Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor: Colorado

Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary: $45,000-$48,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month appointment that includes benefits.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Unit Overview:
The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship is one of five academic units in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. The mission of the Department is to promote interdisciplinary stewardship of rangelands and forests by creating and communicating knowledge to students, land managers, policy makers, scientific peers, and the public. The Department has active programs of teaching, research, and outreach.

• Serve as an advisor to Natural Resources Management, Forestry and Rangeland Ecology degree students.
• Coordinate and work closely with the Department’s Academic Support Coordinator and other departmental staff on a number of tasks, including but not limited to:
o Serving as Department representative to incoming and prospective students and their families;
o Serving as Department representative at University Orientation Programs;
o Assisting students with short-and long-term academic planning;
o Developing a continuous advising relationship with students.
• Serve as lead instructor and facilitator of NR193 FRS First Semester Seminar.
• Support undergraduate students and faculty by utilizing University resources and processes; technology; and advising platforms and networks.
• Take initiative to work effectively, both independently and on teams, with strong attention to detail.
• Applicant must have a strong work ethic, a willingness to serve in a broad variety of roles as needed, and dedication to the mission of the Department.
• Work with the Department Head to communicate the final course schedule for each semester to classroom scheduling.
• Coordinate with WCNR and FRS Communications Staff to maintain and update program and curriculum related materials.
• Implement intentional plans for the Department to engage students and faculty in discipline-related mentoring, professional development and advising.
• Serve on committees as assigned by Department Head.
• Willingness and ability to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends) if needed for special events.
• Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
• Other duties as assigned by the Department Head. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workplace 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.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
Required Qualifications:
The Department is seeking an Undergraduate Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor who will embrace the mission of the Department and facilitate its undergraduate programs. Recipient must have:
• An M.S. or M.A. degree completed by time of appointment.
• Proven program or project management experience working in an academic setting.
• Proven ability to communicate professionally, both written and oral.
• Proven ability to facilitate multiple projects in a highly organized manner.
• Proven ability to develop and maintain communication materials and databases.

Desired Qualifications:
• A degree in Natural Resources or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively advise and mentor undergraduate students on degree requirements, course selection, University policies and University resources available to them.
• Experience developing comprehensive, long-range marketing and communications strategies.
• Experience assisting with management of undergraduate programs including helping faculty members with course and curricular changes.
• Experience with coordination of special events (e.g. workshops, student events, or conferences).
• Experience collecting, analyzing and summarizing data for reporting and program development purposes.
• Interest in, and demonstrated commitment to, interacting with students and their families.
• Demonstrated ability for creative problem solving.
• Experience working collaboratively in teams of academic faculty members or scientists.
• Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.
• Proficiency with the MS Office Suite.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send cover letter, resume and three references by March 5, 2017. To apply and view a full announcement, please visit: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42125.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Paul Meiman at paul.meiman@colostate.edu
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