Undergraduate Research Support Coordinator

Colorado, United States
$47,000.00 - $47,000.00
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary 

This is a full- time grant funded position that provides support for students involved in undergraduate research, with an emphasis on biomedical research and research related to One Health. The primary objectives for the person successfully hired into this position are to foster the professional development of undergraduate student researchers and promote interdisciplinary undergraduate research related activities.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • MS in a One Health field with a focus on biomedical research  
  • Experience with undergraduate research  
  • Demonstrated student mentorship experience  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working  

       with broadly diverse communities  

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)  
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to complete tasks within strict timelines  
  • Familiarity and/or willingness to work with Excel and Office 365 cloud functionalities  
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships across academic units and with         

       other  offices on campus  

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience or certification in related areas of professional development (e.g. Responsible Conduct of Research certification)   


Major Responsibilities 

Research specific core duties:  

  • Develop and deliver workshops related to student post-graduation success, specifically related to:  
  • NIH-approved Responsible Conduct of Research training for students and faculty  
  • Writing personal statements for graduate and/or professional school   
  • One Heath, biomedical and STEM resume development  
  • Professional and graduate school applications – timing and process  
  • Assist students with the construction of posters for presentation for professional meetings  
  • Coordination and marketing of:   
  • STEM-and One Health-based seminars  
  • Undergraduate research experiences  
  • Graduate school recruiting visits  
  • Work with appropriate institutional departments on recruiting students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, into science-based (i.e., research, externship) co-curricular activities   
  • When appropriate, work with faculty in hosting regional One Heath, biomedical and STEM based conferences    

Research based academic support duties:  

  • Work with the Student Success and Advising Office to directly advise students interested in One Heath, biomedical and STEM based fields.  
  • Work with Career Services to:  
  • Help students identify and obtain One Heath, biomedical and STEM based internships and external field-specific experiences, such as summer research and public health practice opportunities   
  • Assist students with writing resumes and personal statements for One Heath, biomedical and STEM based careers and graduate/professional programs.  
  • Assist Academic Success Coaches with academic coaching related to developing academic success plans, time management and organizational skills and study skill   
  • Teach One Heath, biomedical and STEM based courses (dependent on background and expertise)  
  • Coordinate with and support the Committee on High Impact Learning  


Other responsibilities: 

  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  

Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  


Salary is $47,000 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 




Application materials received by March 7, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

The position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.  

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Molly Wieser  

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7241 wieser_m@fortlewis.edu  

Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182 djpirrone@fortlewis.edu  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.