Civil and Environmental Engineering - Undergraduate Advisor

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 03 Apr 2023

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information

Working Title Civil and Environmental Engineering - Undergraduate Advisor
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202300454AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib II
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 - $55,000
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/03/2023
Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a full-time undergraduate advisor. Civil and Environmental Engineering comprises approximately 35 faculty, 600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The undergraduate advisor position reports directly to the department head, but for the first 6-12 months in the position, daily direction and training will be provided by another departmental professional academic advisor. The advising staff will work closely together with the department head to support the undergraduate student population through advising and a variety of programs designed to assist students in developing academic plans, making critical transitions, and connecting with campus resources. This is a 12-month, full-time administrative professional position. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department at:
Position Summary
The selected individual will work closely with undergraduate students in advising/recommending academic requirements, scheduling of classes, and developing plans for academic success. The Academic Advisor will also communicate with the office of Registrar in evaluating transfer/graduating student’s credentials. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with the teaching/class scheduling, and textbook ordering for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, serving on department, college and university committees as needed, assisting with university and college events such as Ram Welcome, Commencement, Ram Orientation, and Engineering recruitment events, and processing documents related to graduation, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, military, athletics, and other advising related issues while in accordance with Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines. This position requires partial in-person/in-office work each week with one or two days remote per week.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, Student Affairs or related human-studies content area;
  • 1 years of experience advising, counseling, and/or providing academic program oversight and academic support for students;
  • Demonstrated experience with advising students in a one-on-one setting;
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple projects effectively and efficiently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and public speaking); and
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in any area plus a Master’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Counseling, Student Affairs, Higher Education or related human/educational content area;
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, collaborating, and supervising programs;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and heading intervention strategies for supporting the academic success of students;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while exhibiting flexibility, strong work ethic, patience and creativity;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Experience with Oracle, Banner, and Navigate software systems; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access.
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Advising
  • Will be cognizant of current departmental, university, college, and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) requirements necessary for undergraduate students to obtain their Civil or Environmental Engineering degrees;
  • Advise current and prospective students on academic requirements, scheduling of classes, semester-to-semester academic path, and administrative procedures related to academics;
  • Advise students on review of transfer evaluation of coursework and clarify and recommend any needed reevaluations;
  • Assist students to develop plans to improve GPA and overcome academic difficulties;
  • Process documents related to graduation, overrides, exceptions, appeals, study abroad, military, athletics, and other advising related issues;
  • Work within FERPA guidelines;
  • Maintain and disseminate advising related information to prospective, current, and former students;
  • Evaluate credentials for graduating seniors to determine if departmental, university and ABET requirements have been met;
  • Communicate with the Registrar, as needed while supporting students;
  • Maintain knowledge of Colorado State University campus resources, information systems, and university, college, and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Act as a positive representative for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and a positive role model for students;
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with CSU cultural centers, academic departments, program coordinators, student groups, and university resources;
  • Conduct tracking of student progress and proactive outreach in support of students; and
  • Document appointment notes.
Percentage Of Time 80%
Job Duty Category Administrative
  • Assist with administrative support for the curriculum course and program changes in order to have positive influence on the process;
  • Help maintain accurate and current information on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department website;
  • Accurately contribute to departmental records, spreadsheets and databases related to the undergraduate program and students;
  • Act as a resource for faculty in the department;
  • Serve on department, college and university committees as needed;
  • Assess undergraduate program for quality improvements;
  • Assist with student survey administration and assess data; and
  • Additional responsibilities as determined by departmental needs.
Percentage Of Time 10%
Job Duty Category Recruitment and Retention
  • Meet with prospective students and families;
  • Facilitate faculty-to-student interactions;
  • Assist with university and college events such as Ram Welcome, Commencement, Ram Orientation, and Engineering recruitment events;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of overall departmental goals and priorities; and
  • Assist with outreach to Colorado Community Colleges and area high schools.
Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. If you have questions, please contact
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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EEO Statement
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The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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