Undergraduate Advising & Recruitment Coordinator

Boulder, CO
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Who we are:

The Advising Center for Excellence (ACE) is housed in the Environmental Design Program as is this position. Our advising center oversees recruitment, advising, and professional development for Environmental Design, Geography, and Environmental Studies.

ACE is a team-oriented environment consisting of the Unit Manager who supervises four Academic Advising Coordinators and an Advising Recruitment Coordinator. Our primary charge is to enhance the performance, retention, and graduation rates of our undergraduate students. To that end, we develop and implement recruitment and advising strategies, activities, and interventions that support the undergraduate educational mission of these programs while providing excellent customer service. There are approximately 600 undergraduate students rostered in the Environmental Design Program, 750 in Environmental Studies and 150 in Geography. These numbers include our students in the Diverse Scholars Program, an academic scholarship program for first-generation and underrepresented students.

What your key responsibilities will be:

The position is housed in Environmental Design and therefore a portion of the responsibilities is directed towards Environmental Design services such as the Student Ambassador and Diverse Scholars programs. In this role, the Recruitment Coordinator will provide additional support to Environmental Studies and Geography to serve as a pre-enrollment advisor to the campus recruitment efforts provided at CU-Boulder.

The Undergraduate Advising and Recruitment Coordinator provides front-line advising for prospective students and their families. As one of our five advising staff members, this professional outreach and recruitment position services the 3 disciplines through a variety of outreach and recruitment responsibilities to help incoming students explore their interests and determine the academic program that is best suited to their long-term academic and career goals.

This position manages the ENVD Student Ambassador Program (8-10 student employees) and provides essential information about ENVD admissions and recruitment, making vital information available to the community through visits and presentations.

The Coordinator serves as the main advisor and program manager for the Diverse Scholars Program, which includes a caseload of approximately 60 undergraduate students. The recruitment & diversity responsibilities are designed to go hand in hand to reinforce the recruitment and diversity initiatives of the advising center.

In the course of advising students about the nature and content of the curriculum and professional disciplines, the coordinator also facilitates the development of mentoring relationships between faculty and undergraduates in the program, and intervenes effectively with students having academic difficulty.

This is a highly collaborative position, cultivating relationships and maximizing networks across campus with a wide-array of offices including Admissions, the Registrar, the Bursar, Financial Aid, Continuing Education, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, the Student Academic Success Center, International Education, Veterans Affairs, Disability Services, Counseling and Psychological Services and Career Services.

The Coordinator also attends and participates in undergraduate academic advising meetings, and sharing program information with other college or campus units, and vice versa. This position contributes to ongoing development and updating of our undergraduate advising team's "best practices."

What we can offer:

The annual salary range for this position starts at $51,000 and will depend upon relevant background and experience. In addition the University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement (with a 2-for-1 employer match), generous paid time off, tuition benefit and RTD ECO Bus 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.

Be professional. Be collaborative. Be effective. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited undergraduate college, university, or non-correspondence school. A combination education and related work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
  • Proficiency in the following applications: Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; Drupal.
  • At least 3 years experience in higher education
  • At least 1 years experience working with historically underrepresented populations, diverse cultures and international populations.

What you will need:
  • Effective verbal, written and cross-cultural communications skills. Able to communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty and staff in multiple academic departments, as well as other University units.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of professional office protocols and professional practices.
  • Pleasant, professional demeanor and a customer-centric work ethic.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
    • Deadlines
    • Manage competing priorities ability to meet deadlines and manage interrelated and/or overlapping tasks. Proven ability to prioritize work, attend to detail and
  • Excellent editing skills and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to take direction while also exercising independent and mature judgment and initiative where required.
  • Ability to interpret, evaluate and apply policies, procedures and rules.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Sensitivity to the impact and implications of decisions on the College and University.
  • Supervisory experience adequate to prepare you to manage eight to ten students (2 FTE) in a complex academic support work unit.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Conversational Spanish, both written and verbal. Fluency preferred.
  • Educational background or other experience in Environmental Design or a related discipline.
  • Experience advising and communicating with parents of college students.
  • Familiarity with the student information and communication systems (e.g. Campus Solutions, Singularity, MyCU.edu, MyCUInfo.edu, etc.).
  • Event management skills
  • Master's degree.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

This position must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty and staff in multiple academic departments, as well as other University units, to advise students about the nature and content of the curriculum and professional disciplines, to facilitate the development of mentoring relationships between faculty and undergraduates in the program, and to intervene effectively with students having academic difficulty.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by October 25, 2017

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. 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 AS ONE DOCUMENT/PDF to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

Please name your document as follows: First-Last-Resume-CL-11381.
During upload, please indicate the type of document to ensure accurate submission.

Job Category: Academic Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10988 - Environmental Design

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 11, 2017

Closing Date: Oct 25, 2017, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00707542


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