Engineering Goldshirt Senior Coordinator

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Housed within the BOLD Center, the Engineering GoldShirt Program encourages applications for a Senior Coordinator ! The program is designed to provide performance-enhancing support and resources for students from admission and throughout their degree program. The Engineering GoldShirt Program prepares students for success in a traditional engineering program through carefully tailored first-year curriculum offerings, the development of a strong sense of community, and close mentoring and support by GoldShirt staff during their time at CEAS.

The Engineering GoldShirt Senior Coordinator is a key position in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s (CEAS) BOLD Center, built with the intent to improve student recruitment, retention, performance and graduation for students in the Engineering GoldShirt Program. The position will co-lead the design and execution of the vision and direction of the program with guidance from the Engineering GoldShirt Program Manager and other staff.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Engineering GoldShirt program provides an engineering pathway for students historically underrepresented in CEAS. Our purpose is to expand access to engineering and support students through community, academic support and access to resources. We work to ensure the success of these motivated students as they pursue their engineering degrees and become future innovators and leaders.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Advising and Student Support
  • Meet GoldShirt scholars on a regular basis (1-2 times per semester) to learn about their progress and assist with referrals and navigating university systems and resources to support their needs. Assist with group advising for 3rd-5th year students and be available to meet with students on a need basis to support student’s holistic needs.
  • Collaborate with all CEAS advisors to stay abreast of college policies and best advising practices to support students. Collaborate with engineering departmental advisors throughout the College to support Engineering GoldShirt students’ academic course selections, needs and success outcomes.
  • Track midterm grades for first and second-year GoldShirt scholars and end of semester grades for all scholars, and conduct student outreach and coaching for students with academic concerns.
  • Implement incentive programs, including ordering and distributing incentives (sweatshirts, etc.) to students who are eligible and coordinating with the CEAS Scholarship coordinator as needed (GoldShirt Academic Achievement Awards, etc.).
  • Create an informational pathway for students to navigate College/Campus entities: work with financial aid, bursar’s office, CAPS, OVA, SASC, and conduct course enrollment management including adding and dropping courses appropriately, and helping students to understand and abide by University and College rules and policies.
  • Develop and implement professional, academic and personal support programs which target the needs of upper-class GoldShirt students. Collaborate with campus, community and industry partners as needed to accomplish this.

Class Facilitation
  • Instruct the COEN 1510 and 1520 Self-Management & Leadership courses. Design curriculum for both courses by reviewing colleague and student input from course surveys. Post-course content on Canvas and make updates on a regular basis. Evaluate course topics and structure of course each semester.
  • Hire and manage two teaching assistants each year to support the students and instructor.

Programming Oversight
  • Collaborate with Engineering GoldShirt staff and partners to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the students. Review GoldShirt survey results throughout the year and incorporate best-practices in program improvement where necessary. Contribute to and assist in dissemination of and GoldShirt Annual Report to key partners and the College of Engineering.
  • Review and edit the Engineering GoldShirt Program and Scholarship Agreement on a yearly basis, and obtain the necessary approvals from the administrators and the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • In conjunction with the Scholarship Program Manager manage offer letters and update letters as appropriate. Collaborate with the College’s Scholarship Program Manager to report and track scholarship recipients and to discuss other scholarship opportunities from the College. Seek additional scholarship opportunities for students in need.
  • Track students’ academic performance and participation requirements for students in years 1-5 to determine eligibility for scholarship renewal.
  • Track and report student progress and attrition (where they went, when they graduate, what major, what university or college, in STEM or not, etc.). Track contact information, current employers, degrees, etc., of GoldShirt alumni and recruit them to participate in a variety of GoldShirt activities and mentoring opportunities to support current students.
  • Collaborate with BOLD’s Content and Communication Specialist to design to create brochures and to update the GoldShirt webpage as needed. Co-author with the Engineering GoldShirt Program Manager on publications including conference and journal articles.
  • Participate in and support BOLD administration, initiatives, and programs including regular staff meetings, collaboration with colleagues, and general events.

