing academic difficulty
  • Tracking of students who have low GPA's or have not completed prerequisites.
  • Act as the source of information for students experiencing difficulties that need intervention
  • Host information sessions for relevant post-graduation opportunities
  • Develop information sessions for seniors who are interested in graduate school
  • Examine data from university provided indicators for social work majors who need follow-up and intervention
  • Assist in data collection
  • Develop connections to campus resources and opportunities
  • Develop familiarity with issues certain populations of students may experience (e.g., non-traditional students, students of color, first generation college students, transfer students, veterans, etc.) and incorporate this perspective into developmental advising approaches developing programmatic supports as needed.
  • Facilitate and promote the honors program for social work majors
  • Serve as member of the SOSW Committee for Social Justice
  • Other student support/advising duties as assigned.
  • Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Participation in Cross-Campus Network of ASCs


  • Develop and utilize advising best practices that combine department level knowledge and campus-wide perspective
  • Actively participate in the Academic Success Coordinator Network, including sharing of best practices
  • Participate in campus-wide intervention strategies
  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of campus resources and opportunities, particularly for first-generation students, Pell-grant eligible students, students with DACA status, students who speak Spanish as a first language, and international students
  • Participate and attend all key advisor trainings
  • Other cross-campus duties as assigned
  • Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Enhancing Connections to Faculty Outside of Class


  • Implement intentional plans to engage students and faculty in mentoring relationships
  • Facilitate connections that engage students in faculty research
  • Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Service


  • Provide service to the School, College, and/or campus through committee work, ad hoc service, and special projects as requested by the Director of the School of Social of Work
  • Percentage Of Time 10%

    Application Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicant materials should include:

  • Current Resume/CV
  • List of three professional or academic references (this will be requested within the application system, and will not be an additional required material)
  • Letter of Interest including a description of demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity. In the letter please address the listed job qualifications and CSU's Principles of Community.
  • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Please ensure that all required qualifications (and preferred qualifications, as applicable) are addressed in application materials.

    Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Dana Gaines, [email protected] 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/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University 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 and equal access institution and 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 Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected].

    The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

    The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

    Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

    Background Check Policy Statement

    Colorado State University 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 for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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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  • Resume
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