McNeill Academic Program Coordinator

Boulder, CO
May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The McNeill Academic Program in the Student Academic Success Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is accepting applications for a Program Coordinator. As a multicultural learning community, McNeill services over 500 first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, and other nontraditional students participating in its 4-year program of academic, personal, and professional support services.

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director and plans, organizes, and implements program activities: the outreach cycle of recruitment, admissions, and orientation; the retention cycle of advising, instruction, and enrichment activities; and the financial cycle of budget, procurement, and reconciliation, including scholarship disbursement and work study requests. Specifically, the Program Coordinator trains and supervises student staff; coordinates workshops, events and enrichment opportunities; coordinates student assignments to an academic coordinator, maintains participation and scholarship records; and provides individual and small-group advising. This position requires collegiality, professionalism, and problem-solving under a high-volume, highly collaborative workload.

Key Responsibilities

Academic Coordination 50%

Provides individual and small group advising. Maintain knowledge of current advising practices and theories in building advising relationships with students.

  • Academic Coaching on an individual basis with students
  • Provide pro-active, regular, consistent, individualized academic and personal support to a caseload of students over the course of their undergraduate experience. Advocate on behalf of all students, providing targeted and tailored support and services based on identified risk factors including academic, financial, and psycho-social factors with specific attention to under prepared, under served and/or traditionally underrepresented students in higher education. Assist students in developing individual plans for success that are goal- and action-oriented.
  • Position assists students with academic planning, monitors student academic performance with the purpose of supporting student success through graduation, solves problems proactively and documents efforts and outcomes using established data management systems.

Program coordination 20%

In a student development framework, work with the McNeill team to organize McNeill student events to build academic success, including workshop teaching and facilitation. Events include: New Student Welcome, McNeill Program orientation, McNeill Academic Intensive, Graduation, etc.

  • Coordinate workshop series through the academic year.
  • Maintain working relationships with campus and community partners to bring workshop offerings to students
  • Coordinate components of programming for summer New Student Welcome
  • Deliver presentations to incoming students at New Student Welcome and McNeill Program Orientation
  • Coordinate implementation of McNeill Program Orientation components

Student Records and Training 20%

Maintains student records, including participation requirements, success plans, and scholarship disbursements. Coordinates leadership and training opportunities with oversight of the McNeill Student Advisory Board, and McNeill Student Assistants.

  • Coordinate process of enrolling students into the program, including maintaining updated program application process and managing process to assign student to academic coordinator
  • Coordinate McNeill Student Advisory Board (SAB). Work with this student leadership component with recruitment, training, and staffing to provide the structure for the SAB to provide distinct leadership and input to the McNeill Academic Program.
  • Oversee McNeill scholarship application process, including outreach, selection process, communication with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Supervise McNeill Program office student staff to provide a professional and welcoming environment and respond to program inquiries; manage student staffing of the office and manage system to ensure completion of administrative tasks
  • Coordinate McNeill student leader trainings

Outreach and Advocacy 10%

Coordinates program communication and marketing, including maintenance of program websites and social media platforms. Coordinates collaborative programming with other SASC programs and campus or community partners.

  • Manage website maintenance
  • Create marketing materials for events and program, including flyers and social media
  • Collaborates or coordinates efforts with appropriate SASC programs and personnel as needed to leverage available resources and to avoid duplication of services.
  • Build and maintain collaborative programming with campus partners, represent McNeill Program at campus meetings, including the LEAD Alliance, select committees, and in the larger Boulder community.

What We Can Offer
Salary range starting at $42,000/annually.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require
A bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from an accredited college or university.

What You'll Need

Strong interpersonal skills and multicultural competencies.

Ability to develop online courses in a learning management system like Desire 2 Learn, or willingness to learn.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability working independently and in a collaborative team environment.


What We'd Like

MA in education, non-profit administration or related field that demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge of undergraduate student development.

At least 2 years of experience working with first generation, low-income, and/or traditionally underrepresented students in the areas of instruction, advising, counseling or mentoring.

At least two years of experience in higher education providing student retention services.

Demonstrated knowledge (theoretical and practical) in academic, personal, and professional development of first-generation and low-income students.

Experience overcoming barriers similar to the target population to be served.

Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive support services to disadvantaged populations.

Demonstrated conversational fluency in Spanish.

Experience building connections and collaborative partnerships with the community.

Alum of the McNeill Academic Program or similar program.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by May 15, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Name-(Job Number).
Please do not upload references at this time. References will be requested separately for potential finalists.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10426 - Student Acad Svcs Ctr

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00730106


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