The Military and Veteran Success Center (MVSC) serves veterans,
active-duty service members, reservists and dependents. As our
students move on to the next chapter of their lives, we want them
to succeed and achieve their academic goals. MVSC is here to
support students using their veteran education benefits and
military tuition assistance. MVSC provides academic advising
and is committed to providing excellent customer service and
assisting students in overcoming challenges that could hinder
progress to graduation.
This position funded through September 30, 2025 by a US
Dept. of Education Title V La GENTE grant. Funding is dependent
upon renewal of the grant and may be extended based on university
needs and budget sustainability.
Description of Job
The primary role of the Academic Success Coordinator is to
ensure that students receive a positive and holistic experience
during their academic career with regard to advising, policies,
coursework, career exploration, and extracurricular activities.
This position seeks to provide students with a smooth transition
into higher education via personal and regular contact so that they
do well academically and socially and stay enrolled at CSU-Pueblo.
This position is also responsible for ensuring veteran education
benefits are certified, DOD and VA policies are followed and the
University is in compliance.
- This position provides military and veteran students pursuing
degrees with academic program advising, assistance with registering
for courses, monitoring, and maintaining a caseload of new and
continuing students for a minimum of two academic years.
- This position will meet individually and in groups with
students to develop structured Student Success Plans and DARS
reports and will track student academic progress.
- Utilize Starfish Enrollment Management System to identify
students at-risk and provide academic interventions as well as make
referrals when elicited.
- Conduct individualized follow-up sessions to provide support to
students. Create and present workshops on university policies,
degree audits, career exploration, and course registration.
- Meet students one-on-one to help them navigate the registration
process including selecting and registering for classes. Facilitate
student connections with other departments on campus including the
career center, peer mentors, and the academic department of their
major and student financial aid.
School Certification Official
- This position will assist students and their families in
navigating the use of their veteran education benefits and military
tuition assistance from the Department of Veteran Affairs and the
Department of Defense.
- This individual will be responsible for preparing and
certifying VA education benefits to include reporting student
status and eligibility changes to the VA.
- Prepares and analyzes reports. Assists with auditing
requirements and ensures compliance of all student files.
- Keeps students informed on VA education benefit regulation and
policy changes and is the liaison between students, other
University teams and the VA.
- This position performs duties with an emphasis on accuracy,
timeliness, customer service, compliance with federal and state
regulatory agencies and analyzing VA regulatory changes and
evaluation and monitoring student eligibility for benefits
- This position serves as a student’s key point of contact
regarding the student’s VA benefits.
- Work closely with the academic departments and faculty mentors
to ensure that students are taking courses within their majors.
- Regularly attend department meetings and work individually with
faculty and staff from appropriate offices to ensure that related
academic by caseload of students are satisfactorily resolved.
- Work with Department of Veteran Affairs and DOD to ensure
certification of education benefits.
Assist with registration and recruitment events on and off campus
as well as through tele-counseling and phone registrations.
Collect both quantitative and qualitative data related to each
student, major and caseload. Generate reports based on collected
data. Conduct program evaluations. Report results of evaluation.
Contribute to end of-semester and annual reports on student
success, persistence and retention.
Other duties as assigned, such as student supervision and serving
on university committees.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of
Employment & Appeal Rights
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or
- Willing and able to complete and maintain School Certifying
Official credential with the Department of Veteran Affairs
- Understands the impact of cultural and military service on
- Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to multitask in a faced paced
- Ability to work with technology including Word, Excel, and
- Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or
university in education, communications, psychology, or social
- Knowledge of and experience with Family Educational Rights and
- Experience in higher education
- Demonstrated experience with VA education benefits and Tuition
Assistance for Active-Duty Service Members
- Experience working successfully in a team environment and with
a diverse population
Condition of Employment
Evidence of your being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or applicable
exemption, is required as a condition of employment with CSU
Pueblo. Employment is contingent upon your submission of records
showing full vaccination for
COVID-19, or receiving the first dose of a
two-dose vaccine—or a single dose vaccine—before your hire date and
submitting evidence of a second dose (as necessary, based on
vaccination type) within 30 calendar days of your hire
date, or completion of an exemption before your
Information about medical and non-medical exemptions is available
Those employees who qualify for an exemption may be required to
follow additional public health requirements or precautions, such
as isolation, quarantine, testing, or other measures, particularly
if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with the direction
and guidance of public health officials and University and CSU
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line
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:
- a letter of intent (cover letter);
- a current resume or CV;
- an unofficial transcript; and
- three professional references with contact information
to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments 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 their personal contact and demographic
Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs
Flexible Benefit Plan
Basic Term Life Insurance
Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
Travel Accident Insurance
Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
Wellness Incentive Program
Annual & Sick Leave
Early submission of application materials is encouraged.
Screening of application materials will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Applications received
by 4pm (MST) on Wednesday June 15th, 2022 will receive full
About Colorado State University
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 professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global
economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs
with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics,
the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and
Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.
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.
The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse
cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a
spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service
expected of all members of our community benefits our society -
local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.
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 Education, Engineering and
Professional Studies 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
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.
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
Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive
benefits package including:
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
Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or email@example.com.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's
annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety.
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