Academic Advising Coordinator
Under the direction of the Associate Director for the Center for
Academic Services & Advising, the Academic Advising Coordinator
will support the academic progression of Mines students via
holistic and developmental academic advising. In addition, the
Coordinator will administer various academic support services and
retention efforts in collaboration with academic faculty and
administration. Broadly, the Academic Advising Coordinator will
uphold established national standards for academic advising and
academic support whilst upholding the mission of Colorado School of
This is a full time, 12-month administrative faculty exempt role.
This is position is based in Golden, Colorado and will work
in-person on the Mines campus.
Academic Advising & CASA Effectiveness
- Provide academic advisement for undergraduate students either
in their first year at Mines or in their sophomore year and beyond
in major coursework.
- Routine communication & outreach (individual and group)
with a pre-assigned set of students (approximately 500).
- Accurate and timely assistance/guidance with course planning,
registration, and class scheduling.
- Review, approve, and assist with class scheduling, including
the release of PINs with students.
- Individualized assistance/guidance to all students, including
those with complex transcripts (this would include students with
AP/IB advanced credit, transfer students, non-traditional, and
- Consistent and thorough record keeping of all student contact
and advisement. This would include pre- and post-advising session
- Proactive & reactive communication to academic faculty in
need of assistance & support for advising purposes – including
upper division advising assistance.
- Assistance with transition as a student progresses to their
identified and declared major(s).
- When necessary, assistance and support to student families and
- FERPA compliance when working with parents and families of
- Provide personalized assistance – based in student development
theory and support – with any student need, exploration, or
situation. This includes collaboration and outreach to support
- Provide proactive & reactive communication to academic
faculty in need of assistance & support for academic support
- Represent the University to various institutional divisions by
serving on various university ad hoc committees as well as
externally to students and/or the general public/local
- Where and as appropriate, host “office hours” at various
locations across campus, including the academic departments. Office
hours will support coordinators effort to advise students more
- It is expected that the Coordinators play an active role in
collaborating and working alongside CASA colleagues as advisors
will often backfill, support, and/or cross-train colleagues with
advising and support efforts.
- Assist as needed with all Student Life and CLASS programs,
events, and specialty weekends.
Academic Support Service Coordination
- Coordinator will manage and oversee an academic support service
function, including early alert/retention, academic coaching,
bounce back, peer advisors, tutoring and core review, programming,
major exploration, and/or hiring/training.
- Budget oversight for respective academic support services
- Student staff supervision, including payroll, hiring, and
training of student staff/volunteers
- Coordination also includes collaborative work with campus
including Residence Life, Student Activities, Involvement, &
Leadership, Faculty in CASA, etc.
- Offer individualized and research-backed academic coaching
assistance to students seeking to improve their academic
performance at Mines.
- Provide proactive academic coaching for assigned advisees as
well as other students as caseload allows.
- Respond to CARE inquiries for advisees and offer academic
support as needed.
Other duties as assigned
- On occasion, this position may be assigned other duties needed
to help drive to the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold Mines’
and the Department’s organizational values.
- The Coordinator is expected to abide by FERPA and privacy
regulations with all confidential student material.
Bachelors’ degree and masters’ degree from an accredited
institution of higher education.
Professional experience with college students in an advising,
mentoring, or leadership role.
Professional oral and writing communication skills, strong
organizational and project management skills, strong public
speaking skills and proficiency with computer software.
A masters’ degree in a relevant field such as higher education
administration, educational leadership, educational psychology,
curriculum and development, etc.
Employment as a full-time academic advisor and/or academic support
or student support specialist in a college or university
Advising or teaching experience with an engineering/applied science
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity of
Experience supervising employed (defined as paid) students.
About Mines & Golden, CO
When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.
Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving
the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related
to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with
specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have
continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society.
Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation,
recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in
science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World
Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem
solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and
continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the
strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM
students of all backgrounds.
At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in
new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources,
quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently
classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by
Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of
That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students –
also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees
have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued
professional learning is valued and everyone can make an
Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional
development, networking, cultural awareness and community
involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth
of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned
speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering
Days, just to name a few.
And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the
heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and
nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver
and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny,
high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation
opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live,
work and play.
Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where
you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating
the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who
values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different
perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and
Look to Mines.
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all
persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex,
gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry,
creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status
or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate
against community members for filing complaints regarding or
implicating any of these protected statuses.
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal
opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of
its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its
efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with
federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations,
executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent
discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the
Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of
inequity or concerns for safety.
$51,450 - $58,400
Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s
education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope
and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role,
work location, and external market and internal value when
determining a salary level for potential new employees.
Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for
all employees. For this role, that includes:
- Fully paid health and dental premiums
- Generous sick/vacation time: 13 paid holidays per year –
including a week-long winter break for entire campus.
- Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment, with
generous employer contribution
- Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent
discount for dependents)
- Free RTD Ecopass
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through
the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home
games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center
(fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment
rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee
Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming
soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about
benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references, veteran
status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References
will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you
will be informed before that contact is made.
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and
individuals with disabilities to apply. Mines welcomes everyone to
our team; in your application, please feel free to note which
pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his,
they/them/theirs, etc). If you need reasonable accommodation at any
point in the application or interview process, please let us
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