Civics Academic Professional (Part-Time)

Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The academic services professional will support the two-year Civics Initiative passed by the University of Colorado Board of Regents in February of 2020. The nature of work is to track students’ preparation in civics via high school transcripts of newly enrolled students and student civics participation in courses and activities at UCCS. This is a part-time position with a 30 hour(.75 FTE) time commitment.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report  as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


Job Duties:

The part-time Civics Academic Professional provides data and research support specifically for the Civics Initiative of the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The primary responsibilities assigned to this position are twofold: track students’ preparation in civics via high school transcripts and participation in civics during their academic careers at UCCS.Primary responsibilities include evaluation of high school transcripts to ascertain civics preparation and the recording of that information in a database that can be integrated with our student information system (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions) and/or Central Information Warehouse. Responsibilities include the collecting and reporting of student participation details in regent-approved civics initiatives at UCCS and analyzing passing rates in civics courses, AP exams, and IB exams. The work may include evaluation of course syllabi and student life activities and recording the information. The professional should be familiar with qualitative methods and survey research as well as statistical sampling and data analysis.Additional responsibilities include warehouse querying and reporting to support the initiative; website updates; written and oral reports to diverse internal and external audiences; service on committees; and ad-hoc support for units in Academic Affairs or Student Affairs.The Analyst will abide by the Code of Ethics as published by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and abide by the guidelines set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 

Job Competencies:

Maintains confidentiality and the highest of ethical standardsUses qualitative, quantitative, and survey research skills Uses a variety of software to collect, query, document, and manage data Writes quarterly summary reports for stakeholdersEstablishes and maintains effective and collaborative working relationships with individuals from diverse backgroundsCommunicates effectively in both verbal & written formsMaintains a collegial attitude Detail oriented, conscientious, and meticulous Takes initiative and can work independently while seeking appropriate assistance and guidanceThis position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $23,527  - $30,357

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado 


Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 5/17/2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 6/14/2021.
  • The potential employee start date is 7/1/2021.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learningTwo years experience working in public higher education or secondary education 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency using Excel, SPSS, SAS, Cognos, PeopleSoft (or similar equivalent software)
  • Experience working with student records, transcripts, admissions policies, and FERPA
  • Familiarity with assessment of student life activities
  • Knowledge of course development and learning assessment
  • Experience conducting qualitative and/or survey research
  • Knowledge of statistical sampling (e.g., to select transcripts to evaluate)
  • Knowledge of data warehousing and database management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with CU System and UCCS organizational structure

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve using a computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

    Job Category: Academic Services
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Apr 27, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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