Assistant Director for TRAIL (Mines' CLR)
The Office of Undergraduate Studies (OUS) invites applicants for
the position of Assistant Director of Transformative Record of
Applied Integrated Learning (TRAIL). TRAIL is a campus-wide
innovative framework that is moving from concept to design and
implementation in order to help map, guide, and capture the
comprehensive learning experiences of Mines students. TRAIL will
serve as Mines’ collective effort to synergize Experiential Major
Maps (EMM) and a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR). You will work
closely with campus constituents to implement, advance, and
institutionalize TRAIL. More specifically, the Assistant Director
will work with the Registrars to manage the comprehensive learning
record. Additionally, the Assistant Director will work with Student
Life and Academic Affairs to align identified framework priorities
and to promote and institutionalize TRAIL.
By establishing TRAIL, The Assistant Director of TRAIL should have
experience with co-curricular records (CCR) and/or CLR, records
retention, software systems, program integration across multiple
platforms, metrics tracking, student utilization rates/promotion,
and verification of data accuracy.
Development, Implementation, & Management (35%)
- Share a strong vision for TRAIL and lead the development and
management of the EMM and CLR.
- Develop an overarching framework that is aligned with the
EMM/CLR vision and Mines’ goals for students.
- Support and advance identified signature experiences and
opportunities at Mines.
- Guide and direct action items related to successful rollout of
TRAIL on-campus, to include prioritization of tasks in the
- Oversee deployment of TRAIL across campus, working closely with
(but not limited to) the following departments: Registrar, Student
Life Division (e.g., Career Services, CASA, SAIL, etc.),
International Students and Scholars Services, Academic Departments,
Office of Institutional Research, Office of Information Technology
Services, Admissions, Project and Change Management Office
- Maintain a synergetic connection between EMMs for different
degree programs and CLRs awarded to students.
- Ongoing management, refinement, and improvement of TRAIL
including software, constituents’ relations, introduction of new
modules/experiences, and staff (pending).
Promotion and Advancement (20%)
- Partner with the Office of Admissions to showcase how TRAIL
empowers students to share the whole story of their skills and
achievements. Collaborates with Admissions to use EMMs as marketing
tools for prospective students.
- Promote use and benefit of TRAIL to current students via
faculty, information events, advisors, etc.
- Advance TRAIL utilization and buy-in by way of efficacious
outreach efforts, meaningful impact reports, alignment with
Foundation, and partnership with students.
Constituent Relationships (20%)
- Meet with faculty, staff, and students to identify
opportunities that should be included on the EMM and CLR, and work
with stakeholders to submit appropriate information.
- Promote TRAIL to students, faculty, staff, community, and
industry partners to increase the number, quality, and diversity of
achievements captured on the CLR and provide necessary training on
- Liaison with Department Heads and Program Directors to create
EMMs for undergraduate degrees at Mines.
- Liaison with the Center for Academic Services and Advising
(CASA) to market EMMs as an advising tool for current
degree-seeking students at Mines.
- Collect feedback from faculty, staff, students, and employers
to understand and integrate other activities that would benefit the
meaningful number, quality, and diversity of achievements captured
- Identify and implement enhancements based on this feedback,
including potential new features.
- Once established, create annual impact and assessment reports,
continual expansion and refinement of the processes.
- Troubleshoot any areas in need of improvement, identify
weaknesses and areas data can be cleaned or better utilized.
- Monitor, evaluate, and pivot activities to facilitate TRAIL
- Track usage rates (requests/downloads) from launch
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (5%)
- Once established budget and contract management with external
- Facilitate and support OUS related efforts and trainings.
- Perform additional related duties as assigned.
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- Bachelor's degree
- 5 years of professional experience leading complex initiatives,
programs, or services in education
- 3 years of experience with cocurricular records, comprehensive
learner records, interdisciplinary education programs,
developmental education programs, or curriculum development.
- Experience working with external vendors and acting as the
liaison to understand stakeholder needs and work with vendor to
- Practical and conceptual knowledge of computer-based
applications utilizing database management, spreadsheets, word
processing, and electronic mail. Ability to identify ways to
utilize technology to streamline processes and procedures.
- Strong Interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills:
demonstrated experience communicating effectively in person, on the
telephone, and in writing, with a diverse population of people at
all levels inside and outside of the university system.
- Demonstrated judgement and decision-making abilities. Ability
to think critically, identify problems, and make decisions based on
feedback, data, and other information.
About Mines & Golden, CO
- Graduate Degree in relevant field (e.g., Business or Data
Analytics, Project Management, Interdisciplinary Studies,
Communications, Education, or Education-Related Discipline,
- STEM or Higher-Education Professional Work Experience.
- Professional Supervision Experience.
- Prior professional coordination and management of collaborative
complex systems/projects or databases. Any database-relevant
verification of skills.
- Understanding of comprehensive learner records
- Understanding of university systems, offices, processes, and
- Experience working in a large, complex, multi-disciplinary
- Understanding of FERPA rules and regulations.
- Experience evaluating effectiveness and relevance of
categorical data in relation to the job market.
- Strong ability to establish and maintain cooperative
relationships with campus departments and external agencies.
- Knowledge of common University-specific computer application
programs and productivity software.
Mines is consistently ranked
among the top engineering colleges
in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school
in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart
of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus
location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all
that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of
cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid
climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area
an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who
value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different
perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational
and work experience.
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.
$80,000 - $95,000
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.
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include
pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our
portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability
insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and
retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are
eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents),
generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more
information, visit Mines
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references,
veterans status) and upload a resume/CV and cover letter
(required). References will not be contacted until later in the
selection process and you will be informed before that contact is
Update on 7/6/22
: Review of applications will continue
until filled. Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at
questions about this opportunity.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19
vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious
exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to
their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and
medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed
as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission’s vaccination guidance.
Jun 13, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time