Recruitment and Interview Process
  • Partner with the Enrollment Management and Recruiting team to identify eligible students for the GoldShirt program from the admissions pool, under direction of GoldShirt Program Manager. Initiate contact with students to encourage application and interviews for the GoldShirt program. This includes tracking students who decline the invitation and reasons for the denial.
  • Plan and execute GoldShirt Visit Days which includes student outreach, creating student profile sheets, creating interview processes, managing student and family RSVP’s, scheduling space for GoldShirt Days, planning any other content such as the parent workshop, scheduling campus partners, managing GoldShirt student volunteers, facilitating student panels, ordering meals, and coordinating campus tours.
  • Lead efforts with working group colleagues to: discuss candidates, analyze interview results, and select students to invite to GoldShirt Program.
  • Follow up with students who electronically accept the Engineering GoldShirt Program invitation by tracking confirmations of payment for enrollment deposit or by completing an enrollment deferment form, Housing and Dining Services by completing the Housing application, and paying the housing deposit.
  • Coordinate support with other college partners including the Scholarships Program Manager to ensure students access financial aid support.

Summer Bridge Planning & Implementation
  • Develop and plan the Engineering GoldShirt Summer Bridge Program, in partnership with GoldShirt Program Manager, to include working with conference services throughout the year to ensure accurate requests for space and meals are met, confirming faculty for academic instruction, writing and confirming offer letters for faculty, developing the Summer Bridge schedule including courses, seminars, community building activities, bonding activities, transportation and any other components as the program manager deems necessary.
  • Track the Summer Bridge budget and expenses. Administer Summer Bridge assessments with the Evaluation and Assessment Specialist and review these in a timely manner. Facilitate and supervise implementation of Summer Bridge program and address any issues during the program as they arise.
  • Oversee the implementation of the program.

Hiring and Oversight of Graduate Student and Student Assistant Employees
  • Conduct hiring and training for Graduate Student Employee, GoldShirt Student Assistants, and Teaching Assistant employees, and Peer Mentors for the academic year, in partnership with the GoldShirt Program Manager.
  • Manage and supervise the GoldShirt Graduate Employee, Student Assistants, and TAs, and direct their work in a significant way for the program. Track hours worked and approve timesheets biweekly.
  • Assist mentors with the execution of programming such as community building, academic support, collaboration and social activities.

Partner and Industry Collaboration
  • Collaborate with industry and BOLD Advisory Council to find ways to provide professional development opportunities for students, especially with finding internships.
  • Connect with all GoldShirt students any professional development opportunities by forwarding appropriate emails.
  • Support Industry Partners who offer professional mentors to the BOLD students by communicating and assisting in organizing special events (such as the Ball Sister Program).
  • Support the coordination of the NSF S-STEM Faculty Mentor program by collaborating with CEAS Coordinators.
  • Set up a tracking system for students to document their scholarship requirements using Canvas.
  • Connect with students and faculty to give friendly reminders to host meetings with each other and mediate any concerns.

Event Coordination for GoldShirt and BOLD
  • Direct and/or assist in events, which include, but are not limited to GoldShirt Fall Graduation, Spring Graduation Celebration.
  • With the BOLD Center Coordinator, coordinate dates, time and venues for special events including catering, RSVP’s, and on site management. Recruit colleagues and student staff to support events. Create agenda and organize all components of events.
  • Track student participation using the swipe system and gather student feedback via brief surveys.

What We Can Offer

The starting salary for this position is $55,000 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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • 1+ years of professional, job related experience.

What You Will Need

  • Independent, self-motivated and high quality decision making ability to advance the program’s mission and ensure student success in their undergraduate education.
  • Knowledge and awareness of high impact practices for student development and retention of student from diverse, underrepresented, and marginalized backgrounds.
  • Consistently demonstrates accountability for meeting goals and objectives independently with minimum direction.
  • Ability to work effectively on a diverse team with many different responsibilities and goals.
  • Ability to collaborate with and support outcomes of internal and external partners.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, cultural, political and geographical differences-with ability to work well with faculty, staff and students from around the world.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field (including but not limited to education, higher education, STEM fields, etc.).
  • Five years of program experience working with underrepresented college students.
  • Solid understanding of/experience applying literature and research in engineering education, higher education, student affairs, and support and retention of underrepresented students.
  • Experience instructing and course content design.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  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.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by March 14, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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