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High School Programs Specialist – Senior to Sophomore

Colorado State University - Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado (US)
$45,000.00 - $52,000.00 Annually
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Job Details


The University makes available a broad array of credit and non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops through the Division of Extended Studies. Some programs are offered on campus and others at off-campus sites more convenient for persons living outside of Pueblo. Off-campus instruction sites include Colorado Springs Tower Location and Fort Carson.

The primary aim of the Division of Extended Studies is to provide courses to part-time students. A variety of educational methods – classroom instruction, correspondence courses, online courses, conferences, workshops, and seminars - are utilized to expand educational access and meet the needs of students at convenient times and settings. Students may earn academic credit toward a degree, study for career advancement, or pursue cultural and avocational interests.

The High School Programs Specialist position is responsible for administering the daily tasks of High School Programs, with particular focus on Dual Enrollment Senior to Sophomore. This position works closely with various campus departments, students, and parents to increase program enrollment, course offerings, teaching personnel, and to assist in the transition of high school students to post-secondary enrollment at CSU Pueblo.

This program will work closely with the Director of Operations to support various operational and business functions to ensure the program’s success

Primary Duties

Program Support

  • Provides administrative functions and office support to ensure success and growth in High School Programs.
  • Works with school district administrators to identify areas of growth to expand dual enrollment program opportunities for students.
  • Coordinates with Director of Operations to develop and disseminate Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for department and legal review; collects and submits instructor and course credentials for review and approval by Department Chairs for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) compliance.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of correspondence and student records in adherence with FERPA guidelines.
  • Establishes and carries out timelines for program operations to program liaisons and instructors, satellite campus and departmental staff, and other campus departments.
  • Develops and coordinates semester course schedule builds and maintenance with departmental staff to ensure timely operation of the program each semester.
  • Provides administrative support for program planning and execution of events to include meeting planning, program event scheduling, course builds, preparation of event materials, payment of invoices and other financial support
  • Evaluates and identifies areas for growth in program offerings and partner schools in rural surrounding areas to increase student enrollment and instructor participation.
  • Assists in the development, administration, and data management of results of a student satisfaction assessment, to be administered each semester, and evaluates responses to identify areas needing improvement within the program.

School Personnel/Student Support

  • Onboards and provides training to liaisons and instructors on uses of campus systems to register students, verify enrollments, post grades, and retrieve student academic records.
  • Provides a high level of support, technical guidance, and verification processes in Banner for student registration and reporting purposes.
  • Develops and delivers orientation sessions for students and their parents to clarify admissions, financial aid, registration processes, and other academic policies.
  • Refers students to additional campus services to ensure increased academic success and satisfaction in the program. Collaborates with other campus departments to assist students in their transition to postsecondary enrollment at CSU Pueblo or other institutions.
  • Oversees the student registration process. Verifies information against report data for third-party billing.
  • Monitors student course progress and completion, troubleshoots and resolves registration errors. Assists students with add/drop, withdrawals, College Opportunity Fund (COF) authorizations, registration holds and student billing.
  • Ensures the technical needs of the program for instructors and students are met and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates with the University Track Center, Admissions Counselors, and Pack Center to support enrollment for college after participating in the High School Programs opportunity.

Recruitment & Marketing

  • Works with the Marketing Specialist to promote the program in print, on the website, on social medial platforms and via text messaging.
  • Attends and hosts functions, orientations, or other information sessions, outside of normal business hours as necessary, to promote the program, meet with high school personnel, students and their families, and other campus partners to increase awareness about and enrollment in programs.

Ancillary Duties:

Other duties as assigned.

Salary Range

$45,000 - $52,000

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, enterprise information systems (Banner), and digital workflow systems (Formstack).
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in a customer service role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Advanced working knowledge of Banner
  • Knowledge of regional accreditation and higher education regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work with diverse populations
  • Experience working with high school students in an academic setting
  • Experience in academic advising

All interested candidates must apply through the online 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) explaining how you meet the minimum or preferred qualifications for this position
  2. a current resume or CV 
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing the required degree conferred
  4. current contact information for three professional references, either within the online application or as an attachment. Personal references will not satisfy this requirement. 

Applications submitted without the required attachments/information 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 personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged.  Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled; applications received by 11pm Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, will receive 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 student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. 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.  

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 STEM 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.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Flexible benefit plan 
  • Basic term life insurance 
  • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Travel accident insurance 
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance 
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub

       Other incentives include various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts.

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 Office of  Human Resources& Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or 

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

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.


Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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