Academic Support Coordinator-Neuroscience

Coppin State University
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:$52,000-$57,000
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Working Title Academic Support Coordinator-Neuroscience

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person Research Professional Position No Posting Number 202300855AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $52,000-$57,000 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 05/29/2023 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. The Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience ( MCIN) Program is an interdisciplinary research and education program at Colorado State University. MCIN is closely aligned administratively with the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS) within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). MCIN is a Special Academic Unit (SAU), overseen by an Academic Oversight Committee including the Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and the Deans of the Colleges of Natural Sciences and CVMBS. Over 30 faculty members in four colleges and ten different departments are members of MCIN. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study of how cells in the nervous system are specified, grow and connect to ultimately control all of the sensory input systems and motor behavior. Neuroscientists conduct research in a variety of systems from cultured neurons and tissues to intact organisms, including humans, to better understand the structure and function of neurons and the brain.

Position Summary

The Academic Support Coordinator plays a critical and supportive role in strengthening program efforts to provide quality advising and promote undergraduate student success. The primary functions are to foster successful transition to the university, engage in innovative and holistic approaches to providing students with strategies and resources for academic success, foster student engagement, assist with timely graduation, and participate in program/college initiatives related to student advising. The duties include advising approximately 200 students in the undergraduate program, supporting transitions, being proactive in outreach and interventions, developing academic plans, maintaining student records, participating in recruiting, orientation programs and retention efforts, serving as advisor for the Neuroscience Student Organization, supporting curriculum and instruction and assisting with the first-year seminar course. The Academic Support Coordinator will work closely with the Neuroscience Undergraduate Program Director and advisors/support coordinators within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, biochemistry, or closely related field with three years of professional academic advising experience working directly with students in a higher education setting OR Master's degree in Student affairs in Higher Education, neuroscience, psychology, biochemistry, or closely related field with one year of professional academic advising experience working directly with students in a higher education setting.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to do detailed work, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast paced work environment
  • Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree in neuroscience, psychology, biochemistry, or related field with three years of professional academic advising experience working directly with students in a higher education setting.
  • Master's degree and five years professional academic advising experience working directly with students in pre-medical or pre-health professional programs
  • Graduate coursework or certification in higher education student affairs or neurosciences.
  • Experience working with student information systems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion evidenced by personal, work, or educational experience
  • 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 Undergraduate Academic Advising


  • While working closely with the undergraduate program Director, provide support to program operations for the neuroscience undergraduate major including the following:

  • Maintain ongoing advising/mentoring relationship starting at first-year and transfer orientation continuing through graduation; identify best practices to implement a developmental advising approach.
  • Provide advising for students seeking the major which includes holding group and/or individual advising sessions, fielding advising inquiries, and completing graduation contracts.
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and updating recruiting and advising publications and undergraduate information both in print and on the web.
  • Participate in University orientation programs including Ram Orientation and Ram Welcome.

  • Participate in student recruitment efforts; meet with and advise prospective students and their guests.
  • Assist with undergraduate program communications projects which are directed at prospective students, current students, and alumni; may include use of social media.
  • Provide direct support for maintaining program records including admissions, enrollment, cohort composition, diversity, demographics, career outcomes, and alumni contacts.
  • Prepare internal and external reports.
  • Participate in program assessment initiatives.
  • Participate in proactive outreach and retention efforts consistent with those recommended by the University Collaborative for Student Achievement.
  • Utilize data to discern patterns of success/difficulty and design strategic interventions.
  • Review contracts for degree processing; prepare for college graduation ceremonies; and attend graduation ceremonies.
  • Assist with special projects as requested, such as developing and implementing advising workshops, report writing, participating in the first-year seminar, writing recommendation letters, and others as appropriate.
  • Engage in training and professional development opportunities.
  • Percentage Of Time 80 Job Duty Category Campus Collaboration/Service/Administration


  • Serve as the advisor for the Neuroscience Student Organization.
  • Facilitate connections that engage students in faculty research and faculty mentoring relationships.
  • Partner with campus resources to facilitate and support student success.
  • Assist with alumni relations including tracking and developing on-going relationships; help to develop philanthropic culture among undergraduate students in collaboration with College Development Office.
  • Provide administrative service to the program/college and initiate special projects as requested.
  • Engage in training and professional development opportunities.
  • Serve as a contributing member of the advising team within the program and across colleges to develop and implement a vision that provides students with comprehensive and holistic advising services to promote student success.
  • Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty Category Participation in Cross-Campus Network of Academic Support Coordinators


  • Develop and utilize advising best practices that combine program-level knowledge and campus-wide perspective.
  • Actively participate in Academic Support Coordinator Network, including sharing of best practices.
  • Participate 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 5

    Application Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references by 11:59pm MT on May 29, 2023. This is a full-time, in-person position on CSU's main campus located in Fort Collins, Colorado. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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    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].

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    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.

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    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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