Academic support coordinator for Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Dept

Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (posted 10/26/12)
Colorado State University
Academic Support Coordinator

The Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FWCB) is seeking
two Academic Support Coordinators to help strengthen efforts to provide
quality undergraduate advising and instruction and to promote undergraduate
student success. Each Academic Support Coordinator will be a 12‐month
Administrative Professional position.
FWCB is one of five Departments in the Warner College of Natural Resources
at Colorado State University. Undergraduate enrollment ranges between 350‐
400 students who concentrate their studies in Wildlife Biology, Fisheries
and Aquatic Sciences, or Conservation Biology. The mission of the Department
is to expand the frontiers of scientific knowledge through our broad‐based
expertise in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife. We teach
students to think critically about environmental issues, gain the skills to
formulate solutions to pressing conservation problems, and become
ecologically literate citizens able to effectively communicate publically.
The training gained through our degrees provides the foundation for students
to be successful in graduate school and in careers in academia, natural
resource agencies, private industry, and non‐governmental organizations.

Required Qualifications:
         M.S., M.A., or Ph.D completed by time of appointment with at
least one degree in fish or wildlife biology, ecology, or closely related
natural resource or biological science field
・         Practical experience or demonstrated ability in advising and
teaching at the undergraduate level

Desired Qualifications:
・         Keen interest in and desire to advise and mentor undergraduate
students about educational and career goals in fish, wildlife, and
conservation biology
・         Proven ability to facilitate multiple projects in a highly
organized manner
・         Excellent skills in learning and applying technological tools in
the classroom and to gather, analyze, and present student data to faculty
and administration
・         Creativity, leadership, and ability to work with diverse groups
of people
・         Excellent communication skills
・         Experience developing education, outreach, and training programs

The Academic Support Coordinators will embrace the mission of the Department
and facilitate its undergraduate programs through advising and teaching. One
of the positions will focus on undergraduate progress and retention as part
of the campus‐wide network of Academic Support Coordinators. Specific
duties will include:

・         Develop, coordinate, and deliver programming on desired outcomes,
such as 2‐ and 4‐year completion plans and success portfolios for academic
and co‐curricular activities
・         Work with faculty to facilitate mentoring, advising, and
experiential learning for undergraduate students
・         Develop familiarity with issues faced by certain populations of
students (e.g., non‐traditional students, students from a diverse
background, first generation college students, transfer students) and
develop advising approaches accordingly
・         Assist with the completion of course overrides and overloads
・         Maintain accurate and detailed information within student files
and on‐line advising tools
・         Aid in the implementation of a plan to work with Academic
Probation students and address the cause of the student’s difficulty
・         Work with student clubs and organizations

・         Track summary success indicators; measure progress of individual
students and groups of students (e.g., concentrations)
・         Participate in a comprehensive assessment plan for advising,
engagement, experiential learning, and preparation for students to
transition from CSU to careers and further study
・         Utilize information provided by other assessments to best meet
needs of major groups in the college as well as individuals
・         Conceptualize, gather, and analyze data to assess efficacy of
college programming and desired outcomes (e.g., time to graduation, success
upon graduation, performance in keystone courses, use of campus resources)

Campus Collaboration/Service/Administration
・         Conceptualize, create, and deliver programs for interventions to
remove impediments to student success indicated by data on student
・         Partner with Career Center, Academic Advisors, other Academic
Support Coordinators, Faculty, Center for Advising and Student Achievement,
Housing and Dining Services, University Honors Program, Cultural Centers,
and other campus offices to facilitate and support student success
・         Serve as a contributing member of the Academic Support
Coordinator Network at the College and University level to share best
management strategies to promote student success
・         Participate in a variety of training and professional development
opportunities; collaborate with faculty to implement best practices to focus
efforts on a holistic approach to student success; serve on Department

・         Instruct at least one undergraduate course per academic year in
fish, wildlife, and conservation biology; natural resources; ecology; or
general biology depending on candidate’s background and Department need

Salary: $48,000 plus University benefits for 12 months

Start Date: Negotiable, but as soon after January 2, 2013 as possible

Application Procedure: For full consideration send cover letter, resume, and
three references by November 9, 2012 to:‐opportunities.html
Submit materials as a single Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Contact Information:
Dr. Kevin Crooks
Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
115 Wagar
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523‐1474

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation,
disability, or genetic information. 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.

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.