Military & Veterans Academic Success Coach

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$40,000.00 - $40,000.00
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Military and Veteran Success Center (MVSC) serves veterans, active-duty members, reservists and dependents regarding academic, social and financial needs while they transition from the military to being enrolled students at Colorado State University Pueblo. This includes helping eligible military veterans and their qualified dependents secure their veteran’s education benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.


 Description of Job: The primary role of the Academic Success Coach is to ensure that students receive a positive and holistic experience during their academic career with regard to advising, policies, coursework, career exploration, and extracurricular activities. This position seeks to provide students with a smooth transition into higher education via personal and regular contact so that they do well academically and socially and stay enrolled at CSU Pueblo.

Primary Duties:

Case Mana
  • Provide new military and veteran students pursuing degrees with academic program advising, register, monitor, and maintain a caseload of new and continuing students for a minimum of two academic years.
  • Meet individually and in groups with students to develop structured Student Success Plans and DARS reports.
  • Track student academic progress.
  • Utilize Starfish enrollment management system to identify students at-risk and provide academic interventions as well as make referrals when elicited.
  • Conduct individualized follow-up sessions to provide support to students.
  • Create and present workshops on university policies, degree audits, career exploration, and course registration.
  • Help students in one-on-one meetings to help them navigate the registration process including selecting and registering for classes.
  • Facilitate student connections with other departments on campus including the career center, peer mentors, and the academic department of their major.
  • Assist in the certification of veteran education benefits as a School Certifying Official.           
  • Work closely with the academic departments and faculty mentors to ensure that students are taking correct courses for their major. 
  • Regularly attend department meetings and work individually with faculty and staff from appropriate offices to ensure that related academic by caseload of students are satisfactorily resolved. 
  • Facilitate outreach in the community and coordinate with community partners, community colleges, etc. for students interested in pursuing a college education.
Data Collelction:
  • Collect both quantitative and qualitative data related to each student, major and caseload.
  • Generate reports based on collected data.
  • Conduct program evaluations.
  • Report results of evaluation.
  • Contribute to end­ of-semester and annual reports on student success, persistence and retention.
Ancillary Duties: 
  • Serve on various University Committees. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Understands the impact of cultural and military service on learning. 
  • Must complete and maintain School Certifying Official credential with the Department of Veteran Affairs. 
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task in a faced paced environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with technology including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in education, communications, psychology, or social work. 
  • Demonstrated experience with VA education benefits and Tuition Assistance for Active-Duty Service Members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment and with a diverse population.
  • Experience in higher education. 
  • Demonstrated Experience with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, December 7, 2020 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo

Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect.  The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

About Pueblo, Colorado 

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo 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 (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

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Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.