The purpose of the Circle Back Initiative is to engage with
students who seek to take time off/away from FLC, creating
sustained connections with the students and providing alternatives
to stopping out. The Circle Back Coordinator is a full-time
staff member in the Academic Hub who will manage the Circle Back
program, a new case management initiative for students
taking between one semester and three year’s time off/away from
Fort Lewis (this includes students who are taking a break from FLC
and are not enrolled in any credits as well as students taking time
away from campus while still being enrolled in some number of
credits). The Circle Back program will identify eligible students
through collaboration with faculty and staff across campus, develop
interventions to support the students’ success, maintain
personalized and responsive relationships with CB students, and
provide support in all aspects of the return-to-campus
- Bachelor’s Degree from
an accredited college or university.
- Strong analytical and
problem-solving skills as well as excellent interpersonal and
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.
- A demonstrated
commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as
well as working with broadly diverse communities
- Master’s Degree from an
accredited college or university
- Knowledge of higher
education systems and policies
- Knowledge of
Knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices related to student
persistence and retention
- Experience teaching
within a higher education context or desire to pursue
training/credentialing to teach at the college level
- Desire to design and
teach credit recovery classes and programs
Experience supervising and collaborating with
- Develop and maintain a
system for identifying students who qualify for Circle
- Foster student
persistence by designing innovative academic and co-curricular
programming for students taking time off/away.
- Monitor progress of
students in Circle Back to identify obstacles impeding academic
success and opportunities to create supportive campus policies and
- Work creatively to
design credit recovery experiences for students taking time
off/away and collaborate with faculty to support students in the
unique learning context of time off/away; credit recovery programs
could feature elements such as for-credit study away, online study,
service learning, peer tutoring, and peer mentorship.
- Maintain thorough
knowledge of policies related to academic progress and work to
simplify and introduce new efficiencies into policies.
- Connect students to
appropriate support resources as needed and collaborate with others
to monitor and accelerate academic progress of student
- In collaboration with
Admission, Advising, the Registrar, and Disability Services,
develop and maintain systems to track student progress through
readmittance, advising, and enrollment processes
- In collaboration with
Institutional Research, develop and maintain a mechanism to track
data related to student academic success and retention and to
monitor the progress of Circle Back students.
- Establish and maintain
both college-wide learning objectives and assessment plans for
evaluating efficacy of High-Impact programs.
- Demonstrate a commitment
to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as
working with broadly diverse communities.
- Maintain knowledge and
awareness of digital accessibility including the American with
Disabilities Act and Section 508.
Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance
with FLC standards.
- Perform other duties
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 sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of
Ability to navigate classroom space
Salary is $45,000 per year, plus
a comprehensive benefits package.
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?”
- Names and contact
information for three current, professional
Submit materials as one PDF file via
Application materials received by September 5,
2021, will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until
The successful candidate will be required to submit
original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
The College and the
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
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
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
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 email@example.com
Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com 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.